We’re all familiar with the equator, right? It’s that imaginary line that wraps around the middle point of the globe. As in, it is equidistant from the North and South poles. Because of this, any place that’s close to the equator almost always has nice weather! And what better vacation factor is there than nice weather? Trick question, there is none! Here are the best places to visit near the equator.

NAIROBI, KENYA

Nairobi is the capital of Kenya. So beyond the climate benefits of being close the equator, it has a lot to offer as a vacation destination. Not to mention the incredible wildlife that is unique to the area, which is one of the top tourist activities. Take a safari tour or check out the multiple beautiful national parks nearby. But once the sun goes down, be sure to take in the bustling nightlife!

SINGAPORE

Singapore is very close to the equator, sitting just one degree north of it. It’s already one of the most visited cities in the world for business and pleasure. Some of the top attractions include the Chinatown district, the Gardens by the Bay national park, and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Other benefits Singapore offers are efficient public transportation, countless family-friendly activities, and delicious food on every corner.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Kuala Lumpur is just a quick hour flight away from Singapore. Why not visit both on your next vacation! It has incredible views of their beautiful downtown skyline and nearby vistas. While top attractions include numerous mosques and temples that have stood for ages and offer a glimpse into the cities past. Plus there are many great shopping and eating options throughout the city.

QUITO, ECUADOR

Perhaps the fact that the equator runs right through a country called Ecuador is more than just a coincidence? We think not. And if you want to vacation in the country, Quito, it’s capital, should be your first stop. The city is littered with historic buildings and remnants of the Incan city it was built on. Get your fill and then some of the many museums, gorgeous architecture, and bustling plazas that can be found throughout the city.

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL

When it comes to vacations, you can’t do much better than Brazil. It has non-stop gorgeous beaches and a happening nightlife. It also helps that Fortaleza is a cheaper Brazilian destination than hot spots Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It also offers delicious seafood on every block, constant live music, and the beautiful Dragao do Mar Center of Art and Culture.

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

The crown city of Colombia, Bogota has shined since it’s founding in 1538. It now has a healthy population of 10 million, which makes for a vibrant and diverse city. Some of the best tourist attractions include the church and views at the top of Mount Monserrat, multiple museums, and the breathtaking hike that leads to the Cascada La Chorrera waterfall.