Popular Tourist Destinations in the United States

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Posted By : AmnaAnees
Posted Date : 15 Dec 2019 14:25 hrs

This article is particularly for those people who are always eager to know the best tourist destination from all around the globe. If you are someone like this, then it's your lucky day as I have compiled a list of top 15 popular tourist destinations in the United States along with all the best places to visit there. Whether you love traveling or just like exploring things from the eyes of the internet, this read will relish all your enthusiasm and excitement to the fullest.
1.    Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston is the largest, most popular, and most populated city of South Carolina. This city beautifully amalgamates English, West African and French elements within its traditions for its special historic lineage. The rich culture of Charleston is home to numerous fun activities and a number of great places. Moreover, Charleston's music, stupendous live theatre, historical sites, museums, art exhibitions and amazing gardens add tons to its forever beauty. The following are the highlighting attractions of the Charleston that you must visit on your trip there.
•    Waterfront Park
•    Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
•    Old Slave Mart Museum
•    Boone Hall Plantation
•    Fort Sumter National Monument
•    Middleton Place Plantation
•    South Carolina Aquarium
•    The Charleston Museum
•    The Battery and White Point Garden
•    Festival of Houses and Gardens
•    Nathaniel Russell House and Aiken-Rhett House
•    USS Yorktown and Patriots Point
•    Ravenel Bridge
•    Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Historic Churches
•    Calhoun Mansion
•    Drayton Hall
2.    Honolulu, Hawaii
The list for popular tourist destinations in the United States is incomplete without mentioning the name of Honolulu among the top options. This place is enriched with some of the most beautiful beaches around the globe, and several mind-blowing attractions. Honolulu is world-famous for its breathtaking natural beauty and other than that who can forget the great place of Pearl Harbor.
Here are the topmost fun, and most loved tourist attractions of Honolulu! So, when you visit Honolulu, do remember to check out each and every one of these places.
•    Pearl Harbor
•    USS Arizona Memorial
•    Waikiki Beach
•    Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
•    Bishop Museum
•    National Cemetery of the Pacific
•    Diamond Head
•    Ala Moana Center
•    Iolani Palace
•    Honolulu Zoo
•    Honolulu Fish Auction
3.    New York City, New York
Stepping in the soil of New York will suddenly make you feel magical and mesmerized by the modernized surrounding. When inside the city, New York city imparts an unusual and a bit difficult to describe feeling within your personality; and at this moment you feel like you are living the best of your life. The gigantic and immensely beautiful skyline of New York City is one particular cool aspect of the city.
•    Central Park
•    Bryant Park
•    Grand Central Terminal
•    Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock Observation Deck
•    National September 11 Memorial & Museum
•    Empire State Building
•    Frick Collection
•    Coney Island
•    Brooklyn Bridge
•    Bronx Zoo
•    Fifth Avenue
•    The Guggenheim
•    Ellis Island
•    Radio City Music Hall
•    The High Line
•    Museum of Modern Art
•    Chrysler Building
•    Brooklyn Botanic Garden
•    Broadway
•    New York Public Library
•    Statue of Liberty
•    Metropolitan Museum of Art
•    St. Patrick's Cathedral
•    American Museum of Natural History
•    New York City Fire Museum
•    Apollo Theater
•    Metropolitan Opera House
•    Gulliver's Gate
Well, once you are in New York, you will realize how hard it is for me to sum up the grandeur of New York. 
4.    San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio is especially in the list of popular tourist destinations in the United States for its iconic historic value. This is an amazing place for sightseeing. Just walking around will enchant you to the core and you will fall in love with San Antonio right away. River walking, chic dining places, and adventurous events and fun nightlife are a few of San Antonio's highlighting features that attract tourists from all around the world. Let's take a look at a few of the most loved places in San Antonio.
