However perfect a tourist destination might seem, it will always have its glaring faults - in London the attractions are too spread out, in Venice the streets can be too narrow and in Rome the cobbles play havoc on the ankles.
Which is why some countries decided to design cities and towns from scratch to tempt those looking for a problem-free holiday. Read on to find out about six of the best fake cities and towns from around the world...
1.Thames Town in China
Thames Town in China, which reportedly cost ￡500million to build, sits 19 miles outside of Shanghai.
But despite being completed in 2006, its mock-Tudor buildings, cobbled streets and English pub remain desolate.
Bronze statues of James Bond and Winston Churchill are two of the tourist attractions, while hundreds of homes are designed to imitate Victorian, Georgian and Tudor architecture.
2.Las Vegas, USA
The first people to imagine that a city in the middle of the West Coast desert would be a roaring success must have had a hard time convincing others, but they were right and Las Vegas is now one of the party capitals of the world.
The city was founded in 1905 and 24 years later it got its big break when Nevada legalised gambling.
Since then, it has become the top location for gamblers from around the world.
3.Atlantic City, USA
Atlantic City has recently enjoyed a revival thanks to the HBO drama Boardwalk Empire, but in the last couple of decades it experienced a slump in visitor numbers.
It is a far cry from its heydey of the 1940's and 50's, when wealthy New Yorkers would flock to the city on the Jersey shore for their summer vacation.
Cancun is one of the most fashionable holiday destinations in the world right now. But 45 years ago, there was nothing but sand where the city now lies.
The Mexican government plowed money into the area and built several large hotels with the aim of making it a global tourist destination.
Benidorm is one of the most successful tourist destinations in Spain.
But until the 1950s, it was just a small fishing town off the western Mediterranean.
After the fishing industry started to struggle, the Spanish government decided to turn it into a holiday spot.
Baiae was built to attract wealthy holidaymakers from nearby Rome two thousand years ago.
But by 1500, the town was deserted because of Malaria.
As the coast subsided from volcanic activity, Baiae gradually disappeared underwater, although some of the remains can still be seen on land.