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Somerset, England

Vicars' Close

The oldest residential street in Europe also features an optical illusion.
Šibenik, Croatia

St. Nicholas Fortress

Large, airy hallways hide within an impenetrable fortress that beckons urban explorers.
Split, Croatia

Froggyland

A wonderfully strange collection of 500+ stuffed frogs doing people things.
Wick, Scotland

Ebenezer Place

The world's shortest street was created by an awkwardly placed hotel.
Berkeley, California

Fairy Post Office

Travelers exchange letters with woodland creatures at this mini post office.
Ashton-Sandy Spring, Maryland

Underground Railroad Experience Trail

A trail through a historic Quaker town that outlawed slavery in 1777 and was a major waypoint on the Underground Railroad.
Rochester, New York

The George Eastman Museum

The home, museum, and death site of Kodak's influential founder.
Rochester, New York

Garbage Plates at Nick Tahou Hots

Rochester's signature culinary delicacy.
Rochester, New York

International Center for the History of Electronic Games

Comprehensive gaming collection of over 30,000 electronic games and consoles.
Neskowin, Oregon

Neskowin Ghost Forest

The eerie remnants of an ancient forest that was hidden under the sand for centuries.
Wigtown, Scotland

The Open Book

This seaside Scottish holiday rental lets you live out your bookselling dreams.
Wasserauen, Switzerland

Berggasthaus Aescher Wildkirchli

This 170-year-old Swiss guesthouse built into the side of a mountain is best accessed by a cable car.
Baku, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

A unique museum dedicated to culture and artistry of carpet weaving.
Yerevan, Armenia

Katoghike Church

This little medieval church hidden in the center of Yerevan was lost and rediscovered—twice.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fairy Pools

These fantastically named natural pools look like something out of a Scottish myth.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Magdalen Chapel

The 16th-century church has the only stained glass windows that survived the Scottish Reformation intact.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh

One of the oldest scientific gardens in Britain, containing more than 13,302 plant species in its core collection.
Lisbon, Portugal

National Coach Museum

An exquisite collection of fairytale conveyances that puts most car museums to shame.
Lisbon, Portugal

Caza das Vellas Loreto

This charming candle shop has been in business since 1789.
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco

The stunning interior of this Gothic church is covered in ornate gold details.
Porto, Portugal

Livraria Lello

One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world hides a neo-Gothic interior behind an art nouveau facade.
Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

This eccentrically decorated palace is replete with grottoes, fountains, tunnels, and caves.
Namibia

Shipwreck Lodge

Ten shipwreck-shaped chalets lie along the sand dunes on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast.
El Jem, Tunisia

El Jem Amphitheatre

The largest and best-preserved Roman amphitheater in Africa was designed to seat 35,000 people.