Being one of the most developed countries in the world, the USA, has lots of diverse cities and tourist attraction. Covered by oceans on the east and the west side, the country itself is home to one of the most diversified natural sceneries you can ever find. 

From start to the great beaches of Miami to the mountainous region of the north to the Grand Canyon of the south-west, you can see anything and everything you ever want in this one place.

So, here is a list of the top 20 most popular states for tourism in the USA which you must visit once in a lifetime.

1. New York

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Being one of the most visited US states by tourists and holding the great American icons such as the statue of liberty, the high rising empire state building, the great time square, New York is magnificently rich in culture and the most populous city in the US.

The city is also known as the big apple and being of the best destinations to visit for both the inland and international visitors the city itself is a place of magnificence.

If you ever visit the city, don’t miss the walk on the old streets of the High lane, an old place with beautiful view of railroad-track-park that has both the modern style along with the natural greenery.

2. Los Angeles

Los Angeles

When it comes to movies there is no place bigger than the Hollywood. Being the location of international celebrities, the mild and cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles is a must place that you visit during your USA trip. Some of the other attractions of the city include long beaches, rodeo drive shopping, touring in Beverly Hills etc.

So, with so many attractions and scenery to see, Los Angeles is certainly one of the most popular states to visit in the USA.

3. Chicago


The city has been called for a long time as being the second city after New York due to its size and population. A magnificent city in the west, Chicago is blessed with its amazing skyline, restaurants, shopping, great museum, and lots of other sporting activities that easily rivals the NYC and LA.

Listed as one of the most popular states in the US, if you ever visit this charming place, be sure to check out the Cloud Gate which is in the centre of the city.

4. Washington, DC

Washington, DC

The capital of the United States also is one of the most visited states in the US, Washington, DC is the home of several museums, monuments, and long pavements. Most of the attractions here are free of cost thereby making the city one of the favourite destinations to visit in the USA. One great thing to observe is the cherry blossoms flower that typically grows in the March to April.

5. Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Most of the tourists go to the Las Vegas, to try their luck as the city is home to one of the finest casinos in the world. Besides this, Las Vegas is the home of world-class shows, shopping and one of the finest restaurants you could ever eat. One of the best casinos in Las Vegas includes MGM grand, Royal Casino, the Great Luxor Hotel & Casino etc.

6. San Francisco

San Francisco

The great city holds the symbol of the great rafter of the giant Golden Gate Bridge, this legendary city is greatly known for its neighbour’s one such being the Chinatown and the enclave of Haight-Ashbury. One very popular tourist attraction in San Francisco is the California Palace of the Legion of Honor.

7. Hawaii


If you want to see one of the best beach destinations in the USA, be sure to go Hawaii. It holds all the natural scenic beauties of beaches to beautiful mountains in the South Pacific. With the long sunny beaches and vast green lands, it’s also the home of one of the most active volcanos on the earth.

8. Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

This is an incredible geological wonder with stretching for over 200 miles, the Grand Canyon is carved out of the mountains of the western region by the Colorado River. Located in the state of Arizona, it is one of the best destinations in the USA to visit. It also homes one of the largest gold mines on earth.

9. Florida


With the long beautiful beaches to the family-friendly attractions like the Disney world, the Miami in Florida or just Florida is also known as the ‘sunshine state’. There are several tourist attractions in Florida such as the great Universal Studios, Everglades National Park to Kennedy Space Centre to Orlando National Park where the list goes on and on.

You can bath under the sunny weather of the beaches of Orlando or you can enjoy the great rides of Walt Disney World, the state is full of spectacles.

10. New Orleans

New Orleans

If it’s all about festivals, then New Orleans, is someplace that you should definitely visit. it is different and of course very popular among the locals as well as international tourists. It is considered one of largest place in the world for the gathering of jazz musicians.

11. Colorado


the best tourist attraction in Colorado is the city of Denver. This city also is known as the Mile-High City, is the largest city and capital of Colorado. The city is located to the east of the Rocky Mountains and is a very popular winter sports destination. The city also holds the native American history of modern arts and many cultural scenes.

12. Georgia


Located in the south, this state homes one of the best tourist attractions of USA. Atlanta is the largest and the capital city of the state. The modern city homes skylines rising up from the great scenery of the rolling hills, pinewood forest, beautiful old oak trees and the charming scenery of magnolia and peach trees.

The other attractions of the city include the CNN Centre, Coca-Cola Trade centre and also, the largest indoor aquarium in the world.

13. Texas


Located in the southernmost part of the country, Texas is one of the most developed states in the US. There are lots of great city cities in the state including Houston, which is a sprawling city located in the southernmost of the state. Being the fourth largest city in the US, Houston has a magnificent view of the dazzling skyline of the skyscrapers and many sports and arts scene.

14. Oregon


The largest city of the state Oregon in Portland. The city is known for its great rain drizzle and the climate of the city is also one of the main reasons behind the formation of the great views of the city. The city houses a plethora of rose gardens due to which the city is known as the ‘City of Roses’.

15. Arizona


Located in the north-central part Arizona, the city of Sedona is well known for its magnificent art sceneries and great shopping. However, the most attractive scene in this great city is the array of red sandstone formations which is located on the back of the city. The city also houses a lot of stadiums and great facilities for outdoor recreation.

16. Ontario


A fascinating scenery of Ontario is the great Niagara Falls. The Niagara Falls is actually the combination of three different falls which are, the American falls, bridal veil falls and the horseshoe falls. Ontario also houses the most beautiful city in the northern US, the Toronto.

17. Massachusetts


A very well-known state throughout the world, the capital of Massachusetts in Boston. The city is very well known for its rich American history, architecture, and houses many great academic institutions. The city becomes magnificently vibrant and spectacular to see during the time of spring and autumn.

18. Ohio


Cleveland is the largest and capital city in Ohio. One of the best tourist attractions in the city of Cleveland is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Metro parks Zoo etc. Also the city is surrounded by the great mountains on the northern side, where you can take your family to enjoy hiking, shopping and much more.

19. South Carolina

South Carolina

the best place to visit in South Carolina is the capital of the state Columbia. The city holds one of the most prestigious universities in the world, The University of Columbia. With the wide avenues and home to many historic sites ranging from the antebellum mansion to galleries, music venues, theatres, and shops the city is blessed with many opportunities for recreation and relaxation.

20. Alabama


The southernmost state of the US, Birmingham is the largest city in the state. It doesn’t matter if you’re involved in the history of the civil rights movement or you’re a fan of the jazz music, Birmingham is the place where you can find it all.

With enjoying hiking in the Ruffner Mountains to the visit to a world-class zoo, the McWane centre, and Vision Land, Birmingham has it all when it comes to family entertainment.

These are the places once visited must be a repeat visit for any person who aspire to make a dream travel.