As travel opens back up, many of us will be booking vacations around the world. And if you’re a true Rebel, you’ll be looking for exciting, interesting and even spooky travel destinations. We’ve made a list of 10 of the weirdest, wildest and most exciting places to travel if you love the strange and unusual. Take a peek at these to die for destinations and let us know where you’re eager to visit in the comments section.
Highgate Cemetery—London, England
One of the most spectacular cemetaries in the world, the Highgate Cemetery hosts over 53,000 graves throughout 37 acres of land. Many English celebrities are buried in this spectacular cemetery, including author Douglas Adams, philosopher Karl Marx and singer George Michael.
Catacombs of Paris—Paris, France
Beneath Paris’ busy streets, you’ll find one of the most famous ossuaries that hosts the remains of over 6 million people. Established in 1809, this site gives visitors a uniquely morbid view into Paris’ dark history.
The Museum of Death—Los Angeles, California
With two locations, one in Hollywood and a second in New Orleans, this museum houses the world’s largest collection of serial killer artwork, antique funeral ephemera, mortician and coroners instruments, Manson Family memorabilia, pet death taxidermy and crime scene photographs. The museum gives visitors a self-guided tour of the collections and with hundreds of items on display, it offers hours of entertainment.
Mütter Museum—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
If you find yourself in Philadelphia, the Mütter Museum is the perfect way to spend a rainy day. The museum has over 25,000 anatomical specimens, wax models and antique medical equipment. Notable specimens of this museum include a malignant tumor from President Grover Cleveland and the liver of conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker.
House of Eternal Return—Santa Fe, New Mexico
Established by Meow Wolf as their first permanent installation, House of Eternal Return is a 20,000 square foot artistic experience. And with over 70 rooms of interactive art, there’s no better way to spend a day in Santa Fe.
Sedlec Ossuary—Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
If you find yourself in Czech Republic, the world famous Bone Church is a must see. Home to 70,000 skeletons, this church is just one hour away from Prague and contains some of the most stunning macabre art known to man.
Vampire Café—Tokyo, Japan
There’s something for everyone in Tokyo, including vampires! This cafe is located in one of Tokyo’s most chic fashion districts and is decked out in blood red velvet, coffin decor and sophisticated skull decor.
House of Wax—Brooklyn, New York
A combination of mixology and macabre, this Brooklyn bar showcases a unique collection of anatomical wax features alongside cutting edge cocktails. Plus, House of Wax is right next to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and a perfect way to unwind after a movie.
Bran Castle—Bran, Romania
Known worldwide from “Dracula,” Bran’s Castle is a national monument in Romania. The castle is available for tours, hosts a restaurant and features events yearlong.
The Island of the Dolls—Mexico City, Mexico
Just South of Mexico City on the canals of Xochimilco there’s a small island inhabited by hundreds of dolls hanging from trees. According to legend, a little girl drowned and her spirit possessed a doll, inspiring the island’s caretaker to appease her spirit by hanging the dolls on trees.