10 Best Tourist Attractions in the U.S. and Canada

Red Rock Formations at Arches National Park in Moab UtahNorth America is a land of plenty for those in search of adventure. The U.S. and Canada are particularly rich in attractions, with much to see and do.

In this post, we’ve rounded up 10 of the top tourist attractions in America. Plan your next road trip around one of these destinations for an unforgettable experience!

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in America

1. Arches National Park

Moab, Utah

Utah’s red rock formations are on full display at Arches National Park, one of the top tourist attractions in the U.S. You can hike, bike, or drive to explore the park’s many sights. If you’re up for more adventure, head to neighboring Canyonlands National Park to double the fun.

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2. Statue of Liberty

New York, New York

Without a doubt, there is no U.S. attraction more recognizable than the Statue of Liberty. To see the iconic monument, you can board a ferry with Statue Cruises, which will also stop at Ellis Island. Purchase the Crown Reserve ticket to tour the top of the Statue of Liberty.

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Historic Building With Balconies and Hanging Flowers in the French Quarter in New Orleans Louisiana3. French Quarter

New Orleans, Louisiana

Ready to step back in time? The French Quarter of New Orleans was founded in 1718 and has evolved into the city’s bustling cultural district. Grab a beignet at Café du Monde, spend the afternoon in a jazz bar, and then stroll down Bourbon Street at night to get the Big Easy experience.

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4. Walt Disney World

Orlando, Florida

One of the top tourist attractions in America is Walt Disney World. Located in Orlando, Florida, this massive theme park features Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and more. If you’re bringing the kids, Walt Disney World is an excellent place to go!

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Rushing Waters at Niagara Falls in Ontario Canada5. Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario

What happens when a powerful river meets a sharp cliff? Niagara Falls. This famous attraction serves as the border between the U.S. and Canada. On the Ontario side, we recommend that you view Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three waterfalls. On the New York side, you should take the Maid of the Mist boat tour on the Niagara River.

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6. Cape Cod

Massachusetts

Sometimes called “the arm of Massachusetts,” Cape Cod is a famous coastal region that’s filled with history. Provincetown is a popular vacation destination, Hyannis features the legacy of the Kennedy family, and several trails make it easy to bike between destinations.

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Joshua Trees and Desert Rocks at Joshua Tree National Park in California7. Joshua Tree National Park

California

There are many spots contending for California’s top tourist attraction. Perhaps the finest spot is Joshua Tree National Park, a preserve protecting the scenic Mojave Desert. Located just a short drive from Palm Springs, California, this park features rare animals and plants, as well as dark night skies.

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8. Pike Place Market

Seattle, Washington

Pike Place Market is known for the salmon that soar through the air in this walkable shopping district. Stretching along the Seattle waterfront, Pike Place is home to shops, restaurants, and even the original Starbucks location at 1912 Pike Place.

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Palm Trees Boats and Turquoise Waters in the Florida Keys9. Florida Keys

Florida

Stretching southeast from Miami, the Florida Keys are emerald jewels in a turquoise sea. For a memorable experience, drive down the Overseas Highway to Key West, making plenty of stops along the way. You won’t regret this iconic road trip!

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10. Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado

The last highlight of our top tourist attractions is Rocky Mountain National Park. Colorado’s most famous spot protects a rugged range with snowy peaks, herds of elk, and winding roads. Timed-entry passes are often required for entry, so check before visiting.

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Are you excited to visit the top tourist attractions in the U.S. and Canada? Join us at our outdoor destinations and explore the wonders of North America. And, if you have a friend you’d like to invite for the journey, share this post and plan a trip together!

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