•    The San Antonio River
•    San Antonio Missions National Historical Park & Mission Trail
•    Pearl District and Farmers Market
•    Japanese Tea Garden
•    Culinary Boot Camps
•    Fiesta San Antonio
•    Natural Bridge Caverns & the Canopy Challenge and Zip Lines
•    Golf Resorts
•    Six Flags Fiesta Texas
•    Bandera
•    Historic Market Square (El Mercado)
•    San Antonio Museum of Art and the McNay Art Museum
•    Day Trip to New Braunfels for Country Music and Small-Town Charm
•    The Alamo
•    San Fernando Cathedral & San Antonio (The Saga)
5.    Chicago, Illinois
The windy city of Chicago beautifully mixes the traditional cultural attire with modern-day hi-tech architecture. This amalgamation is enough to make you fall in love with this city. Its summers are particularly popular for concerts. Moreover, Chicago offers wonderful boat rides, games, walking tours and loads more. Whether you have an adventurous soul, or love to stay at a calming and peaceful place, you will love this city. And most of all, the lingering sunlight on its skyline looks mesmerizingly beautiful and overpowering. The following are Chicago's hot attractions.
•    University of Chicago
•    Garfield Park Conservatory
•    Bloomingdale Trail
•    Chicago Riverwalk
•    National Museum of Mexican Art
•    Maxwell Street Market
•    Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
•    The Signature Room at the 95th
•    Art Institute of Chicago
•    WhirlyBall Chicago 
•    Field Museum of Natural History
•    Museum of Contemporary Art
•    Shedd Aquarium
•    Wrigley Field
•    Chicago Pizza Tours
6.    Savannah, Georgia
This southern city always feels calm, peaceful, and earthy. Its natural sights and weekend gateways add this place among the popular tourist destinations in the United States. Savannah is situated on the Atlantic coast and touches the Savannah River. It is home to beautiful fountains, historic buildings, information-loaded museums, Cathedrals and much more. Here are the places that make Savannah one of the most favorite tourist destinations.
•    Bull Street
•    National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
•    Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
•    Bonaventure Cemetery    
•    Forsyth Park
•    Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum
•    Old Fort Jackson
•    Squares of Savannah
•    Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
•    Owens-Thomas House
•    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
•    City Market
•    Riverfront
•    Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences
7.    Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe is an underrated but excitingly attractive vacation destination in the United States. Here are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Santa Fe. Do visit these places to enjoy your trip to Santa Fe to the fullest. 
•    The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
•    Currents 2019: Santa Fe International New Media Festival
•    Heritage Inspiration Santa Fe
•    Canyon Road Arts
•    Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
•    Astronomy Adventures
•    Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
•    Santa Fe School of Cooking
•    Kokopelli Rafting Adventures
•    Rooftop Pizzeria
•    Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe
•    La Lecheria
•    Turner Carroll Gallery
•    Santa Fe Art Tours
•    Tomasitas
•    Peyton Wright Gallery
•    Kakawa Chocolate House
•    Second Street Brewery
•    Santa Fe Opera
•    Compound Restaurant
•    Jambo Cafe
•    Santa Fe Indian Market
•    Santa Fe Farmer’s Market
•    The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
•    New Mexico Museum of Art
8.    Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville is particularly famous as the heart of country music, but you just take a single trip to explore what other superbly amazing things this beautiful city has to offer. Well, you certainly cannot deny the fact that the entertainment community is overwhelmingly strong and powerful there, but music only shows you the tip of an enormous iceberg. Nashville offers you a great deal of astonishingly mesmerizing natural wonders, superbly organized events for each and every month of the year, thunderous gaming arenas, lively stadiums, lit nightlife, libraries, museums, national parks and much more.
What makes this city among the topmost popular tourist destinations in the United States is not only just music but a bundle of following places as well.
