Big cities and small historic towns top the list of most popular places to visit in the United States, according to the travel site.
Millions of TripAdvisor users voted New York, Chicago and Charleston, South Carolina as the top three destinations in the United States.
Here’s a look at TripAdvisor’s Top 11 most popular travel destinations in America!
1. San Antonio, Texas
During San Antonio’s Fiesta Week in April, more than 3 million visit the city. But the city’s attractions can be enjoyed year-round. Don’t miss the tree-lined River Walk or the Alamo — a former Roman Catholic mission and the location of the famous Battle of the Alamo in 1836.
2. Las Vegas, Nevada
The desert city of Las Vegas is known around the world for its casinos and bright lights. Visitors stay at world-class hotels, eat at top chefs’ restaurants, and usually see a spectacular show or concert.
3. Washington, D.C.
No city in America packs as many monuments and museums into one area as Washington, DC. From the Thomas Jefferson Memorial to the World War II Memorial, Washington has enough (free!) attractions to keep you busy for several weeks. In the spring, the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin draw millions of visitors from around the world.
4. Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs is a resort city in the Coachella Valley desert. Beginning in the 1920s, the city was a popular place for movie stars to escape Hollywood and relax. With an average of 354 days of sunshine per year, visitors can enjoy golfing, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, and tennis.
5. San Francisco, California
The most famous San Francisco site is the Golden Gate Bridge. Opened in 1937, it still ranks among the top 10 longest bridge spans in the world. Beyond the bridge, San Francisco has beautiful ocean views and one of the largest Chinatowns in the world. Just a ferry ride away is Alcatraz Island, the former federal prison.
6. San Diego, California
Few places in America have better weather than San Diego. It’s a good thing, too, since there’s a lot to explore outdoors in this southern California city. Try your hand at surfing in the Pacific Ocean on some of America’s best beaches, or enjoy the ocean from a distance at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.
7. Chicago, Illinois
America’s third-largest city offers world-class museums, great food, sporting events, and iconic architecture — including Willis Tower, America’s tallest building. The Midwest city is also known for comedy. The Second City theater is where many famous comedians got their start, including Mike Meyers and Tina Fey.
8. St. Louis, Missouri
One of this Midwest city’s nicknames is “The Gateway to the West.” Indeed, St. Louis’ Gateway Arch is a monument for westward expansion in the United States. It is the tallest freestanding monument in the nation. Visitors can take an elevator to the top.
9. Miami Beach
Miami Beach offers beautiful white sands, gourmet restaurants and a very active nightlife. Beyond the beach and bright lights, visitors should check out the surrounding ethnic neighborhoods, such as Little Havana and Little Haiti.
10. New York City
More than 50 million people visit New York City every year. The five boroughs — or regions — of New York have some of the most easily recognized attractions in the world. Visitors on a budget can take a free boat from Manhattan to Staten Island for a great view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.
11. Seattle, Washington
Visitors to the West Coast city of Seattle will find the iconic Space Needle, the world’s first Starbucks, and Pike Place Market, one of the oldest and most famous farmers markets in the country. The Space Needle was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair. Riding up to the top provides views of the nearby mountains.