America's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions
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No. 1 Times Square, New York City
Annual Visitors: 41,900,000
Neon signs, megastores, street performers, and historic theaters lure tourists to this five-block intersection that has become increasingly family-friendly. The addition of pedestrian-only areas with café tables, for instance, has made it more appealing to hang out here. At the small museum within the visitors’ center, the 2007 New Year’s Eve Centennial Ball drops four times an hour. Write a wish on a piece of confetti, and it—and two tons of other pieces of confetti—will flutter down on Times Square at midnight New Year’s Eve.
Source: Times Square