Top 3 U.S. Travel Destinations

December 5, 2013 by

New York City

New York City’s Time Square

Trip Advisor has just released its list of the top travel destinations in the US. The United States is a large country, and offers varying landscapes, man-made and natural tourist attractions, and the infrastructure to help us reach them all.

Looking at the list of the top travel destinations in the U.S. there was one surprising detail. Of the entire list, almost all of them are large cities which are expensive to live in. Perhaps that’s why they make an attractive places to visit. With that said, each city features a variety of unique things to do and see which accounts for their popularity.

Here are the top three.

San Francisco

San Francisco

#1 New York City, NY

New York City’s draw includes major attractions like Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Metropolitan Museum.

Aside from these major attractions other things to do include a carriage ride in Central Park, catching a Broadway show, or taking in a movie at the Film Forum where cinephiles can watch films they may otherwise only read about in the New York Times. This only scratches the surface of all there is to do and see in New York City.

And while you’re there, be sure to try a New York Pizza!

#2 San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is known for trolley cars, museums, theaters, and destination neighborhoods like Fisherman’s Warf, Chinatown, and Union Square. Enjoy the sights from a double decker bus, visit the giant redwoods of Muir Woods, or visit charming Sausalito.

Along with shopping, sightseeing, and entertainment, there’s a host of award winning wineries in Napa and Sonoma, too.


#3 Chicago, IL

Chicago is known for the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum and other cultural exhibits. Other attractions include the Skydeck Chicago, the Shed Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium. Along with all the things there are to see and do, Chicago boasts some fine culinary dishes including deep dish pizza, the Chicago hot dog, and Italian beef sandwiches.

The U.S. is a big place with plenty to do and see. Other top destinations rounding out the top 10 include: Las Vegas, Orlando, Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and New Orleans.

Photo credits: zoonabar, MikeBehnken, kevin dooley

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