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The World's 50 Best Tourist Attractions

US News & World Report - Travel Logo By Kyle McCarthy of US News & World Report - Travel | Slide 1 of 51: The world’s top tourist attractions by the number of visitors have a lot in common: they are typically in urban centers (Union Station, Washington, D.C.), free of charge (Central Park, New York) and have broad cultural appeal (Buckingham Palace, London.) In contrast, this selection of the top 50 attractions honors local heritage and cultural landmarks at major destinations that have captured the world’s imagination – more than a train station or park – to inspire trips that explore farther afield.

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The world’s top tourist attractions by the number of visitors have a lot in common: they are typically in urban centers (Union Station, Washington, D.C.), free of charge (Central Park, New York) and have broad cultural appeal (Buckingham Palace, London.) In contrast, this selection of the top 50 attractions honors local heritage and cultural landmarks at major destinations that have captured the world’s imagination – more than a train station or park – to inspire trips that explore farther afield.
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