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Top 10 U.S. Cities Visited by Overseas Travelers

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Number1:New York City
W 34th St & Broadway
New York, NY 10001, US
This is the most visited destination in the U.S. by overseas travelers. There are five boroughs; Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. It is also known as "The Big Apple." In 2000, there were 5.7 million visitors from outside the U.S.
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Number 2:Los Angeles
Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, US
This is the second most visited city by people outside of the U.S. The original name of the city was "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles" or "The village of Our Lady the Queen of Angels." The city now covers over 1,000 sq. miles in dozens of interconnected communities. In 2000, the number of tourists from outside the U.S. was 3.5 million.
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Number 3:Orlando
Orlando, FL
This is the third most visited city by tourists outside of the United States. This city is best known as the home of Disney World, also the center of the largest concentration of family entertainment attractions in the world. The climate in Orlando is semi-tropical. The number of outside tourists to Orlando in 2000 was just over 3.0 million.
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Number 4:Miami
Miami, FL
This is the fourth most visited city by outside tourists to the United States. Miami is located on the Atlantic Coast of Florida at the southern tip. Most tourists prefer to visit during October through April. Spanish is spoke almost everywhere in the city. In 2000, the number of outside tourists reached just under 3.0 million people.
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Number 5: San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
This is the fifth most visted US city by tourists outside of the United States. San Francisco was founded in 1776 when father Junipero Serra constructed the mission San Dolores to Christianize the local native Indian population. Ever since the gold rush, it has remained the center of commerce, entertainment, culture and tourism for Northern California. In the year 2000, there were 2.8 million people who visited this city from outside of the United States.
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Number 6: Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
This is the sixth most visited US city visited by tourists from outside of the United States. It is known as the largest adult playground in the world. It has fourteen of the fifteen largest hotels in the USA and over 130,000 rooms available to visitors. In the year 2000, 2.26 million people from outside of the United States visited this city.
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Number 7: Honolulu
Honolulu, HI
This is the seventh most visited city in the United States by foreign tourists. The Hawaiin island is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,400 miles southwest of California. Some of its features include volcanoes, lava flows, tropical rain forests, gorgeous beaches, sugar cane fileds, pineapple plantations and other historic sites. In the year 2000, there were about 2.23 million visitors to Honolulu.
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Number 8: Washington D.C.
Washington, DC
This is the eighth most visited city in the United States by people outside of the U.S. It is a district created by the Congress of the United States in 1790 as a place to meet and transact their affairs in government. It was originally a 10 mile square of land, strattling the Patonic River between Virginia and Maryland. In 2000, there were 1.5 million foreign tourists who visited this city.
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Number 9: Chicago
Chicago, IL
This is the ninth most visited city in the United States. It is usually considered the third great metropolis in the U.S. along with NY and LA. It is situated on the western shore of Lake Michigan. In the year 2000, there were 1.4 million visitors from outside the United States.
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Number 10:Boston
Boston, MA
This is the tenth most visited city in the United States by foreign tourists. Boston is one of the oldest cities and first settled in 1630. Boston is a city of neighborhoods, colleges and wonderful walking trails, designed to help visitors learn about its historic past. There were 1.3 million tourists in the year 2000.