Rio De Janeiro
With a harbor punctuated by granite monoliths, a laid-back cosmopolitan lifestyle, and famous black-and-white-tiled sidewalks, Rio de Janeiro attracts more than two million visitors each year. The perfect day here starts on the beaches of Leblon; includes a trip up to Christ the Redeemer, one of the seven new wonders of the world; and ends in the early morning at the samba clubs of Lapa. Along the way, eat your weight in grilled meat and Amazonian fruits, taste drinks made from sugarcane liquor, and shake hands with some of the most beautiful and friendly people on the planet.