12 Best Tourist Places to Visit in the USA

United States is also known as the land of liberty and millions of people visits America every year to see the divine and stunning locations. United States is the fourth largest country by total area in the world and there are numerous beautiful places you must visit. The following list contains best destination range from big cities to popular beaches to national parks. Over the thousands of places, we represent you 12 popular places in the United States of America you must visit. We hope the following list helps you to get an idea for your next vacation.

12. Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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The Mount Rushmore is a historical sculpture carved on the Rushmore Mountain. It is located near the South Dakota. It is sculpted by a Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son between 1927 and 1941. Mount Rushmore has 60 foot sculptures of four US presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The entire memorial is constructed 1745 meters above the sea level and covers an area of over 1200 acres. In 2010, more than 2.3 million people visited the park.

11. Sun Valley

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Sun Valley is a resort city, located 1804 meters above sea level. Its population is just over 1400 but this place attracts many tourists all over the US. Tourists come here to enjoy ice skating, hiking, skiing and mountain cycling. Several sports club in the Sun Valley also organized sports programs such as Wood river ability program and Sage brush training center for the disabled and handicapped youth.

10. Napa Valley

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Napa Valley is one of major tourist destinations, located in Napa County in California. This place is considered as one of the world’s premier wine region. Here you can easily get few of world’s most expensive wines. If you are looking for a quiet location for vacation or having a drink then this is a great option for you. Around 4.5 million people visit here every year, making it the world’s best wine and food destination area.

9. Orlando

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Orlando is one of the 100 largest cities in the United States. It is also known as the theme park capital of the world. According to a research study, Orlando ranks as the fourth most popular city in America. This city is one of the leading tourism destinations in the world with an estimated 59 million visitors in 2013. Orlando has the highest number of hotels in the US and some of the most popular venues are Discovery Cove, Universal Island of Adventure and Walt Disney World.

8. Yellowstone

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The Yellowstone national park is the first national park in the world, opened in 1872. There are many popular spots such as Lowers Falls and Yellowstone lakes which are add on to the beauty of the park. There are a huge variety of wildlife species found and the park is known for many geothermal features. Yellowstone attracts more than 3 million visitors every year from all over the world. If you are a nature lover then this destination is best for you to explore the nature.

7. New York City

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New York City is the most swarming city in the United States. The city has a large impact on everything, including entertainment, technology, research, education and finance. This city is also known as the financial capital of the world. Last year, 54 million tourists visited the city to see some popular location such as Central Park, Grand Central Station, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Modern Art Museums.

6. Sedona

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Sedona is described as the most beautiful city, located near the Verde Valley region of Arizona. The name of the city was named after Sedona Arabella Miller, who was the city’s first postmaster. Every year, millions of tourists visit here to see the cliffs made of red sandstone. These formations glow in bright red color during the rising and setting of sun. Some of the popular places in Sedona are Hiking Trials, Palatki Heritage Site and Rock State Park.

5. Maui

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The Maui is the second largest Hawaiian-Islands, covering an area of 727 square miles. Some of the notable destination are Kannapali Beach, Haleakala National Park, Hookipa Beach and Golf Course. The GDP of the island of Maui largely depends on the tourism and makes around $3.5 million annually. Most of the tourists are domestic and few are international tourists. In 2008, Maui lost $166 million due to the bankruptcies of airlines.

4. Grand Canyon

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The Grand Canyon is a mountainous region carved by the Colorado River. It has one of the world’s most famous national parks. Around five million people visit it annually to see the beautiful mountains out of which over 80% were from the US and the rest were outside the US. Due to variation of 8000 feet elevation, it houses various species of plants and animal. The park is divided into two parts; the southern rim offers panoramic views, open all year and the north rim generally open in between May to October which features mid-flower meadows.

3. Yosemite National Park

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The Yosemite National Park is located in the California which is worldwide famous for its five waterfalls. It covers an area of over 3000 kilometers square and there are numerous varieties of species found, increase the beauty of this site. It has mountain ranges from 648 meters to 3997 meters and also has several natural wonders. It is most popular for its mountain peaks like Glacier point, Mariposa Grove, Half Dome and El Capitan, waterfalls and sub alpine lakes.

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2. Miami Beach

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Miami Beach is the neighborhood of South beach in a resort city, Miami Dade County in Florida. It attracts rich and famous people and you can see many celebrities if you spend some time there. And don’t miss its neighborhood parks for fishing, tennis, golf, bicycle rides and many other games. Miami Beach is one of the popular beaches in America. If you are looking for a best sunbathing, then this is the right place for you.

1. Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. It consists three waterfalls located on the Niagara River between Canada and the United States. The largest fall, Horseshoe Falls is 173 feet high and 2600 feet wide. More than four million cubic feet water flows every minute. Few places you must visit near Niagara Falls are Marine Land, Old Fort Niagara and White Water Walk. Niagara Falls is the best places to visit in the USA as it has one of the most popular natural destinations. In 2009, this place attracts around 28 million tourists from all over the world.

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