The most visited US city is not New York

May 2018

Orlando beat New York

Orlando beat everyone, with 72 million visitors in 2017. 10 million more than second-placed New York City. Here’s the top 10.

Amusement parks are what made the difference: Orlando, FL, welcomed 72 million tourists in 2017 (including 6 million from abroad) – 5% more than 2016, and 10 million more than New York City.
Disneyworld, the amusement park for families that occupies an area of 120 square kilometers with its 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, 20 resorts and 60,000 employees, is one of the main reasons why.

New York City came in second, with about 10 million tourists less, but more international visitors: 13 millions, including 532,000 Italians.

Here is the top 10 most visited cities in the USA:
1. Orlando – Florida
2. New York City – New York
3. Chicago – Illinois
4. Anaheim (home of Disneyland) – California
5. Miami – Florida
6. Las Vegas – Nevada
7. Atlanta – Georgia
8. Houston – Texas
9. Philadelphia – Pennsylvania
10. San Diego – California