•    Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
•    Ryman Auditorium
•    Arrington Vineyards
•    Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
•    Pancake Pantry
•    Belle Meade Plantation
•    Adventure Science Center
•    Cathedral of the Incarnation
•    Parthenon
•    Wildhorse Saloon
•    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
•    Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
•    Tennessee State Capitol
•    Cumberland Park
•    Schermerhorn Symphony Center
•    Cheekwood Botanical Garden
•    Frist Center for the Visual Arts
•    Bluebird Cafe
•    Tennessee State Museum
9.    Taos, New Mexico
Tao is in the North-central area of New Mexico. This city has numerous attractions to offer to locals and tourists. This place is particularly dear to people who love to discover something outstanding, different, and utterly fantastic where least expected. This city was discovered by the Nomadic tribes way over thousands of years ago. The following are the top-rated tourist destinations of Taos.
•    Taos Pueblo
•    Taos Ski Valley
•    La Hacienda de Los Martinez
•    The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe
•    Blumenschein Home & Museum
•    Art Museum at Fechin House
•    Los Rios River Runners
•    Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
•    Taos Mesa Brewing
•    Kit Carson Park
•    Taos Plaza & the Taos Historic District
•    Snowshoe Adventures
•    The Burger Stand at Taos Ale House
•    Mountain Skills Rock Guides
•    Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway
•    Wild Rivers Recreation Area
•    Williams Lake
•    Harwood Museum of Art
•    Earthship Biotecture World Headquarters and Visitor Center
•    Llama Adventures
10.    Asheville, North Carolina
Ashville is loaded with natural wonders, artistic attractions, historic places, entertainment arenas, amazing museums, and loads of other fun-filled places. All of these and of course the beautiful people of Ashville make this place one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. In addition to natural places and historic and modern buildings, Ashville host a number of events. competitions, exhibitions, and much more. One such famous events are the annual National Gingerbread House Competition Display that is organized every December. It is one of the most treasured and celebrated occasions for the community and for the visitors as well. Other special events that happen around Christmas holidays include Annual Christmas at Baltimore, Candlelight Christmas Evenings, Exhibition at Downtown Abbey, exhibition of Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum, Ashville Community Band Holiday Concert, River Arts District Second Saturday Holiday Celebrations, Swannanoa Winterfest, Santa on the Chimney, Midnight Summit Release Party and many more.
Ashville also has tons to offer for nature lovers. If you are looking for serene natural places having particularly authentic historic backgrounds then you must come to Ashville. It is the land of the highest and oldest peaks. The community offers various events including Bird Watching Adventure, Winter Walk in beautifully organized parks, and lots of other stuff.
11.    New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is best known for its great music, specifically blues, jazz, and rock n roll. In almost every nook and corner of this beautiful city, you will hear various dancing tunes that will relish your mood and the whole day. Live music at the Bourbon Street's clubs is particularly famous among locals and tourists.
In addition to fantastic music, this city offers plenty of places to visit and things to do all day and at night as well. Garden District or the French Quarter are top attractions of New Orleans and people from all around the country and surely from all over the world come to see Garden District and the National World War II Museum. Especially historians, and history students crave this place to visit just once. Moreover, old cemeteries, Backstreet cultural museum, and a number of botanical gardens set the mood of this city.
No matter how many days you ought to spend in New Orleans, you will find a lot of fun activities to do. Happy strolling in the morning and joyful nights in the ecstatic clubs are two of the most common reasons for Americans to visit New Orleans.
12.    Austin, Texas
The capital city of Texas, Austin is also famous as the Live Music Capital of the World. But music is not the only great thing about Austin. Austin is enriched with beautiful attractions that attract tourists from all around the globe. This countryside gives you an amazing amalgamation of traditions and modernism. Austin offers is visitors with state-of-the-art accommodations, museums, water parks, cemeteries, gaming arenas, zoos, springs, circuses, lakes, libraries, golf courses, sculpture gardens, picnic rooms and loads more. Cota Karting, Lone Star Riverboat, Zip Lost Pines, Circus of the Americas Cota, Wimberley Glassworks, Audi Driving arena, Austin Duck adventures, Scavenger Hunt Adventures, Oakwood Cemetery and Oakwood cemetery chapel are few of the most popular highlights of Austin Texas.
