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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. 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 Heritage Public Places *Numbers 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 WOLCOME TO Fabeulous LAS VEGAS The Zocalo, Mexico City 10,000,000 Bourbon Street, New Orleans 6,017,500 NEVADA Hollywood Walk Of Fame, California 5,475,000 DID Every December, approximately 1 million people gather in Times Square to usher in the New Year. YOU KNOW? Heritage 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. 144,236,235 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 00 The Colosseum, Rome 10000 5,113,920 DID In its first three years lUnion Station was home to YOU 1000 events, including concerts, balls and exhibitions. KNOW? 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 Animal Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 9,686,000 Disney's Hollywood Studios, 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 Disnegland's busiest days (the dags to book around!) are Thanksgiving, Christmas and the 4th of July. Among the quictest are the first week in Januarg. DID YOU KNOW? 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 In the picturesque setting of Faneuil Hall marketplace you will find 49 shops, 44 carts, 13 restaurants and 35 stalls. They sell evergthing from food to jewellery. DID YOU KNOW? 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 PIER 39 has 110 shops and 14 restaurants, but the YOU biggest draw mag be the views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Fransico skyline. KNOW? 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 9,463,538 Great Smoky Mountains National Park The Niagara falls are listed among the Seven Natural Wonders of North America. The highest DID YOU KNOW? point is 173 fect. 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 The National Air and Space Museum is the most YOU visited museum in the world with an annual KNOW? budget of $28 million. Sources http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamericalusa/8451853/10-facts-about-Times-Square.html http://www.unionstationdc.com/infolinfohistory#UnionStationToday http://www.disneylandvacationtips.com/disneyland-attendance.html http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/?q=center http://www.pier39.com/lnformation/aboutus.htm http://sevennaturalwonders.org/north-americal/niagara-falls ment Parks

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