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Have You Seen These Popular American Tourist Destinations?

When people start talking about places they’ve visited in this country, does it seem like you’re the only one who hasn’t been there? Consider planning your next vacation around one of America’s most popular attractions. This list of 10 popular attractions in the United States to gives you some ideas for your next vacation.

Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge

1. Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is the country’s second most visited national park. You may want to plan your visit for the summer. While the South Rim is open year-round, the North Rim is open from May 15th to October 15th each year.

2. With 8 million visitors annually, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is the most visited museum in the United States. The museum’s two locations, in Washington, DC and in Chantilly, Virginia, comprise one museum. The museum contains more artifacts related to space and aviation than you’ll find anywhere else in the world.

3. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is by far the country’s most visited national park. The park, which is spread over the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, welcomed over 11 million visitors in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

4. New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, popularly known as the Met, has three locations in the city. The Met’s art collection covers the last 5,000 years and includes pieces from all over the globe.

5. Winner of a TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award in 2018, the San Diego Zoo is America’s most visited zoo. Visitors who want to get the most out of their time at the 100-acre park may want to take the guided bus tour or ride above the trees in the aerial tram.

6. Pike Place Market in Seattle was established as a farmer’s market in 1907. While you can still get fresh produce, the market is also home to butchers, bakers, and the first Starbucks coffee shop.

Millennium Park  in Chicago
Millennium Park in Chicago

7. Niagra Falls State Park in Niagra, New York was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and is the oldest state park in the country. Niagra’s three waterfalls are called the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls.

8. The Golden Gate Bridge stretches 1.7 miles to connect San Francisco to Marin County. The bridge is named for the Golden Gate Strait, the body of water it spans.

9. Tourists flock to Miami Beach’s South Beach neighborhood for its white sand and its historic Art Deco architecture.

10. Chicago’s 24.5-acre Millennium Park feast their eyes on architecture and public art. World-renowned architect Frank Gehry designed the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the park’s outdoor concert space.

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