So what is your favorite tourist attraction? Is it in the United States or is it International? Do you prefer historical sites? Cultural interest sites? Natural phenomena sites? Landmarks? Or outer space? Do you prefer entertainment? Recreation? Archeological? Scenic? We all have our own preferences and can appreciate all of which our lands have to offer world-wide.
Some of the most wondrous tourist attractions with increasing amounts of visitation are in the United States. What do you think of when mentioning the heart of Sin City? The Las Vegas Strip, Nevada. What about historical significant cultural attraction? The Faneuil Hall Marketplace; Boston, Massachusetts comes to mind. What about a global tourist attraction? Of course, the Times Square; New York City, New York. On New Year's Eve, this is a special attraction for many world-wide.
Tourist attractions vary according to the topic at hand. Consider Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and the Pirate's Lair; Pirates of the Caribbean. Who would not enjoy Disneyland Park; Anaheim, California? And, how wonderful is the Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; San Francisco, California? The orange bridge is famous! Disney World's Magic Kingdom; Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom are all worth visiting at least once.
There are many attractions that draw visitors world-wide. For instance, The National Mall and Memorial Parks. Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson Memorials. The Korean and Vietnam War Veterans Memorials. The Smithsonian Institution has 19 very popular museums. Niagara Falls, New York. The Falls, which straddle the U.S.-Canadian border; the water fall alone makes it a worth-while trip. If you like to hike, there is hiking trails available and viewing by boat. On the Canadian side, there is the Whirlpool Aero Car, an antique cable car.
There are visitor attractions with protected trails. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Tennessee and North Carolina. This natural wonder attracts drivers, hikers, and bird watchers. The Grand Canyon, Arizona, is a famous geological attraction. The famous gorge was etched in geologic time by the Colorado River. The horseshoe-shaped glass Skywalk is a site by itself that allows viewing for visitors.
A landmark possessing a campus and a military training facility in Chicago, Illinois is another exciting place to visit. On the shore of Lake Michigan, there are exposition facilities, the Chicago Children's Museum, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and nighttime fireworks shows for viewing excitement.
Other tourist attractions to consider. Other tourist attractions to consider include: 1) Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona and Nevada. U.S.'s largest man-made lake and reservoir. This is a hot spot for boaters, fishermen and naturalists. Lake Mead is a major source of water for the southwestern U.S. and according to researchers, if consumption patterns and climate change continue at their current pace, the lake may be dry by after 2020. 2) SeaWorld Florida in Orlando, Florida. This watery theme park has Shamu Stadium and the Whale and Dolphin Theatre. 3) Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure at Universal in Orlando, Florida is spectacular for those thrill-seeking tourists. Universal Studio's has Shrek 4-D and Revenge of the Mummy. 4) For entertainment in Texas, the San Antonio River Walk. There is a mariachi festival and the Fiesta de las Luminarias. The walkway radiates light, warmth, and excitement with candle-lit bags. 5) Anyone in the mood for lighthouses, cranberry bogs, dunes and forests? Try Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts. There are bicycle trails, hiking, and sandy beaches. 6) Would you like to slip into a wet suit and cavort with polar bears? Try SeaWorld at San Diego, California. They have the Wild Arctic Interaction Program.
There are always other tourist attractions to consider. For example, the American Museus of Natural History in New York. Here you will find a immense record of world history, from dinosaur fossils to the human genome. Do you have children? They will love this world famous museum. How about the Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey? There is also The Garden Pier; the Atlantic City Historical Museum and the Atlantic City Art Center. Would you like to see millions of lights around the holidays? Try the Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is a world-wide event! If you would like to meet others from different countries, the Temple Square is a perfect place. There are several historical attractions including Native American archaeological sites and colonial villages in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area; Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The river is spectacular. The Appalachian-ridge park is on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Universal Studios in Hollywood, California is a well-known tourist attraction. Star gazers love this site! Thrill seekers love this site! The Metropolitan Museum in New York, New York has to be another fantastic tourist attraction. American, European, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Galleries; marvelous world art collections.
Are you a sun bather? Try Waikiki Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. You will be able to see the volcanic cone, Diamond Head. If you have children and they love feeding animals like flamingos, lemurs, and sloths, try Busch Garden Africa in Tampa Bay, Florida. Along with exciting animals, there are also lots of rides and shows. Jambo Junction and Rock a Doo Wop are favorites of many.
No matter what your favorite tourist attraction, there is plenty of sites to choose from. Whether in the United States or International, there are historical, cultural, natural phenomena sites, and landmarks of all sorts. Whether you like to be entertained, take part in recreational activities, enjoy archeological or scenic sites; there is something for everyone to enjoy world-wide.