The Most Visited States in the U.S.

Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Editorial credit: Sean Pavone /
Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Editorial credit: Sean Pavone /

The 50 US states feature numerous and diverse tourist attractions. However, certain states have become more popular tourism destinations. The following five states are the most visited in the United States: California, Florida, Nevada, Texas, and New York. These states are some of their respective features and attractions are highlighted below.

Most Visited States in the United States


California is the most visited state in the United States. The state's vast area is home to various vibrant cities, amusement parks, beaches and natural wonders that are popular among travelers from America and the rest of the world. Both Los Angeles and San Francisco are considered Gateway Cities, and are home to some of the most popular and recognizable tourist spots in the country. These include the Golden Gate Bridge, Disneyland, and Hollywood. Additionally, some of the national parks located in California are also significant tourist destinations. For example, Yosemite National Park in Northern California is well know for its tall mountains, valleys, and beautiful waterfalls.


Florida is also sometimes referred to as the Sunshine State, and is a major tourist attraction due to its various beaches and parks. For example, Amelia Island is home to Fernandina Beach, which has unique features and a charming shrimping village that attracts vast numbers of travelers to the region. Other notable sites in Florida include the Castillo de San Marcos, Walt Disney World, the Everglades, South Beach, and the famous Overseas Highway, which connects the Florida Keys to the mainland.


The state of Nevada gained fame when a 1859 gold discovery made it the largest gold producing state in the US. Las Vegas is one of the most entertaining cities in the state, and other popular tourist destinations include Lake Tahoe, the Hoover Dam, and the Valley of Fire State Park.


Texas is the second biggest state in the US by area and is sometimes referred to as the Lone Star state. The state is popularly known for the Alamo Mission in San Antonia, which is an important historic site. The state is also home to Space Center Houston, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, and Big Bend National Park.

New York

The state of New York is famous for many landmarks in New York City, including Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and especially the Statue of Liberty. These sites are very popular among tourists. Times Square is popular for its theaters, electronic billboards, and cinemas.

Travel to US States

The United States is a large country with a vast range of unique and diverse tourist destinations. Other states popular among tourists include Hawaii, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia. However, tourists can find interesting sites in all 50 US states.

The Most Visited States in the U.S.

Rank´╗┐Most Visitors
5New York
7South Carolina

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