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MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA IN 2021

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CHICAGO
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 24972     12353     589     265
Food & EntertainmentLeisure ActivityBuildings & Architechture

Chicago, the city bordering Lake Michigan in northeastern Illinois, isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill metropolis. It’s home to many innovators and great thinkers, which is something you’ll see reflected in its local art and environment. 

While it’s the parks that Chicago is most famous for, it’s the skyscrapers that first draw your attention to this city. If you’re interested in modern architecture, you should definitely visit Chicago. Its slew of close-knitted skyscrapers will definitely impress you with its concrete jungle vibe. You’ll be surprised to learn that Chicago started the modern architecture movement with the first skyscraper in the world — the...

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Navy Pier, Chicago
Navy Pier
 348   245
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Millennium Park, Chicago
Millennium Park
 267   783
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Field Museum, Chicago
Field Museum
 260   112
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Grant Park, Chicago
Grant Park
 217   314
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Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
Shedd Aquarium
 250   80
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SEATTLE
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Food & EntertainmentLeisure ActivityBeaches & Waterfront

Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington. It is also one of the most popular ones, with a considerable influence on pop culture and a huge millennial fan base. Whether you know the city because of pictures of the Space Needle that you’ve seen online or because of its massive music scene, the fact remains: You need to visit the Emerald City at least once in your life. 

The Seattle cuisine is heavily influenced by seafood, which is why you have to try the salmon and shellfish while there. In addition, teriyaki, the tasty Japanese dish, enjoys a...

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Pike Place Market, Seattle
Pike Place Market
 452   318
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Space Needle, Seattle
Space Needle
 426   324
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Lake Washington, Seattle
Lake Washington
 250   99
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Lake Union, Seattle
Lake Union
 250   71
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Seattle Center, Seattle
Seattle Center
 219   60
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NEW YORK
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New York City, affectionately known as the Big Apple, is a bustling metropolis located at the intersection of the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean. It is famous for its place in pop culture history and being a tourist hotspot. When you think of New York City, an image of glittering billboards comes to mind, but that’s not all there is in this iconic city.

The first thing you’ll notice when you visit New York is its awesomely diverse culture. Some experts claim up to 800 different languages are spoken in this city, and 37% of its population comprises foreigners. With...

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Brooklyn Bridge, New York
Brooklyn Bridge
 279   380
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Bryant Park, New York
Bryant Park
 107   163
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One World Trade Center, New York
One World Trade Center
 178   64
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The High Line, New York
The High Line
 44   122
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Manhattan, New York
Manhattan
 449   1115
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TORONTO
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Toronto, the capital of Ontario in Canada, is a mishmash of different cultures and a must-see for art and history lovers. What you’ll love about this fun-filled city is that there’s something to see on every street corner. Whether it is a museum, a theater, a cafe, or a trendy restaurant, there’s no end to the experiences you can have in Toronto. Niagara Falls is the most breathtaking sight in all of Toronto and deserves all of its hype. Located between Ontario and the state of New York, this trio of waterfalls is a sight to see. Visible from boat...

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Scarborough, Toronto
Scarborough
 838   493
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Casa Loma, Toronto
Casa Loma
 165   102
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Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Royal Ontario Museum
 101   54
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Graffiti Alley, Toronto
Graffiti Alley
 80   95
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Chinatown, Toronto
Chinatown
 273   266
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LOS ANGELES
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Los Angeles, the charming metropolis in Southern California located at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, is a melting pot of different cultures and traditions. It is famous worldwide for its affiliation to old and new Hollywood, a wide variety of beaches, and a range of museums to attract history buffs from all over the world. 

There is an unbelievable number of things to do in Los Angeles. From observing historical oddities to partying away your nights in the glitzy nightlife of the City of Angels, you’ll never have a single dull moment here. In fact, you haven’t gotten an authentic...

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Koreatown, Los Angeles
Koreatown
 419   83
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Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles
Santa Monica Pier
 120   150
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Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles
Hollywood Sign
 250   92
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Newport Beach, Los Angeles
Newport Beach
 144   45
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Disneyland Resort, Los Angeles
Disneyland Resort
 89   48
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MIAMI
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Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the seat of Miami-Dade County, and the cultural, economic and financial center of Florida in the United States. The city covers an area of about 56 square miles between the Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east. Miami is the sixth most densely populated major city in the United States with an estimated 2019 population of 467,963, also making it the 42nd most populous city in the U.S., the second-largest city in Florida behind Jacksonville, and the largest in South Florida. The Miami metropolitan area is home to 6.1 million people, the second-most populous in the southeastern United States and the seventh-largest in the nation. Wikipedia
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South Beach, Miami
South Beach
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Ocean Drive, Miami
Ocean Drive
 224   171
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Miami Beach, Miami
Miami Beach
 1191   527
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Hialeah, Miami
Hialeah
 69   1
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Brickell, Miami
Brickell
 976   55
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SAN FRANCISCO
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Situated in Northern California along the West Coast of the United States, San Francisco is a must-see tourist destination for all the people visiting California. With its abundance of natural parks, museums, and historical sites, there is no shortage of things to do in San Francisco. It is a melting pot of different art forms, ethnic groups, and cultures, made evident by the shops and stores that you’ll see gracing Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, and Chinatown.

Most people know San Francisco as the city of the Golden Gate Bridge. The iconic orange bridge suspended over the blue waters of the San...

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge
 279   714
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Union Square, San Francisco
Union Square
 174   212
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Coit Tower, San Francisco
Coit Tower
 26   191
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Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco
Cartoon Art Museum
 9   201
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Exploratorium, San Francisco
Exploratorium
 44   25
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LAS VEGAS
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Las Vegas, the desert city in Nevada, is known for all its entertainment avenues. Everyone has seen its neon-laced buildings in heist movies and wondered about the magic behind Sin City. 

The magic of Las Vegas is not accurately communicated in pictures in movies. In reality, this city is a buzz of activity that will take you on a whirlwind of adventure and fun that you’ll remember forever. 

The most iconic thing about Vegas is the Strip, which is famous for the string of high-end resorts, casinos, and shopping malls that line its sides. If you want an authentic feel of Las...

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Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas
Las Vegas Strip
 989   842
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High Roller, Las Vegas
High Roller
 137   81
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Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas
Fremont Street Experience
 101   269
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Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Las Vegas
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
 25   46
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Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas
Seven Magic Mountains
 51   41
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BOSTON
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The city of Boston must be on top of your bucket list if you're a history buff. The classic architecture featured at every nook and cranny combined with an abundance of historical sites makes Boston a must-visit city. The 2.5 mile Freedom Trail connects some of the most significant locations the city has to offer. From the Park Street Church, Paul Revere House, Granary Burying Ground, Bunker Hill Monument, Kings Chapel, and Faneuil Hall, Boston is teeming with historical sites that will leave you amazed. 

When talking about seafood, there is no way one can fail to mention Boston. Offering a...

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Harvard Square, Boston
Harvard Square
 89   91
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Granary Burying Ground, Boston
Granary Burying Ground
 58   23
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Boston Children's Museum, Boston
Boston Children's Museum
 41   26
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Back Bay, Boston
Back Bay
 250   41
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Old State House, Boston
Old State House
 59   17
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SAN DIEGO
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San Diego south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,423,851 as of July 1, 2019, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. The city is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy, and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Wikipedia
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Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
Gaslamp Quarter
 50   187
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Point Loma, San Diego
Point Loma
 117   99
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Pacific Beach, San Diego
Pacific Beach
 216   409
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Mission Bay, San Diego
Mission Bay
 65   118
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La Jolla, San Diego
La Jolla
 279   320
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