This is a list of the most popular individual tourist attractions in the United States, lists of tourist attractions organized by subject region, and a selection of other notable tourist attractions and destinations.
In 2011, the most visited tourist attractions in the U.S. were:
|Times Square||New York, New York||41.9|
|Central Park||New York, New York||40|
|Union Station||Washington, D.C.||36.5|
|Las Vegas Strip||Las Vegas, Nevada||29.5|
|Grand Central Terminal||New York, New York||21.6|
|Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World||Orlando, Florida||17.1|
|Disneyland Resort||Anaheim, California||16.1|
|Golden Gate Bridge||San Francisco Bay Area, California||15|
|Faneuil Hall Marketplace||Boston, Massachusetts||15|
|Golden Gate Park||San Francisco, California||13|
|Balboa Park||San Diego, California||13|
|Epcot, Walt Disney World||Orlando, Florida||10.8|
|Pike Place Market||Seattle, Washington||10|
|Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World||Orlando, Florida||10.4|
|Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World||Orlando, Florida||9.7|
|Great Smoky Mountains National Park||North Carolina and Tennessee||9|
|South Street Seaport||New York, New York||9|
|Mackinac Bridge||St. Ignace and Mackinaw City, Michigan||9|
|Navy Pier||Chicago, Illinois||8.7|
|Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf||San Francisco, California||8.1|
As of 2007, there are 2,462 registered National Historic Landmarks (NHL) recognized by the United States government. Each major US city has thousands of landmarks. For example, New York City has 23,000 landmarks designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. These landmarks include various individual buildings, interiors, historic districts, and scenic sites which help define the culture and character of New York City.
There are many natural monuments in the United States and they are a large tourist venue.
Sporting events and their associated venues make up a significant percentage of tourist dollars in the US. Estimates of the US sports industry's size vary from $213 billion to $410 billion. In 1997, 25% of tourism receipts in the United States were related to sports tourism; this would have valued the market at approximately $350 billion annually. Many US sporting events routinely attract international visitors. The 1997 New York City Marathon attracted 12,000 participants from outside the US, out of 28,000 participants.
Hotels can be both housing for tourists visiting a particular region or city, and destinations themselves, with many hotels having historic and cultural status.