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What are the most visited vacation destinations?

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The most visited vacation destinations are Las Vegas, New York City and Washington DC, according to the Huffington Post. In addition, Niagara Falls and Disney World attract significant visitors each year.

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Las Vegas attracts more than 39 million visitors each year, as of February 2014, according to the Huffington Post. The busiest season in Las Vegas is the American holiday season. Bright fountains and grand hotels attract tourists to this desert area.

The peak tourist season in New York City's Times Square runs from January to March and June to August each year. The area includes bright lights and a wealth of entertainment options including comedy and theater. New York City's Central Park also attracts millions of visitors each year. Its summer attractions include concerts, while winter attracts ice skaters to the park.

Washington DC attracts travelers to its centrally-located Union Station. Most popular in the spring and fall, the station is a commuter hub for train travelers as well as an architectural attraction. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History is another popular tourist attraction in Washington DC.

At Niagara Falls, the Maid of the Mist tourist service offers tourists close-up views of the falls. Summer is the peak season at this location, and tourists can get close enough to the falls to feel mist. The location attracts more than 22 million visitors annually.

Disney World in the state of Florida attracts more than 17 million visitors each year, with the busy season in the spring and on American holidays. The park features various regions and attractions including theme rides. Disneyland in California is not far behind with more than 15 million visitors each year and famed attractions such as Splash Mountain.

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