But travelers? They're a different story. They know that true highs are hiding in less-trodden and incredibly remote places. This planet boasts stellar natural wonders and travelers want to explore them all.
They need some wide-open spaces -- and we've got a bucket list that definitely hits the spot.
Hadrian's Wall Country, United Kingdom
Back in the second century, the Roman emperor Hadrian commissioned a 73-mile wall that stretches from coast to coast in what is now northern England. Its path includes a series of ruinous Roman forts and towns.
The Namib Desert, Namibia
Larger-than-life sand dunes are the ultimate thrill in a desert some 43 million years old. Be on the lookout for fairy circles -- mysterious, patterned rings that appear in the sand have scientists stumped.
Yosemite Valley, California
Waterfalls, stargazing, lakes and the infamous Half Dome hike make this THE spot for Californian nature junkies.
Rub' al-Khali, Arabian Peninsula
This desert -- aka the world's largest area of continuous sand -- touches FOUR COUNTRIES on the Arabian Peninsula. Much of it remains unexplored (but that doesn't mean you can't take a swing at it!).
Schnebly Hill Road, Arizona
Thirteen miles of intense switchbacks guide drivers through the vast remnants of a primal sea that existed here hundreds of millions of years ago. It used to be covered in lava -- but now it serves to link the city of Sedona with Interstate 17.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
On 938 square miles of grassland, you could run into lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, buffalos, zebras or hippos. From July through October, you've got a shot at catching the Great Wildebeest Migration.
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Nearly 800,000 acres span a low desert (the Colorado) and a high desert (the Mojave). The latter is dotted with Joshua trees, named for branches that Mormons compared to Joshua's outstretched arms. Catch a break from the heat in one of five fan palm oases.
Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Japan
Plants range from red to blue to green at this Seuss-like paradise near the beach. Cycling paths meander through the foliage.
The Drakensberg, South Africa
Four valleys and a national park make up this massive expanse of hills and peaks (home to the second-highest waterfall in the world). You can climb all over them!
Menindee Lakes, Australia
Four lakes -- popular with fishermen and water skiers -- supply water to nearby orchards and farms. On the banks of the lakes, you could sleep on a farm or in a converted train car.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona and Utah
John Wayne rode horseback over this siltstone basin in the movie "Stagecoach." You might be more interested in a Jeep tour.