10 of the Most Fun States to Visit in the U.S. According to Americans


Home to iconic sites like Mount Rainier (14,410 feet tall) and Olympic National Park (nearly one million acres). Seattle, with over 700,000 residents, offers vibrant culture, including the famous Pike Place Market attracting over 10 million visitors annually.


Chicago, with a population of nearly 2.7 million, boasts world-class architecture including the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) and renowned museums like the Art Institute of Chicago (over 1.5 million annual visitors).


Los Angeles, the second-most populous city in the U.S., offers Hollywood glamour and entertainment, with over 50 million visitors annually to attractions like Hollywood Boulevard and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. San Francisco, with a population of nearly 900,000

North Carolina

The Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the larger Appalachian Mountain range, offer over 2,000 miles of hiking trails and scenic vistas. Asheville, known for its artsy vibe and craft beer scene, attracts over 11 million visitors annually.


Miami, with a population of over 470,000, is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and cultural diversity, attracting over 15 million overnight visitors annually. Orlando, known as the "Theme Park Capital of the World," hosts over 75 million visitors annually to attractions


New Orleans, with a population of over 390,000, is famous for its music scene, including jazz and blues, attracting over 18 million visitors annually. The city's French Quarter, covering over 70 city blocks, features iconic architecture and vibrant nightlife.


Austin, the capital city, known for its live music scene, hosts over 20 million visitors annually to events like the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Houston, with a population of over 2.3 million, features over 20 museums and cultural institutions

New York

New York City, the most populous city in the U.S., offers over 28,000 acres of parkland, including iconic Central Park (over 42 million annual visitors). The city's Broadway theaters attract over 14 million attendees annually.


Nashville, known as Music City, hosts over 16 million visitors annually to attractions like the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium. Memphis, with a population of over 650,000, is famous for Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley, attracting over 600,000 visitors annually.


Denver, the capital city, known as the Mile High City, offers over 200 parks within city limits, attracting over 31 million visitors annually. Boulder, known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, including over 300 miles of hiking trails, attracts over 6 million visitors annually.