Former Olympic Parks Actually Worth Visiting

The 2016 Summer Olympics are officially underway (Go Team USA!). Although taking place in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, excitement for this year’s games have taken a back seat to all of the trouble surrounding Rio de Janeiro. Of course, when the medals have been given out, the crowds head home and news outlets move on, it’ll still top many traveler’s bucket lists. That’s because now, sojourners will have even more reasons to visit, since they'll get to see an up-close look at a then former Olympic village.

Over the years, host cities have spent many, many dollars on creating facilities and venues for the competitions. They have cost them anywhere between $7 million to Beijing’s whopping $44 billion. Those figures alone make a trip to these former host cities seem intriguing. While some former villages lay in ruins, others are stunning reminders of past games. Here’s a look at the last four cities’ Olympic Parks and a quick guide of what to do and see around each.

Nicolle Monico

Nicolle is an award-winning writer and Travel Editor using her expertise in the industry to write about luxury travel around the world. You can find her daily searching the web for the latest trends, best new hotels and most beautiful destinations to visit and share with her readers. She's been featured on The Huffington Post, Hard Assets, AMD Entertainment and Remy Martin. In 2014, she was vo...(Read More)

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