5 Most-Visited Tourist Attractions in the United States

December 28, 2021

You know it’s time for a vacation when work has got you too stressed out, and you could use a little time out! Travel is the best therapy to reduce the accumulated stress of working long hours. Even if you don’t have enough budget, don’t fret, as we’ve got you covered. In a country with 50 states, each with its unique attractions, you’ll find many hotspots to visit on an affordable budget. So, let’s dive right into the list of America’s most-visited year-round tourist attractions. 

Tennessee

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Tennessee is number one on our chart as it is home to Hollywood, the most adored celebrity haven in the world. 

When planning your vacation, don’t forget to stop in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! The State was once home to the ‘King of Rock and Roll,’ Elvis Presley, and his house Graceland Mansion remains open for all his fans coming from far and wide. If you’re driving in Tennessee, then Graceland Mansion certainly deserves your visit on your stop at Memphis.

Tennessee is also home to one of the most beautiful natural retreats, including the Great Smoky Mountains. As you drive to the resorts, it offers an unforgettable experience for everyone and is probably one of the most beautiful natural retreats in the U.S.

Are you still stuck on meeting the celebrity part? Well, to be honest, the chances of running into your favorite actor are slim, as most of them don’t roam around the streets without security. However, you can still capture your star-struck moment with their life-size wax statues at the Hollywood wax museum. Post your picture on social media with the celebrity tag, and if you’re lucky, perhaps your favorite artist may interact with you virtually! 

 New York City, New York

New York has remained the poster city for the US’s tourism industry, and rightfully so. It’s home to our favorite superhero, Spider-Man, and the iconic TV show FRIENDS, as well as some of the best pizza joints in the country. The city is so vast and spread out that it’s impossible to explore in one vacation completely. In any case, there are a few things that you should not miss when in NYC.

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It goes without saying that the Statue of Liberty is one of the most visited attractions in the United States, the poster attraction for the country. An excursion to the island is a must for the bucket list, and it would be even more enjoyable if you took a day cruise from New York Harbor.

The big apple has much to offer, including Central Park—a green haven in the middle of a city of skyscrapers and apartments and a great place to explore. Next, don’t forget the Grand Central Station! Anybody who goes to New York will be blown away by its architectural splendor. Speaking of great constructions, Brooklyn Bridge ranks among New York’s most popular attractions. It’s a magnificent mega-structure that connects Manhattan to Brooklyn. A walk on the bridge is a must for all new timers there.

Orlando, Florida

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An ideal destination for families, Orlando is a city said to be powered by dreams. There are many parks here, themed after favorite movies, such as The Wizard World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. It takes you into the world of one of the world’s most beloved wizards, Harry Potter, and offers one of the most enjoyable experiences. From exhilarating broom rides to drinking butter beer with your family, it gives the complete Hogwarts experience.

Orlando is also home to the magical Disney theme parks–a haven for children to meet their favorite characters. From Snow White to Mickey Mouse to Donald Duck, it’s a magical adventure featuring a combination of rides for kids and adults alike. The resorts here also offer lodges, so families can easily explore everything they offer and stay fully booked during the holiday season.

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Hawaii

Hawaii is the perfect destination for those who want an exotic vacation filled with beautiful beaches and islands. It offers a variety of attractions and activities to keep visitors entertained.

A trip to Oahu is a must-do when visiting Hawaii. It’s one of the best beaches in the United States, if not the world, and if you love surfing, then it’ll be the ideal vacation spot. The Big Island in Hawaii, also called the Island of Hawaii, offers the perfect retreat for nature lovers, while outdoor lovers will surely enjoy sight-seeing the summit of Mauna Kea. 

Kauai is another island that has also seen very little commercial development. It houses 60 beautiful beaches and is a great place for nature lovers. You can explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which saw the longest volcanic eruption so far.

Washington DC

There are so many places to discover in the capital city, most offering great historical experiences. The city is known for its award-winning hotels and beautiful views.

When it comes to monuments, this US Capitol is worth exploring. It’s a treat for architecture lovers as they get to walk through the home of the US legislature. The White House is also open for sightseeing; who knows, you might even bump into the president himself!

Moreover, George Washington’s monument stands tall as a mark of his memory, while Lincoln’s memorial pays tribute to one of the nation’s greatest presidents. If we talk about museums, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are placed with great relics from the past stored for the new generation to see, experience, and enjoy.

Conclusion

It can be difficult to decide where to go for a vacation in the United States, since each state offers a wide array of options. Discover what you are looking for in your vacation by visiting the key tourist spots such as New York, Tennessee, Florida, Hawaii, or Washington DC. These places are also a great way to get a taste of the American dream. So, pack your bags, reserve your tickets to these iconic tourist attractions, and get ready to have the time of your life.


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