Top 10 Happiest Cities in the World


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Finding a Happy Place: The Top 10 Happiest Cities

Life isn’t all work and business. Sometimes you need to sit back, relax and regain some energy. What’s the best ways of doing that? Travel to a place that is bursting with happiness of course.

From the many locations around the world, a recent survey has uncovered the top 10 cities that are perceived to be the happiest place to live. Let’s take a look at each of these upbeat cities and major attraction sites that draw people to them.

1. Rio de Janeiro

As the main tourist resort and attraction of Brazil, it’s no wonder it is seen as a happy place to live. Some of the main attractions include:

• Sugar Loaf Mountain
• Copacabana Beach
• Tandem Hang Gliding
• Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden)
• Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

2. Sydney

They often say the more the merrier. As Australia’s most populous city, Sydney proves that old saying is as valid as ever. Top attractions of this happy city include:

• Sydney Opera House
• Sydney Harbour Bridge
• The Rocks
• Royal Botanic Gardens
• Museum of Sydney

3. Barcelona

It might be the second largest city in Spain, but it has the biggest heart. Have fun and be happy by checking out some of these popular attractions:

• La Sagrada Familia church
• Picasso Museum Barcelona
• Magic Fountain show
• Las Ramblas street
• Camp Nou stadium

4. Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands is one of the best places to live in or visit. If you are just visiting, don’t miss these main tourist spots before you leave.

• Amsterdam canal ring
• Rijksmuseum Musueum
• The Floating Flower Market
• Van Gogh Museum
• Begijnhof (Medieval Courtyard)

5. Melbourne

The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Melbourne as the world’s most livable cities for two consecutive years. Which goes to explain why this is such a happy place. Must see attractions include:

• Puffing Billy Railway
• Colonial Tramcar
• Melbourne Zoo
• Melbourne Museum
• Queen Victoria Market

6. Madrid

While not as highly ranked in the happiness scale, the capital of Spain is still overjoyed at sixth place. It boasts Major tourist attractions such as:

• Royal Palace
• Puerta del Sol
• The Prado Museum
• Madrid Cathedral
• La Gran Vía

7. San Francisco

As the financial and cultural centre of Northern California, San Francisco is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Visitors are sure to enjoy going to these attractions:

• Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
• Alcatraz
• Golden Gate Bridge
• Cable Cars
• Fisherman’s Wharf

8. Rome

With a history dating back to over two and half thousand years, there’s sure to be many happy highlights. Rome’s rich history makes it one of the most important cities with attractions such as:

• Colosseum
• Pantheon
• Castel Sant Angelo
• Vatican Museum
• St. Peter’s Basilica

9. Paris

Paris is the most visited city in the world. Being so popular is enough to make anyone happy. Here are just some of the top attractions that draw people to Paris.

• Louvre Museum
• Palaces of Versailles
• Cathedral of Notre Dame
• The Arc De Triomphe
• Montparnasse Tower

10. Buenos Aires

We round of this happy list of cities with the capital of Argentina. Top sites to visit include:

• Museum of Fine Arts
• Buenos Aires Zoo
• Recoleta Cemetery
• La Bombonera Stadium
• Plaza San Martin