In recent years I’ve been trying to see more of the U.S. It’s impressive to think about just how many amazing sites and places the country has to see.
To date I’ve been to 32 states and just a handful of National Parks. In the future I’d like to complete visiting every state as well as see many of the parks.
Each state seems to have something interesting or which makes it stand out. Some might have the famous national parks, monuments, stadiums or even a well-known food dish.
Thrillist came up with a list of The Best Tourist Attraction In Every State.
According to Thrillist, “since every state has at least one wonderful attraction that draws visitors from far and wide, we decided to find out what it was, based on a delicate balance of local pride, iconic drawing power, and whether or not it actually sounds like something you’d willingly travel to do“.
I was curious to see which attractions made the cut in the states that I’ve visited. I was also interested in finding out about more sites worth visiting around the country.
Rather than list all of Thrillist’s picks, I listed which of the attractions that I’ve visited.
Check it out:
- Arizona– Grand Canyon
- California– Alcatraz
- Connecticut– Louis’ Lunch
- Florida– Disney World
- Illinois– Wrigley Field
- Louisiana– Bourbon Street/ French Quarter
- Massachusetts– USS Constitution
- Nevada– Las Vegas Strip
- New Jersey– Atlantic City Boardwalk
- New York– Statue of Liberty
- Rhode Island– Newport Mansions
- South Carolina– Historic Charleston
- South Dakota– Mount Rushmore
I felt that Thrillist did a good job in mixing up the kind of sites which were recognized in their article. Amazing scenic sites, architecture, historic & lively streets as well as a sports stadium made the list.
While looking over Thrillist’s article I saw that I’ve visited 13 of these attractions. If I had to choose a few favorites, I’d pick the Grand Canyon, Bourbon Street, Historic Charleston and Mount Rushmore.
Check out Thrillist’s article on the best tourist attractions in each state here.
Let us know how many you’ve been to and which ones stood out most to you.