The United States is a large country with diverse landscapes, varying cultures, climates and populations. For that reason, the number of places worth visiting are quite numerous. Whether you love cities, the outdoors, history or the nightlife, there’s something for everyone. Many popular sites are concentrated in certain cities; however, every region has a popular attraction worth seeing. You’ll undoubtedly need to make more than one trip to see all the places we have discovered. They’re among the most popular, but also spread far and wide. Here are our 10 top choices for the best tourist spots in the country.
1) Times Square, New York City
Times Square in New York City is one of the most visited attractions in the world. It is also probably the most brightly lit due to a zoning ordinance that actually requires illuminated signs with a minimum, rather than maximum, number. The massive intersection, and hub of the Theater District, is located at the crossing of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretches from West 42nd to West 47th. An estimated 50 million people visit every year, and at least 330,000 pedestrians walk through every day. The annual New Year’s Eve ball drop has been a major event there since 1907. The popularity of the site is certainly assisted by the prime location in a city with many popular attractions, including the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Central Park. If you’re planning a visit, wear comfortable shoes. You’ll be doing plenty of walking.