The list is not finished yet. As you can find some new places to visit or some new things to do every day in Austin, Texas. Tourists also love to visit the State Capitol and Visitors Center, Ladybird Lake, Barton Springs Pool, Bullock Texas State History Museum, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Mexican Art Museum, Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, Mount Bonnell, and several other breathtakingly gorgeous places.
So, if you ought to see some great museums in the United States, Austin Texas is definitely a great place to start from.
13.    San Francisco, California
Although San Francisco is a small city with an area of 49 square miles, this wonderful place is definitely one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States for tourists as well as locals. San Francisco is considered the jewel of Northern California for its excellence in every manner. This beautiful city is full of marvelous neighborhoods, breathtaking parks and beaches, museums full of historic treasures, and an enormous amount of entertainment options.
This superb city has a lot to offer to its inhabitants and visitors including hustling marketplaces, lush green parks, beautifully maintained historic places, art exhibitions, amazing nightlife, scrumptious food, and loads more.
A few of the most favorite tourist destinations in San Francisco include de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Exploratorium, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Napa Valley, Ghirardelli Square, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge, Asian Art Museum, High Tea at a Historic Hotel, AT&T Park, Angel Island State Park, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Twin Peaks. In addition to these ultimately fun places, San Francisco is also famous for its superbly entertaining ride on the Cable Cars.
14.    Williamsburg, Virginia
Williamsburg is one of the oldest living towns in America. It is the capital city of the state of Virginia and has long been appointed to this status. Colonial Williamsburg is the hub of all tourism directed towards this city and that is all because of astounding restoration of buildings of the colonial era. However, Williamsburg is not all about history and historic architecture rather tourists love to hang out in water parks, theme parks, and also get to know a lot about this place through amazing museums.
Here is the list of some of the top favorite places of tourists and locals visiting Williamsburg, Virginia!
•    Colonial Taverns
•    Historic Jamestowne
•    a number of Artisans' Shops
•    Governor's Palace, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Gallery and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
•    Great Hopes Plantation
•    Bassett Hall
•    Colonial Williamsburg: Revolutionary City
•    George Wythe House
•    Busch Gardens
•    College of William and Mary
•    Water Country USA
Along with all the above-mentioned tourist destinations, each part of your day that you will spend in the Williamsburg will, for sure, be filled with thunders of laughter, and joyful moments. And this because of the superbly hospitable people of this generous city. On top of it, no matter which month of the year you are planning to visit Williamsburg, you will find a long list of fun events to join and participate in. 
15.    Washington State
Washington state has remained a topmost favorite attraction of the tourists visiting America from all around the globe, and surely of locals as well. This power state inhabits some of the most powerful people all around the world, and thus always remain under the microscope of media. It is not only its massive political power that makes Washington one of the top popular tourist destinations in the United States but rather Washington also has to offer a range of reasons for that. This beautiful state relishes your eyes with gorgeously scenic natural views, skyscrapers, vineyards, museums, arts, and a lot of other fun and entertaining stuff.
A few of the most famous places of Washington include 
•    Friday Harbor- San Juan Island
•    Gig Harbor
•    Olympic National Park
•    Vashon Island
•    Kitsap Peninsula
•    North Cascades National Park
•    Sequim
•    Orcas Island
•    Port Angeles
•    Poulsbo
•    Skagit Valley
•    Vancouver
•    Kirkland
•    Yakima Valley
•    Tacoma
•    Bellingham
•    Bainbridge Island
•    Point Roberts
•    Port Townsend
•    Ellensburg
•    Walla Walla
•    Leavenworth
•    Bellevue, 
•    and Seattle.
Well, you must be wondering what it is a long list, but I must tell you, I have given you just a glimpse of what Washington has to offer you. This state is immersed in numerous finest places to eat, enjoy and feel good about everything life has offered you.
With that, I'm going to wrap up this fun ride. Hope you have enjoyed reading about all these fun places to visit in the United States as much as I have had fun writing. Whichever place you'd chose for your next vacations among these top 15 tourist destinations, you are going to have the best time of your life for sure. So, what are you waiting for, let's embark on a fun trip!

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