Top 7 Tourist Destinations in the US for 2014
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The Top Seven Most Visited Places in the United States for 2014
Seven places everyone wants to see in the U.S.
Let’s face it, there is a lot to see and a lot to do in the United States when it comes to travel and each state has no problem putting together their own awesome list of places to go and see; and we aren’t even looking at the food, nightlife, and everything else. When it comes to the top tourist attractions in the US, it really is just about the numbers and for 2014 here are the top seven spots where tourists like to be tourists.
7) Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) – When I sat down to do this list Golden Gate Park wasn’t one that just popped into my head but for over 13 million people apparently it did. Of course the big draw to GG Park is the Golden Gate Bridge and at 4,200 feet (1,280 meters) it is definitely a sight to see.
6) Disney (Orlando, FL) – Ok, so I have a confession to make, Disney World is actually number 8 and Disneyland would be number 9, but when you throw in Epcot and Animal Kingdom, Disney could be in the top 2 or 3. It doesn’t stop in the US for Disney either as when you look at Disney France and Tokyo those also rank in the top 20 in the world on their own.
5) Faneuil Hall Market Place (Boston, MA) – Faneuil Hall didn’t jump out at me either as one of the top places that tourist flocked to in the US but they most certainly do. With it’s fun architecture along with the food and shops Faneuil Hall is one of the most copied and imitated places when we travel across the US. But like a lot of places in Boston, it’s the first of its kind.
4) Niagara Falls (Niagara County, NY) –Niagara Falls is actually three waterfalls: American Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls with Horseshoe Falls actually being on the Canadian side (When I think the view is better). Whichever sides you are on the Falls are truly spectacular and while over the years daredevils have gone over the Falls and survived, I wouldn’t suggest this as the ideal way to view them.
3) Union Station (Washington, D.C.) - Over 32 million people a year visit Union Station and it truly is a sight to see. For many years the station was run down and was referred to as “The Pit”, it was restored in the early 1980’s and reopened in 1988 in its current state. Architect Daniel H. Burnham did amazing work when he designed this place.
2) Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas, NV) – Las Vegas has undergone many transformations over the year but millions of people continue to flock there every year. While always known for gambling and it’s casinos, Vegas is also one of the top places for food and entertainment. So whether you want to make a wager on the game, see a world-class show, stay at a Top Las Vegas Resort, or sporting event, or have the meal of a lifetime, you can find is all in Las Vegas.
1) New York City (New York, NY) – If I broke them down individually several places in New York would have been on this list by themselves but I wanted to get as many places in as possible so I combined Times Square (#2), Central Park (#3), and Grand Central Station (#6) all under the general heading of NYC. New York has changed throughout the years but it is still a melting pot of cultures and still has anything you could possibly want or need just a walk, subway ride, or a cab ride away.