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posted by afiluddinbd on 5 Feb 2012
10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA
As one of the largest and most diverse countries in the world, The United States boast an amazing amount of tourist destinations ranging from the skyscrapers of New York and Chicago, the natural wonders of Yellowstone and Alaska to the sunny beaches of California, Florida and Hawaii. With so many tourist attractions it'™s tempting to list entire cities or even states, but in this top 10 I have tried to focus on specific attractions.

1. Grand Canyon
2. Manhattan
3. Yellowstone
4. Golden Gate Bridge
5. Niagara Falls
6. Kilauea
7. Florida Keys
8. Las Vegas Strip
9. Denali National Park
10. White House
windykaty responded to 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA on 5 Feb 2012
This are all amazing, I've never been to the US but I'd love to go one day, it's such an amazing country!
Johan responded to 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA on 5 Feb 2012
Yes, these are the most popular attractions as well, but I would much rather hike through the Appalachian trail, see the Northern Lights in Alasks or spend some weeks in a fishing town on the shore of the Atlantic.
Ivan responded to 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA on 13 Feb 2012
Yellowstone is my absolute favorite destinations. But the rest of your list is also amazing. :)
henryka_marks responded to 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA on 16 Feb 2012
Great .. Like your posting about attractions of USA.
Rashidindia responded to 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA on 16 Feb 2012
nice.. I like this place and thanks for sharing top ten destination in USA because my next plan is USA Trip.

jeffmarshall responded to 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA on 20 Feb 2012
Grand Canyon Park
Times Square
Historic San Antonio
Temple Square
San Diego
Door County
Marconi Beach
Cannon Beach
Wisconsin Dells

Hello Rashidindia...
If your next plan is USA Trip then why not went Mexico

jonssmith3 responded to 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA on 2 Mar 2012
10 top picks that should be on your travel radar in 2012:

1. US Virgin Islands

In a year when travelers are apt to still be watching their wallets, this is our #1 choice for an American tropical getaway. It’s eternally 80 degrees, rimmed with white-sand beaches on turquoise water, and, yes, it’s a US territory. Each of the US Virgin Islands has their own identity: if you want a break from resorts, St John is nearly two-thirds a lush national park with tent cabins amid trees and hikes to secluded beaches – this sadly may be the last year for the Maho Bay Camps, a long-standing eco-resort which is the place to stay if you’re watching your budget; or try the St John Inn which offers great-value rooms with kitchenettes. For more action, the previously inaccessible Hassel Island, now part of Virgin Islands National Park (St Thomas), can be explored by snorkel or kayak. And word is that the Captain Morgan Rum Distillery on St. Croix will open its new visitor center in spring 2012 – ahoy!

2. Hudson River Valley, New York

It should be a given that any visitor to New York City breaks for a day or two ‘upstate’ in the Hudson River Valley, a slice of rural Americana just north. It’s a real city break, with leafy drives, wineries and plenty of farm-to-table foodie options that draw even spoiled-for-choice Manhattanites away from the city. A favorite spot to stay is straight out of a B-52s video. No surprise. It’s former ‘52 singer Kate Pierson’s Lazy Meadow, a renovated ‘50s cabin complex near Woodstock designed by the same pals who did up the ‘Love Shack’ for the video.

3. Cincinnati, Ohio

Seen Cincy lately? The pretty city on the Ohio River – off the main cross-country interstates – gets bypassed by many road trippers, but it’s quietly transformed itself in the last decade into a worthy weekend getaway. Life centers around the river – much which can be seen by foot: river walkways are best on the Kentucky side, reached via a couple bridges including John Roebling’s Suspension Bridge (a prequel to his famous Brooklyn Bridge). Narrow, twisting (and steep) brick roads of the Mt Adams district lead past 19th-century Victorian townhouses and the free Cincinnati Art Museum, while the once-dangerous, emerging Over-the-Rhine, just north of downtown, is home to the Findlay Market and a sprawling collection of historic Italianate architecture. Best, though, is the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, open since 2004, on the banks of the river where many slaves escaped to freedom in the 19th century.

