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50 Most Popular Travel Destinations

50 most Popular Travel Destinations



The results are in for 2011. Here are the 50 most popular travel destinations worldwide. We took a list of the 50 top tourist attractions in the world. When we started to group them into categories, some interesting trends emerged. Piers anyone?



Museums

Natural

Seaside Attractions

Markets

Amusement Parks

Heritage

Public Places



Number represent visitors per year



Public Places 151,247,993

An attraction qualified as a Public Place if it was free to enter. And that's possibly why it's the most popular category.



Times Square, New York City, Ny 39,200,000



Central Park, New York City, Ny 38,000,000



Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada 29,467,000



Golden Gate Park, San Fransisco California 13,000,000



Victoria Peak, Hong Kong 10,088,493



The Zocalo, Mexico City 10,000,000



Bourbon Street, New Orleans 6,017,500



Hollywood Walk Of Fame, California 5,475,000



DID YOU KNOW?

Every December, approximately 1 million people gather in Times Square to usher in the New Year.



Heritage 144,236,235

Most of these heritage sites were easy to group, as UNESCO had done the work for us. And if they're not world heritage sites yet, we think they will be.



Union Station, Washington DC 37,000,000



Grand Central Terminal, New York City, Ny 21,600,000



Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris 13,650,000



Forbidden City, Beijing 12,830,000



Sacre Coeur Basilica, Paris 10,500,000



Great Wall of China 9,000,000



Musee Du Louvre, Paris 8,500,000



Sydney Opera House, Sydney 7,400,000



Eiffel Tower, Paris 6,700,000



Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. 6,042,315



The Palace Of Versailles 5,900,000



The Colosseum, Rome 5,113,920



DID YOU KNOW?

In its first three gears Union Station was home to 1000 events,including concerts, balls and exhibitions.



Amusement Parks 134,963,172

There's no other way of saying this: Disney owns it!



Disney World Magic Kingdom, Florida 16,972,000



Disneyland Park,California 15,980,000



Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo 14,452,000



Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort, Florida 10,825,000



Disneyland Park, Paris 10,500,000



Disney's Hollywood Studies, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 9,603,000



Universal Studios Japan, Osaka 8,160,000



Everland, Gyeonggi-do 6,884,000



Islands Of Adventure At Universal Orlando, Florida 5,949,000



Lotte World, Seoul 5,551,000



Disneyland, Hong Kong 5,200,000



Ocean Park,Hong Kong 5,100,000



Sea World, Florida 5,061,172



Universal Studios, Hollywood California 5,040,000



DID YOU KNOW?

Disneyland's busiest days (the days to book around!) are Thanksgiving. Christmas and the 4th of July.Among the quietest are the first week in January.



Market 48,370,100



We were surprised to see this category emerge, but we hope it's a sign of a growing trend.



Faneuil Hall Market Place, Boston 18,000,000



Grand Bazaar, Istanbul 15,000,000



Pike Place Market, Seattle 10,000,000



French Market, New Orleans 5,370,100



DID YOU KNOW?

In the picturesque setting of Faneuil Hall Marketplace you will find 49 shops, 44 carts,13 restaurents and 35 stalls. They sell everything from food to jewellery.



Seaside Attractions 42,010,000

Ok. There weren't quite enough piers for them to warrant their own category.



Pier 39,San Francisco 14,000,000



Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront,Hong Kong 10,320,000



South Street Seaport, New York City 9,000,000



Navy Pier, Chicago 8,690,000



DID YOU KNOW?

PIER 39 has 110 shops and 14 restaurants, but the biggest draw may be the views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline.



Natural 31,963,538

Only two attractions made the 'natural category',but their visitor numbers ranked higher than all five museums put together.



Niagra Falls 22,500,000



Great Smoky Mountains National Park 9,463,538



DID YOU KNOW?

The Niagara falls are listed among the Seven Natural Wonders of North America. The highest point is 173 feet.



Museums 31,220,298

Last but not least... Not everyone loves knowledge, culture and information as much as we do.



National Air And Space Museum, Washington D.C. 8,300,000



Smithsonian Museum Of Natural History, Washington D.C. 6,800,000



British Museum, London 5,842,138



Metropolitain Museum Of Art, New York City, Ny 5,216,988



Tate Modern, London 5,061,172



DID YOU KNOW?

The National Air and Space museum is the most visited museum in the world with an annual budget of $28 million.

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