Tuesday, January 27, 2009

America's 25 Top Most Visited Places Meme

Silver Fox did this meme and tagged anyone who felt like doing it. I have traveled quite a lot within the US, not as much outside (though still non-trivial), and so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I like to travel :).

Bold the places you have been to. The numbers are probably the average amount of people per year.

1. Times Square, New York City, NY - 35 million

2. The Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, NV - 31 million

3. National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington DC - 24 million

4. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA

5. Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, FL - 17.1 million

6. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, CA - 14.9 million

7. Fisherman's Wharf/Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA - 14 million

8. Niagara Falls, NY - 12 million

9. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN/NC - 9.4 million -

10 Navy Pier, Chicago, IL - 8.6 million - don't think so, but not sure. def. been to chicago though.

11. Lake Mead National Recreation Area, AZ/NV - 7.6 million - don't think so but not sure

12. Universal Studios/ Islands of Adventure, Orlando, FL - 6.2 million

13. SeaWorld Florida, Orlando, FL - 6 million

14. San Antonio River Walk, TX - 5.1 million

15. Temple Square, Salt Lake City, UT - 5 million

16. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA/NJ - 4.8 million

17. Universal Studios Hollywood, CA - 4.7 million

18. Metropolitan Museum, New York City, NY - 4.5 million

18. Waikiki Beach, Oahu, HI - 4.5 million

20. Grand Canyon, AZ - 4.41 million

21. Busch Gardens Africa, Tampa Bay, FL - 4.4 million

22. Cape Cod National Seashore, MA - 4.35 million

23. Sea World San Diego, CA - 4.26 million

24. American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY - 4 million

25. Atlantic City Boardwalk, NJ - 4 million

20/25 - not too shabby!!! There are lots of interesting and cool places within the US, lots of family road trips in my past.....:)

Where have YOU been? Go for it, anyone :).


Silver Fox said...

You've been to millions of places! Congrats!

Ambivalent Academic said...

Wow Phizzz. You get around. I think I'm 5/25 on that list...though there are a lot of my favorite places that didn't make the cut. Maybe I don't like crowds.

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

7 for me - not bad for a Brit!

It's funny that the San Fran listing grouped Fishermans' Wharf and Goldengate Park together. I assume it's an or rather than an and - they're some way apart so it would be possible to go to one but not the other!

PhizzleDizzle said...

You're totally right Cath, that is strange for them to lump those together and not all the New York stuff was kind of strange. That didn't occur to me. I was bummed that I couldn't put the Chicago one down as as place I've been to just because I hadn't been to the Navy Pier (I dont' think). I've been to Chicago several times, where I think the Lake and the Michigan Mile are perhaps more interesting :). But what do I know, I don't know what's on the Pier.

Psych Post Doc said...

You beat me, I've only been to 10!