I fell in love with Paris the second I got off the train. I think I had all of these expectations and I was slightly scared they wouldn't be met and they weren't - they were exceeded. Paris is magical and full of so much energy and love. It's just a beautiful place and I could talk about it all day long but, I will go over a few of the places to visit and then provide you with a bucket list/checklist of your own to do! This can easily be completed in 2-3 days if you would like. Find cheap, roundtrip flights from the US to Paris via Skyscanner.
1. Eiffel Tower
I have a slight obsession with the Eiffel Tower. From the moment I saw it to it lighting up - I was in awe. It's just absolutely amazing. I wanted to see it at all times of the day and quite honestly - I could have spent my entire 3 days just sitting in front of it. There's just something about it that makes you feel all happy inside. I highly suggest going to the top of the Eiffel, it's well worth the wait and it has amazing views. You can check out tickets online at Tour Eiffel and I would recommend getting the fast track pass so that you get to go up earlier than the rest!
2. The Louvre
We didn't actually go into the Louvre like everyone else normally does - I kind of just wanted to see the outside of it because it's so iconic. We only got to see it at night, due to a lack of time, but I would have loved to go back and see it during the day time. So, if you have time during your travels - check it out during day/night because it was absolutely amazing at night!
3. Seine River Cruise
I would highly recommend a Seine cruise! I would also recommend doing it your first night there because it gives you a GREAT indication as to how far away everything is from things. Our hotel was super close to the Eiffel Tower, so it gave us an inkling as to how far we would have to go to see everything else. However, the main reason to ride the cruise is that it's gorgeous! At night, Paris is all lit up and it's just amazing to see from the water.
4. Sacre Coeur
Sacre Coeur is located in the cutest neighborhood of Paris - Montmartre. The only par that felt super touristy was near the Basilica itself.... afterwards, we went to a cute little cafe around the corner where only locals were going and it felt so Parisian. When we went, it was free to get in and see what the inside looks like. It's kind of just a bunch of people just shuffling around to see the ceiling, etc but it is well worth it. I absolutely loved it and thought it was beautiful. Plus, once you hike up to where the Sacre Coeur is - you see a beautiful view of Paris! Can't beat that!
These are just some of the places that I went that I wanted to touch on so you got an idea for what you were in for. Below, I have compiled a bucket list/checklist for your Paris adventures! These can easily be completed within 2-4 days but if you stay longer - great!!
As Audrey Hepburn said, "Paris is always a good idea".
If you are heading to Amsterdam soon, be sure to check out the Amsterdam guide that I recently published as well!
*Download Bucket list below*