October 5 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of "Love Me Do," The Beatles' first single.
In honor of the Fab Four, TripAdvisor has put together a list of the top 10 Beatles-related sites around the world that all fans must see. While these sites are all top priorities, there are other spots around the globe that are just as interesting, including the aptly-named Yellow Submarine hotel docked in Liverpool and the Indian ashram where the Beatles stayed in 1968, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Below, take a look at the destinations picked by TripAdvisor. What do you think? What are your favorite Beatles pilgrimages? Leave them in comments or add a photo to the slideshow below.
St Peter's Church, Liverpool
Paul and John were first introduced on the grounds of this 19th century church. Visitors can also see the gravestone of Eleanor Rigby.
Abbey Road, London
Known as the backdrop of The Beatles’ eleventh studio album cover, the iconic crossing on this Westminster street is a perfect place to snap a photo. Nearby sits Abbey Road Studios.
Videy Island, Reykjavik, Iceland
Travelers visiting this small island can see the Imagine Peace Tower, an outdoor monument that bears the words "Imagine Peace" in 24 languages. Created by Yoko Ono, the monument was unveiled on October 9, 2007, on what would have been John Lennon's 67th birthday. Each year, the monument is illuminated on his birthday through December 8, the day he died.
Imagine Peace Tower
Videy Island. Iceland. June 2011. | Source http://www. flickr. com/photos/sackerman519/5893808357/ Imagine Peace | Date 2011-07-02 12:07 | ...
Lennon Wall, Prague
Since the 1980s, the surface of this cement wall has been decorated with art inspired by the legendary musician and peace activist.
The Beatles' Love, Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas
Using master tapes from Abbey Road Studios, directors George Martin and Giles Martin <a href="http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/love/default.aspx">created a musical tribute</a> to the Fab Four. Tickets start at $79.
Paul McCartney's boyhood home at 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool
Paul McCartney's boyhood home is now known as the “Birthplace of The Beatles." Tours are free and run Wednesday to Sunday.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland
The <a href="http://rockhall.com/">Rock & Roll Hall of Fame</a> features a Beatles exhibit with nearly 70 artifacts. Tickets cost $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (65 and up), $13 for children (9-12); children eight and under get in for free.
The Cavern Club, Liverpool
One of the first venues The Beatles performed at on February 9, 1961, this <a href="http://www.cavernclub.org/">Liverpool music cellar</a> is known as the cradle of British pop music.
John Lennon Memorial at Strawberry Fields, New York
Located between 71st and 74th Streets in Central Park, this two and a half acre memorial named after The Beatles’ song, “Strawberry Fields Forever,” commemorates the life of musician and peace activist, John Lennon.
The Beatles Story, Liverpool
Open seven days a week,<a href="http://www.beatlesstory.com/"> this museum</a> celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles. On display, fans can see clothing worn by the band as well as some of the instruments they used. Tickets cost approximately $25 for adults and $11 for children.