Burj Khalifa, Dubai
The world’s tallest building at 2,717 feet and with 163 stories, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa has observation decks and lounges that are also the highest in the world. Fridays and Saturdays the observation decks open at 5:30 a.m. for sunrise viewing.
Not everyone may be up for summiting 20,210-foot Denali, North America’s highest peak in Denali National Park and Preserve. But K2 Aviation in Talkeetna takes visitors on flights around the massive mountain and, weather permitting, will land on a glacier on the side of the mountain for hikes and views usually only seen by serious mountaineers.