Of course, no visit to Paris is complete without a trip to the Eiffel Tower. The Tower can be seen from many locations around the city, but it is also worth a closer look. After seeing it on TV and in pictures, just seeing it in person was amazing. Something that was not amazing, however, was the waiting time to take the elevator to the top. In addition, the prices were outrageous, even if you climbed the steps to the first level. After deciding that our time could be better spent elsewhere, we skipped the trip to the top, but still enjoyed the views from the ground. If you have your heart set on getting to the top, arrive early in the morning to beat the crowds.