In terms of popularity, New York City’s Times Square is the most visited American tourist destination with the Manhattan district, full of lights, megastores, historic theaters and street performers, welcoming over 40 million visitors each year. The Walt Disney parks in Florida and California, the Last Vegas Strip, the National Mall in Washington, DC, and the Mall of America in Minnesota are also among the most visited tourist attractions based on annual tourism figures.
Besides those most-popular man-made US tourist destinations, there are numerous natural wonders that attract millions of visitors each year too. Spread across the country, natural attractions that have become favorites for travels stretch from the Grand Canyon in the West down to the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, up to Niagara Falls in New York and out East to Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
So whether you’re looking to relax in the great outdoors at Yosemite National Park, learn about American history at the Lincoln Memorial or get some thrills at Universal Studios, these best American tourist attractions have a little bit of something for everyone. And they’re not just the best in the country, these are among the top world famous tourist attractions to
Niagara FallsNew York
Statue of LibertyLiberty Island, New York
Yellowstone National ParkMostly Wyoming
Yosemite National ParkCentral California
Golden Gate BridgeCalifornia, USA
Lincoln MemorialWashington, D.C.
Mount Rushmore National MemorialRapid City, SD
National MallWashington, D.C.
Sequoia National ParkTulare County, CA
Rocky MountainsCanada to New Mexico
Glacier National ParkMontana, USA
Central ParkNew York City
French QuarterLouisiana, USA
Times SquareNew York City
Walt Disney WorldOrlando, FL
Washington, D.C.Contiguous United States, USA
Great Smoky Mountains National ParkTennessee, USA
Universal StudiosFlorida; California
Alcatraz IslandSan Francisco, CA
Vietnam Veterans MemorialWashington, D.C.
Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York City
Las Vegas StripNevada
Arlington National CemeteryArlington County, VA
Empire State BuildingMidtown Manhattan, New York City, New York
Grand Teton National ParkWyoming, USA
Hoover DamArizona and Nevada
Independence HallPhiladelphia, PA
Thomas Jefferson MemorialWashington, D.C., USA
The AlamoSan Antonio, TX
United States CapitolWashington, D.C., USA
Ellis IslandManhattan, New York City, New York
Williamsburg Historic DistrictVirginia
Fisherman’s WharfSan Francisco, CA
San Diego ZooBalboa Park, San Diego, California
Appalachian MountainsNorth America
Space NeedleSeattle Center, Seattle, Washington
Arches National ParkUtah, USA
Cape Cod National SeashoreMassachusetts
Carlsbad Caverns National ParkNew Mexico, USA
Jefferson National Expansion MemorialSt. Louis, Missouri, USA
Washington MonumentNational Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
World War II Veterans Memorial
Badlands National ParkSouth Dakota, USA