Ranking the country’s most popular destinations
1. Times Square, New York City
This Manhattan crossroads of commerce retains the top spot on our list, thanks to increased visitation to the Big Apple in 2008 despite the economic turndown. According to the Times Square Alliance, “80% of visitors to NYC make it a point to visit Times Square.” Total NYC visit last year was 47 million, giving us an estimate of 37.6 million travelers through the “Crossroads of the World.” And of course Harlem is a close #2.
Sources: Forbes Traveler estimate based on figures from The Times Square Alliance and NYC & Company