Niagara Falls ranked second most popular travel bucket list destination

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Published September 8, 2023 at 12:12 pm

Many people want to see Niagara Falls before shuffling off their mortal coil. 

According to Kuoni, a UK-based travel company, Niagara Falls (the Canadian side) is high on the list of places many people want to visit before travel becomes impossible due to, well, death. 

In fact, it’s ranked second–just under the Maldives. 

“Many items on the average person’s bucket list are travel-related. Whether it’s flying across the world to an exotic location or soaking up history in a European city, there are so many different destinations, attractions and experiences to satisfy even the deepest wanderlust,” the survey says, adding that people are anxious to see the world now that COVID-19-related travel restrictions have been lifted. 

To find out what destinations people want to check off their must-see lists, the company examined global search volumes for over 115 travel bucket list items.

While the survey says people want to visit all the US states, enjoy an African safari, trek Mount Everest and sunbathe in tropical destinations, it also said many want to “get splashed at Niagara Falls.”

A visit to the scenic landmark ranked second on the list. 

“…the group of waterfalls border Canada and the state of New York in the USA, offering a breath-taking sight many dream of visiting,” the website reads. 

“Travellers can experience the vast waterscape up close, with boat trips taking passengers to the base of the waterfall, providing a truly immersive experience.” 

While many want to see the falls for themselves, it appears more people are keen to see the Maldives, an archipelagic state and country in South Asia known for its white sand beaches. 

The survey also found that people from all over the world hope to see the iconic Mona Lisa at the Louvre, visit Bora Bora and see the Statue of Liberty. 

Other places on the top 20 include Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal, Times Square, the Burj Khalifa, Chichén Itzá, Alcatraz and the Dead Sea. 

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