Most Visited Tourist Spots in America Via Elias Barreto Department of Transportation
Most Visited Tourist Spots in America Via Elias Barreto Department of Transportation - To help anyone hoping to see some of what the U.S has to offer visitors, we've put together a list of 10 most visited tourist spots in the country, based on data from the past decade.
Elias Barreto Department of Transportation - To help anyone interested in seeing some of the sights that the United States has to offer, we have put together a list of 10 popular tourist destinations in the country, based on data from the past ten years.
1. Times Square, New York
New York, New York. The iconic Times Square is on the itinerary of virtually everyone who visits the Big Apple. There's shopping, there's entertainment, there's food—and lots of it. Top tip: Visit on New Year's Eve to see the famous ball drop.
Visitors per year: 50 million
2. Central Park
Another attraction for tourists visiting New York is Central Park, which at 832 acres is larger than the principality of Monaco. There are seven man made lakes and over 9000 benches alone, not to mention attractions like the Naumburg Bandshell, and a gorgeous statue of Alice in Wonderland. A must see.
Visitors per year: 42 million
3. The Las Vegas Strip
It would take you a lifetime to see everything the infamous strip Las Vegas Strip has to offer. Every year, people from every corner of the globe descend upon Sin City to gamble, drink, and, of course, enjoy the world class entertainment.
Visitors per year: 42 million
4. Union Station
Approximately 160 million dollars were poured into Washington D.C's United Station in the 80s after the famous landmark feel into disrepair. It reopened in 1988, and is now regarded as a must see for anyone visiting the nation's capital. For anyone who isn't enthralled by the architecture, there's plenty of food and shopping.
Visitors per year: 40 million
5. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
It's hard to believe that William Hammond Hall, the civil engineer who designed Golden Gate Park, was just 25 when he did so. At 1,017 acres there's a lot of beauty to see. Be sure you at least check out some of the flower arrangements.
Visitors per year: 24 million
6. Grand Central Terminal, New York City
Between tourists and regular New Yorkers, approximately 750,000 people passed through Grand Central Terminal on an average pre-pandemic day. Commuters walk side by side with visitors to New York, who flock here year on year to get a taste of real Manhattan.
Visitors per year: 21.6 million
7. Magic Kingdom, Disney World, Florida
The smallest park in Disney World is also its most popular. It's easy to see why: There are hundreds of attractions, perhaps most notably a Cinderella-style castle made of fiberglass, which winners of a raffle get the opportunity to stay in.
Visitors per year: 20.4 million
8. Lincoln Park, Chicago
Chicago's most famous public land was originally known as Lake Park until 1865, when John Wilkes Booth assassinated the President. Beside Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park is located in one of the most affluent areas of Chicago.
Visitors per year: 20 million
9. Disneyland Resort, California
Disneyland has grown a lot since it first opened its doors back in 1955, with just 18 attractions available at the time. These days the park is over 500 acres in size, attracting visitors from every corner of the world. As far as rides go, few things will ever beat the infamous Space Mountain.
Visitors per year: 18.76 million
10. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston
There are 49 shops, 18 restaurants and pubs, 35 colonnade eateries and 44 pushcarts in Faneuil Hall Marketplace, according to its official website. It's understandable why they'd have so much food, given the footfall they see each year. Along with Harvard Square, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is one of the most famous parts of Massachusetts.
Visitors per year: 18 million
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