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30 attractions to visit before the summer crowds take over
Posted on 27/02/2017

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You wish for the perfect holiday or city break and when you get there the reality is not always what you imagined. Queueing for hours to then scramble over fellow tourists to compete for the best photo is not what you had in mind. Try heading to your dream destinations a little early this year to avoid those hot, sticky crowds and marvel over the sights in your own space and time, or you may be facing crowds like these...

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  • Eiffel Tower, Paris
    Eiffel Tower, Paris

    A popular destination every day of the year, but in the summer months the grass of the Champ de Mars will fill up and you may be queueing to go up the tower for hours on end. Best to get there sooner rather than later!

  • Charles Bridge, Prague
    Charles Bridge, Prague

    As the most visited sight in the city, you want to be able to admire the beauty of the bridge without hundreds of others doing the same!

  • Central Park, New York City
    Central Park, New York City

    To truly soak up the beauty of one of the world's most visited urban parks, head to Central Park early this year to have its tree-lined boulevards a little less stacked with camera-waving tourists.

  • Vatican City
    Vatican City

    St Peter's Basilica is a busy sight to visit all-year-round, but you definitely won't catch sight of the Pope whilst jostling with the impossible summer crowds.

  • Times Square, New York City
    Times Square, New York City

    The appeal of Times Square is its busy atmosphere, but try to beat some of the summer crowds in order to avoid a selfie-stick poking you in the eye!