4. Four Corners Region, Southwest USA

The most popular attractions of the four states sharing a border in the southwest – Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah – typically cluster away from the four corners, but this underappreciated region is a geologic, archeological wonderland. Even with a 100-mile radius, you can see the sandstone towers of Arizona’s Monument Valley, Hollywood stars in their own right, seen on a 17-mile loop or by Navajo-led walks – pop into one of Utah’s national parks, see Colorado’s Mesa Verde’s abandoned cliff dwellings on self-guided walks, then straddle all four states at once.

5. Culebra, Puerto Rico

Looking for a beach? Don’t forget Puerto Rico, just a short hop from the US mainland. The island is rimmed with great beaches, but the best – and still a secret to most visitors – is the world-class Playa Flamenco, on wee, offbeat, laid-back island of Culebra, 17 miles off Puerto Rico’s mainland. Reached by ferry or flight, Culebra is great for beach-hopping, snorkeling or hikes in a wildlife refuge. You can find beachside apartments for $150/night, including Villa Flamenco Beach, while the personable, cheaper Palmetto Guesthouse offers free water-sports gear.

6. California Gold Country

Tahoe and Yosemite gets all the mountain love in California, but an hour closer to San Francisco (and cheaper and less crowded) is Gold Country. Towns that ooze century-old ambience are strung out like throw-back pearls along Hwy 49, a fun drive that passes stops like Jamestown’s historic train, a tiny gold town called Volcano (with no volcano), wineries (some even consider the region a contender to Napa and Sonoma), caves, gold-panning spots and a good overnight choice: the artsy town of Nevada City. Winter is also a treat with snow parks for kids and Bear Valley for hard-core winter sports – plus there’s sledding options galore. That’s how the locals do it.

7. Boulder, Colorado

The university town of Boulder is one of the most livable cities in US. Locals live with a mad crush on the outdoors, and adventure can be found at every turn. Main roads are filled with cyclists, except for the bustling ped-only Pearl St Mall lined with shops and great eateries and brewpubs. There’s also a bike path along Boulder Creek, which gets filled with tubers in summer. The Royal Arch Trail is a two-hour hike though a challenging red-rock canyon in town. And, in winter, don’t overlook Nederland’s goofy Frozen Dead Guy festival, 17 miles west.

8. Hawai’i: The Big Island

For too long, ‘Hawai’i’ has meant Honolulu, but a rise in direct flights from the US mainland to Kona, on the Big Island, mean the draw of this magical place has never been easier. Plan to stay as long as you can, considering its wide variety of attractions: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Kealakekua Bay snorkeling, hikes into caves and waterfalls along the lava field at Hilina Pai, or just bumming on the island’s best beach at Hapuna.

9. Chicago

Chicago’s going to be busy in 2012, with G8 and NATO summits based here – though the main attraction lies outside politics. Instead, occupy the Magnificent Mile! Chicago has incredible art offerings at places like the Art Institute and Millennium Park, some of the country’s best restaurants and world-class festivals like Lollapalooza and Taste of Chicago. And the Obamas’ old neighborhood on the south side – Hyde Park – is seeing more visitors for its lakeside walks and a look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘prairie style’ Robie House, up this year for World Heritage Site status.

10. Yellowstone National Park
mikehenry responded to 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA on 19 Apr 2012
America's Top 10 Tourist Attractions
Times Square, New York City
The Las Vegas Strip, Nev
National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston
Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Disneyland Park, Anaheim, Calif.
Fisherman's Wharf/Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco
Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tenn./N.C.
Navy Pier, Chicago
David2 responded to 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA on 29 Apr 2012
Thank you for this amazing information, i have been to USA few times for business purpose. Its a beautiful place. But can anyone suggest me any car rental services in the area which one can accommodate to travel across the city?
jemssmith29 responded to 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA on 1 Aug 2012
There are many attractive tourist places in America but i like National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. it is the best place here.
james5 responded to 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA on 11 Sep 2012
White House
Denali National Park
Las Vegas Strip
Florida Keys
Niagara Falls
Golden Gate Bridge
Grand Canyon
are the top tourist attraction in US.
szbogi responded to 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA on 19 Sep 2012
Unfortunately, many people do not know places like Bryce Canyon, Antelope Canyon... I think if you go there, you'll know what I mean.
Mohit responded to 10 Top Tourist Attractions in the USA on 14 Jan 2013
Hello, Thanks for sharing this post with us. Really all are amazing places to visit. I'd like to go there someday. All are really amazing place.


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