Some holidaymakers aren’t satisfied with scenic views from ground level. For those with a stomach for heights, you can view your destination from a whole new perspective. Thanks to some of the world’s best observation towers, travellers are given the unique opportunity to take in views that were once reserved only for birds.
If you are ready to experience first-hand these unique views, we have a list of some of the world’s best observation towers.
Sky Tower – Auckland, NZ
The Sky Tower, located in Auckland, NZ is the place to go for those who want to stay close to home, but who may also want to experience the thrill of a world famous observation deck. Visitors to Sky Tower can walk along an open-air observation deck, dine at one of the restaurants, or go bungee jumping.
The Stratosphere – Las Vegas, Nevada
The Stratosphere is a thrill-seekers observation tower. While this observation tower offers amazing views of Las Vegas, it also offers people the chance to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
People can hop aboard the Insanity the Ride. This huge ride will dangle you above the Vegas Strip, leaving you with thrilling memories or many hours of therapy!
Shanghai Tower – China
Shanghai Tower may be the second tallest observation tower, but it has many features you won’t find on the world’s tallest observation tower. It has a 561m observation deck, which is the highest in the world.
Shanghai Tower also has the world’s fastest elevators. People board the elevators and are taken from the ground floor to the observation deck in just under a minute.
OUE Skyspace – Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles is the city of dreams. When you visit it and go to the OUE Skyspace, you can make one of your dreams come true.
You get to take in the amazing views of Los Angeles. Views which are often only seen on postcards and to slide down the world’s only see-through floor outdoor slide. The slide will take you from the 70th floor to the 69th floor in just a matter of seconds and will be sure to give you an adrenaline rush.
British Airways i360 – Brighton, United Kingdom
The British Airways i360 isn’t the world’s tallest observation tower, but it is unique. It has the only vertical cable car.
Hop aboard the cable car and it will take you from the thin tower to the observation deck. That may not sound like a lot, but this all happens 138m above the ground.
Tokyo Skytree – Tokyo, Japan
When you want to feel like you are walking on air, go and visit the Tokyo Skytree. It has a glass floor observation deck that will allow you to walk 100m above the ground with nothing to catch you should you fall. Talk about a thrill!
CN Tower – Toronto, Canada
CN Tower has become the symbol of Toronto, Canada. It has the world’s first glass floor platform, the largest glass paneled elevator, and it has amazing views! One of the elder statesmen on the list which still is pulling visitors 40 years after its debut. Make sure to visit on a clear day and you will be sure to see Niagara Falls.
Burj Khalifa – Dubai, UAE
No list of the best observation towers would be complete without the tallest building in the world. That building is Burj Khalifa. Standing at 825m, it is the tallest observation tower in the entire world.
Eiffel Tower – Paris, France
If you want to go with an iconic classic observation tower, the Eiffel Tower is the place to see. It has been around for 130 years and provides amazing views of Paris, France. No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to this wonderful tower.
One World Trade Center – New York City, New York
One World Trade Center is a unique experience. It was built on the site of the old World Trade Center. This observation tower provides amazing views, but also reminds us that with the help and support of the world, a community can rebuild from a tragedy.
Use this list when planning your next holiday and you will be sure to have one enjoyable holiday filled with memory-making moments from some of the world’s best observation towers.