Top 10 Best World of Warcraft Zones

From the shimmering shores of Azuremyst Isle to the blistering dunes of Uldum, World of Warcraft has transported us to a myriad of enchanting and treacherous landscapes. But which ones left an everlasting impression on you? We know it's not an easy decision, because it's not just about the quests or the raid bosses. It's the total package: the meticulous design, the immersive lore, the mood-setting music, and the awe-inspiring visuals that make each zone so unique.

We're talking about those unforgettable moments of stepping into the tranquil Jade Forest for the first time, being taken aback by the stark beauty of the Grizzly Hills, or even getting lost in the colossal mushroom world of Zangarmarsh. Each zone tells its own story and delivers an unrepeatable experience that's quintessential to your World of Warcraft journey.

So, it's your turn to decide: what are the best World of Warcraft zones? We're not talking only about the zones with the hardest bosses or the most rewarding loot, but rather the zones that made you feel a part of something bigger. The ones that took your breath away or simply felt like home.
The Top Ten
1 Howling Fjord
2 Gilneas

This story was great and more zones should be like this one.

3 Stormwind City
4 Grizzly Hills

The music is amazing, the atmosphere was superb, the tall trees, the thick forest, the interesting quest, the worgen, even the funny outhouse quest. On every alt as soon as I can I go there and I don't leave until I far out strip everything. When wrath was going I would go there just to hang and the moment the music box came out I got that music

When I quested in Grizzly Hills, I was reminded of my questing in the Hinterlands or Elwyn. to get away from the cold frozen Northrend, and the quests were wonderful, there were the worgen quests, the giants, and the ruined iron dwarf city made the zone feel so alive.

5 Eversong Woods
6 Jade Forest

The jade forest was a great start to Mists of Panaria with it's lustrous green rain forest and wonderful architecture every time I go there I get a great feeling inside it's the one place I would live if it existed in real life.

7 Elwynn Forest
8 Dalaran
9 Shadowmoon Valley (WoD)

It pretty amazing. Can't wait for the patch to hit!

10 Western Plaguelands

Having played through vanilla-mists of pandaria I've just about always rolled my toon through the western plaguelands as it's got an interesting landscape with a dark, scarred feel to it. It's also had a very interesting series of quests before and after cata ranging from killing a bunch of scourge to helping a dead girl be layer to rest. It's also added challenge such as hard mobs that were intended to get people ready for raiding as it was originally a 55-60 zone, an example was this were the nightmare level? Skeleton group in vanilla - wrath that could kill you in about two or three hits unless you were geared

The Contenders
11 Zangarmarsh

Beautiful. Very lush, but yet very dangerous zone. Filled with all kind of mobs. The whole experience is great. Easy, fun quests, great music. Simply love this zone.

Unique area, the zone offers a lot and the questing isn't too tedious, gives a nice sense of adventure and is still good in 2013.

Unique and beautiful area, and a nice, calm atmosphere after Hellfire. I just love this zone.

12 Stranglethorn Vale

Welcome to the jungle, but watch out when the hurricane starts raging! Ambience in STV (both north and south, these days) is truly incredible. Always make my way through here!

Yay! More people who like stranglethorn!

13 Nagrand
14 Uldum

One of the best looking zones in the game. First half of the zone quests are great, yet the later half lacks a bit. No one can deny the beauty of this zone (Well maybe if you play on low WoW graphics. I feel bad for you if you do. )

15 Hellfire Peninsula
16 Un'Goro Crater
17 Netherstorm
18 The Barrens
19 Hillsbrad Foothills

Great zone. First proper time as an undead player where you're put into a proper PVP environment. Very enchanting music and mobs. Loved being near the shoreline and the alliance base of Southshore to add to the tension of this whole zone, as well as its relations to Alterac Mountains which was just an absolute brutal gateway into what could be considered an open-world, zone-like dungeon. Brilliant area. Rate this just above Stranglethorn.

20 Thousand Needles

There was a little feel of satisfaction when you killed bloodthirsty harpies on the steep mountainside, and walking around down in the valley, watching towering mountains peak up everywhere.

The quests in this zone was probably some of the best back in classic, and yes, you were running, but at least they were packed up a bit. It might not have the most exotic of looks, but the feel of this zone was great, and the questflow amazing. I miss it :(

Not the same at all since the flooding occurred. The Needles was an amazing experience to be had.

21 Dun Morogh
22 Duskwood

One of my favorites, it is also next to Deadwind... also my favorite.

It was actually hard for me. I'll never forget it.

This one. It was so dark and evil!

23 Mulgore

The most beautiful zone in the game.

24 Vashj'ir

The amount of time that went into making this zone must be insane. This zone really is the most unique in the entire game.

Beautiful place. Probably one of my Top 10 Favorite places in WoW.

25 Tirisfal Glades
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