Fantasy: The Eiffel Tower
Ah, Paris. The City of Light. Is there a more romantic place on Earth? Moonlit walks along the Seine, grabbing a pastry at a chic café, and of course, taking in the glow of Paris’ most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower.
The tower is one of the world’s most famous constructions, and from 324 feet in the sky, the observation deck provides a view of the city like no other. It’s a must-see.
Reality: The Eiffel Tower
An estimated 7 million people visit the tower each year. And with most of them visiting in the summer, good luck finding a picnic spot on the lawn while you’re there.
And if you plan on trekking up to the top for that one-of-a-kind panoramic view, be prepared for it to be an all-day adventure as you’ll have to wait in tight security, and in incredibly long lines just to make it to the top. Once there it’s likely your view will be obscured by all those other people you were waiting in line with.