World’s Most Fun Destinations – Top 40 Entertaining Countries and Cities

Prague at night – World’s Most Fun Destinations – Entertaining Countries and Cities – A World to Travel

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If you have a longer stretch of time for your escape, consider planning a vacation to one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Known for their entertainment venues, locations such as Belgium, Cyprus, and the Netherlands offer dozens of choices to help you fill your day, from museums to sports stadiums to amusement parks

Learn more about the most entertaining vacation spots in the world with the infographic below:

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What are the world’s most entertaining countries and cities? We’ve scoured the world, collecting data about fun places, sites, and activities to find the destinations where you’re guaranteed to have a great time.


1. The Netherlands

The number one country for culture, the Netherlands boasts a huge array of museums, galleries, and concert halls to visit, and has produced such talents as Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Vermeer. Its main cities are also an architecture haven. Here’s proof: Brief guide to Rotterdam’s architecture.

2. Cyprus

An island in the Mediterranean sea, Cyprus was not overlooked in terms of the flow of culture in the region and has 188 sites of national attraction. Here’re some Cyprus facts you should know before visiting.

3. Belgium

Despite its relatively small size, Belgium packs a punch in terms of culture. The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels includes a cinema, a concert hall, and artworks of many different periods.

4. United Kingdom

From concert halls and art galleries to Michelin Star restaurants and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, there’s a lot to explore across the United Kingdom.

5. Germany

With the second-highest number of amusement and water parks, Germany has plenty of fun to throw yourself into. Its capital, Berlin, is also a well-renowned cultural hub. Have a look at this Berlin in winter post to know what we are talking about.

6. Ireland

The Irish National holiday, St Patrick’s Day, has come to be celebrated in many countries around the world, as well as the iconic figure of the leprechaun from Irish folklore.

7. Italy

The Italians are spoiled with culture at every turn, especially in Rome where there are countless attractions to choose from. And not forgetting the iconic Italian cuisine!

8. Portugal

Portugal is home to 15 UNESCO World Heritage sites, and international-scale venues in Lisbon, Porto, and Braga in which to see theatre, music, and modern art. Here’s a guide to Porto architecture to get you started.

9. United Arab Emirates

The Eastern culture here feels like a far cry from more typical Western tourist destinations, and many visitors are fascinated by the architecture, food, and way of life there. This is one of the reasons why many expats decide to start working in Dubai and other emirates for some time.

10. France

Since the word ‘culture’ derives from French, it is no surprise that this country is laden with national attractions and places of interest, and not just in Paris. On top of that, the French is known to be one of the best cuisines in the world.

11. Greece

There’s more to Greece than just the beach or the Greek islands! Its culture has evolved over thousands of years and is widely considered to be the birthplace of all Western culture.

12. Poland

Perhaps surprisingly, Poland has the highest number of national attractions, from underground salt mines to historic town squares.

13. Spain

Through a history of conquering and being conquered, Spain has acquired a tremendous amount of culture. From flamenco music to fantastic beaches, the Spanish lifestyle is one to envy. Find out what else Spain is famous for.

14. USA
Despite being a relatively ‘new’ country, America has more than earned its cultural status with a huge range of activities to do and see, including hundreds of sports stadiums and thousands of museums.

15. Turkey

Turkey is a popular Summer destination amongst tourists thanks to its incredible weather, but what is often overlooked is the unique culture of this country, borne out of their blend of Eastern and Western influences.

16. Thailand

The country has a huge array of attractions such as amusement and water parks.

17. Morocco

The colorful culture of Morocco attracts thousands of visitors each year, who want to experience spice markets and the heat of the Sahara desert among many other things. We experienced digital nomadism there for a while.

18. Mexico

Home of the likes of the artist Frida Kahlo and the filmmaker Luis Buñuel, Mexico boasts an incredibly rich and complex culture. And we cannot wait to go back and taste a few Mexican delicacies!

19. China

Despite being such a vast country, China still manages to invest in entertainment for locals and tourists alike, with the second-highest number of attractions per capita (after Mexico).

20. Russia

Influential on global literature, philosophy, classical music, ballet, and numerous other areas, in many ways Russian culture is unparalleled in its originality and creativity. Especially in isolated places of Siberia. It does not get much more exotic than that.


The number of bars, clubs & restaurants, amusement and water parks, theatres, cinemas, live performances, sports stadiums, museums, festivals, gigs per month, and other entertainment indicators were taken into consideration to compile this list.

  1. Prague
  2. Amsterdam
  3. London
  4. Vienna
  5. Singapore
  6. Barcelona
  7. Istanbul
  8. Rome
  9. New York
  10. Paris
  11. Dubai
  12. Taipei
  13. Bangkok
  14. Milan
  15. Hong Kong
  16. Shanghai
  17. Kuala Lumpur
  18. Tokyo
  19. Osaka
  20. Seoul


The destinations in the study have been identified as the top locations which people travel to. The number of amenities was then calculated based on how many there were per square km of the destination. The destination was then allocated a score of between 0 to 10 based on its comparison to the other destinations. They then calculated an overall score to rank the destinations.