If exploring mountains, glaciers and canyons isn’t enough of a thrill, you can also access the world’s most terrifying glass-bottom bridges. These five are not for the faint of heart.
Grand Canyon Skywalk, Peach Springs, U.S.
Extending 70 feet over the edge of the Grand Canyon, the Skywalk & Eagle point offers an adrenaline-pumping view 4,000 feet down to the Canyon floor. The 10-foot-wide, horseshoe-shaped bridge gives you an up-close view of one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders.
Glacier Skywalk, Jasper, Canada
Soak up views of Sunwapta Valley along the Columbia Icefield Skywalk to see waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more. Glass is the only thing that separates visitors from a 9,180-foot drop to not only terrify you but connect you to nature in a more meaningful way.
Tianmen Mountain Skywalk, Zhangjiajie, China
See why they call Tianmen Mountain Skywalk the “Heavenly Gate” mountain. The crystal-clear glass walk offers stunning landscapes at an altitude of more than 4,600 feet. You can see all the way down to the bottom of the cliff and the mountain road below.
Located in Zhangjiajie, Hunan, the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge was once the longest and tallest glass-bottomed bridge in the world. The middle of the bridge even offers a bungee platform towering 270 meters above the ground.
Brave Men’s Bridge
If you’re afraid of heights, the all-glass suspension bridge, Brave Men’s Bridge, is your worst nightmare. At 984 feet long and 590 feet high, the bridge was once wooden, which may be a more terrifying thought to consider.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
This spring/summer, Music City welcomes The Printing House, a new hotel celebrating the city’s rich legacy as a hub for creativity. Located at the intersection of Third Avenue and Peabody Street, The Printing House pays homage to the printing press’s influence in and dispersion of music in Nashville’s legacy, from printed sheet music to concert posters to songbooks.
If you think you’ve been to the must-see destinations in Japan, but your explorations haven’t really taken you past the major travel hubs, consider Setouchi. Or maybe you’ve never visited Japan before, but want somewhere off the beaten path, Setouchi fits the bill. A small region in the southern half of the country, the destination offers plenty to see and do, regardless of its size.
From the windy tip of Malin Head in County Donegal to the colorful harbor town of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way amazes at every turn. Feel the blast of fresh sea air with a lighthouse walk. Get up close to history, grab a fireside seat at a traditional music session, experience the world-famous Irish hospitality and explore some of Ireland's most exhilarating coastal scenery. It is a place that inspired dreamers and travelers, poets and painters with a landscape filled with stone walls, thatched cottages, deserted beaches and breathtaking views. Charming towns and villages, 1,500 miles of soaring cliffs, incredible landscapes and unique experiences await.
Chautauqua Institution is a unique destination in western New York, which, every summer, hosts thousands of visitors who flock to the expansive grounds to attend a variety of programming all designed with “self and community betterment” in mind. Chautauqua Institution is nothing new; it was founded in the 1870s to provide wealthy Americans a more constructive and educational way to use their leisure time, and, this year, it’s celebrating its 150th anniversary, making it the perfect time to visit.