The Best Tourist Attractions in America

In terms of popularity, New York City’s Times Square is theĀ most visited American tourist destinationĀ 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.Ā 

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 theĀ top world famous tourist attractionsĀ to



Niagara FallsNew York






Statue of LibertyLiberty Island, New York






Yellowstone National ParkMostly Wyoming






Yosemite National ParkCentral California






Golden Gate BridgeCalifornia, USA






SmithsonianWashington, D.C.






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




DisneylandAnaheim, CA






Alcatraz IslandSan Francisco, CA






Vietnam Veterans MemorialWashington, D.C.






Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York City






Las Vegas StripNevada






Arlington National CemeteryArlington County, VA






9/11 Memorial






Empire State BuildingMidtown Manhattan, New York City, New York






Grand Teton National ParkWyoming, USA






Hoover DamArizona and Nevada






Gettysburg BattlefieldPennsylvania






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






Monument ValleyUSA






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.






San Antonio River WalkTexas






World War II Veterans Memorial






Badlands National ParkSouth Dakota, USA