COVID-19 has slowed tourism to a halt for over a year, and it’s made many of us excited to see the world once restrictions are lifted for air-travel. There have been plenty of places that popped-up during the pandemic to expand what traveling means or have even flipped plenty of average experience on their heads. 

If you’re interested in expanding your world view after COVID-19, consider booking a flight to the following places for these futuristic locations and sights.

Area15, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Area15, which opened in September 2020, is a unique retail experience that combines customer interaction with shopping. While there are other attractions in Vegas that may pique your interest, Area15 offers a futuristic and creative event filled with art exhibits, music, and food. The best part of Area15 is free to enter, with only some shows costing 15-30 dollars.

In 2021 over 2.14 billion people worldwide are expected to buy goods and services online, which is more than 1/4th of the world’s population. Area15 is attempting to bring online shoppers into the fold by creating an experience that doesn’t incorporate shopping alone. In Area15, you can touch and interact with most of the exhibits while shopping. 

If you want to experience a different kind of retail shopping, take a trip to Las Vegas after the pandemic and pop your head into the building. 

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay opened in 2012 to critical praise because it encompasses traditional garden architecture with futuristic designs. The park consists of 3 waterfront gardens, Bay East, Bay South, and Bay Central, with the most extensive being South. It’s Flower Dome, which is a giant structure filled with plants, is the largest glass greenhouse in the world.

Some popular attractions within the gardens include a misty trail in the Cloud Forest, the lighted conservatory at night, the multiple live events, Singapore’s heritage gardens, and the Flower Dome, as mentioned. Within the flower dome, there are hundreds of beautiful flora that you can witness all year round. 

If you have an interest in gardening or flowers, the Gardens by the Bay is worth a look. A single visit will only set you back 20 dollars.

Atlantis Underwater Suite, Jumeirah Palm, Dubai, UAE

Atlantis the Palm in Dubai is a luxury hotel resort located at Palm Jumeirah’s apex in the United Arab Emirates. There are 1,548 rooms that have a nautical theme that links together at the Royal Bridge Suite. Although all of the rooms are expansive and impressive in their own right, the futuristic Atlantis Underwater Suite is the most beautiful.

The underwater suite can hold 3 adults + 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children under 14. For the price of $8,167 for one night, you get an immense floor-to-ceiling window that offers a glimpse of 65,000 marine animal aquariums in Dubai. You’ll get to see manta rays, sharks, and multiple fish swim past your hotel suite daily.

You also get 24-hour private butler service and a complimentary interconnecting room so, if you have the cash, you should try out this experience.

Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

What is more futuristic than watching a light show complete with robots and giant cars? Often described as a cabaret, the Japanese Robot Restaurant does a great job bringing anime, video games, and manga to life with its incredible costuming and dancing. Be prepared for a spectacle, because their show lasts 90 minutes and you may be asked to go up on stage.

When approaching the restaurant, you may not feel like the location is futuristic. It may even come off as tacky, but once you enter the site, you’re bombarded with incredible music, neon lights, and a show that will stay in your memory for a lifetime. However, the price can be expensive, even without food, as tickets cost around 80 USD.

Still, if you’re begging for a futuristic event that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, get yourself a ticket and enjoy the show. 


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