A new Bing Travel slide show depicts some of these legendary experiences around the world. These are must-do activities — such as enjoying the beach in Los Angeles, quieting the mind in a Japanese garden, or making a pilgrimage to the Statue of Liberty in New York City — that should be sampled by any visitor who wants to get a feel for the places they travel to. Call it the global travel buff’s lifetime checklist.
We think the best of these distinctive experiences are the ones that aren’t limited primarily to tourists. When an activity is enjoyed equally by locals and visitors alike, that’s when it’s a real icon of its homeland.