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These Are The 10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions In The U.S. To Visit This Fall  

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With summer officially coming to an end and leaves turning from green to orange and yellow across the country, fall is here.  

Fall is a great time to travel in the U.S. thanks to the atmosphere, the more comfortable temperatures, and the beautiful fall colors.  

Traveling in the fall can also be more affordable and less crowded than traveling during the peak summer months in some states.  

No matter what the time of year some attractions are more popular than others. With this in mind Travel app Visited ranked the top attractions in the world.  

These are the 10 most popular tourist attractions in the U.S. to visit this fall:  

Woman in front of Golden Gate Bridge

1. The Empire State Building, New York 

This iconic New York skyscraper is 102 stories tall and has been featured in movies such as Sleepless in Seattle, King Kong, and An Affair to Remember.  

It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in New York City and offers exceptional views of the fall colors in the city below.  

Empire state building in the New York skyline

2. The Golden Gate Bridge, California 

This bright red bridge dominates the San Fransisco skyline. As the name suggests, this suspension bridge spans the Golden Gate, which is a strait that connects San Fransisco Bay with the Pacific.  

The Bridge is considered the second most popular attraction in the U.S. The welcome center at the base of the bridge opens daily from 9 a.m. –6 p.m. and is full of fascinating exhibits to find out more about this eye-catching attraction.   


3. The Grand Canyon, Arizona 

Visiting the Grand Canyon is a bucket list dream for many people. It is considered one of the most breathtakingly beautiful and significant natural attractions in the U.S.  

The Grand Canyon receives close to 5 million visitors every year. Most come for the breathtaking views, but you can also hike, ride, raft or even swim in the area, making it a great outdoor destination.  

 the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park at sunrise.

4. Hoover Dam, Nevada/Arizona 

This is the fourth most visited major attraction in the U.S. and although it is a functional dam its sloping architecture which dominates the skyline is like a piece of art in its own right.  

There’s more to see and do at the Hoover Dam than you might think and it is considered one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world. As an added bonus, it is an affordable place to visit too!


5. Yosemite National Park, California 

Yosemite National Park is a huge destination that includes the Sierra Nevada mountains. You’ll find a hugely diverse environment here including waterfalls, granite cliffs, and ancient sequoia trees.  

The beauty of Yosemite is that there’s so much to see and do that whether it's your first visit or your fiftieth you’ll find something new to amaze you. And with over 800 miles of developed trails you will never have to walk the same path twice.  

Meadow with boardwalk in Yosemite National Park Valley with Yosemite Falls at cloudy autumn morning

6. The Everglades National Park, Florida  

Some people visit Florida for the theme parks and other high-octane thrills of Orlando. But the Everglades National Park is a huge yet underrated attraction in the state thanks to its natural beauty.  

The park is the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. It is also a great place to spot native wildlife. Lucky visitors can see Florida panthers, American alligators, and West Indian manatees.

Riding on an airboat is one of the best and most popular ways to explore the area.  


7. Death Valley, California  

Death Valley might not sound like a pleasant place for a day trip, but this Eastern California has been named for its extreme heat, and it is famed for its stunning scenery particularly during the more manageable fall and winter months.  

The highest temperature ever recorded anywhere in the world was recorded here. It is the lowest, driest, and hottest national park in the U.S. 

Golden canyon in Death Valley, California

8. Redwood National Park, California  

Redwood National Park is home to the world’s tallest trees. During the fall months, when the redwood pines change color, the park is a particularly beautiful and tranquil place to be.  

If you’re not a fan of leaf peeping there’s still plenty to see and do in Redwood National Park. With prairies, rivers, and 40 miles of coastline, it’s a great place for outdoor adventures. 

Sunrise in the redwoods

9. Old Faithful, Wyoming 

Old Faithful is the name of the most famous geyser in Yellowstone National Park. It currently erupts around 20 times a day and it attracts huge crowds of tourists because its eruption patterns are so regular and predictable.  

Want to see Old Faithful without the crowds? Visit in the mornings and before the tour buses arrive. This will give you the best chance of an uninterrupted view of the famous eruptions.  

Sunset at old faithful in Wyoming

10. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota  

The scale of Mount Rushmore is something that has to be seen to be believed! This oversized sculpture is carved into the cliffs in Keystone and features the heads of 4 U.S. presidents.  

It is considered a symbol of freedom and democracy, but it is also an incredible feat of artistry and engineering making it a tourist attraction well worth seeing at least once in your lifetime.  

mount rushmore

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