14 Historical Destinations You Must See in Your Lifetime

Truth be told, we can’t resist the allure of a vacation spent relaxing on a beach, mojito in hand. But sometimes, you crave a little history with your hotel stay. With UNESCO’s inspiring list of more than 1000 World Heritage Sites as our guiding light, we’re rounding up the most stunning global destinations with historical and cultural importance for days—or should we say millennia? From remarkable ancient cities carved into red sandstone to the only man-made structure visible from space, these destinations will have your wanderlust reaching peak levels.