’s Top 10 Alternative Tourist Attractions’s list of Top 10 Alternative Tourist Attractions takes you off the beaten track to discover some of the local hidden treasures at top destinations. CheapFlights gets tips from those who know best – the people who live there.

Sydney, Australia– Visit the Sydney Fish Market for oysters, take a cooking class at Seafood School, and if you are there for New Year’s Eve count down to midnight with the locals at Balmain for a view of the bridge. 

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Cheapflights suggests skipping tango shows in San Telmo, but instead go straight to La Bomba de Tiempo for a night of live music.

Chiang Mai, Thailand – Skip the wait-in-line ride an elephant attractions where many elephants are mistreated. Instead visit the Elephant Nature Park, a rescue and rehabilitation center near Chiang Mai.

Washington, D.C., United States – Check out new and trendy restaurants on 14th and U streets and the art scene at Logan Circle

Amsterdam, Netherlands – If modern art is your thing, consider a visit to the Cobra Museum. Only Dutch, Danish and Belgian artists are featured in the wonderfully inventive space.