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Broadway, Disney Springs, more top U.S. attractions

TripAdvisor, a travel planning and booking site, recently released its list of the top 25 attractions in the United States. Notable attractions include Newbury Street in Boston, Pier 39 in San Francisco, Jackson Square in New Orleans and more.

One World Observatory; New York

Head to New York City's Financial District to
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Head to New York City's Financial District to experience views beyond Manhattan. A trip to the 102nd floor of the tallest building in the western hemisphere offers breathtaking views of Central Park, Ellis Island and the neighboring areas of New Jersey, Brooklyn and more. From the 100th floor, travelers can maximize their experience -- for an additional fee -- with the One World Explorer app. With a provided iPad, travelers are able to see which geographic locations surround them while sharing interesting facts about the city's history.

The Magnificent Mile; Chicago

Downtown Chicago's Magnificent Mile attracts visitors for all
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Downtown Chicago's Magnificent Mile attracts visitors for all the right reasons: great shopping, delicious dining and plenty of entertainment. One way tourists can explore the Windy City is by taking the Chicago Lakefront Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour.

Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook; Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Heading to Tennessee? Make sure to visit Gatlinburg,
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Heading to Tennessee? Make sure to visit Gatlinburg, where travelers can get a free (and nice) view at the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, including peeks of downtown Gatlinburg and the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains.

The Pearl District; Portland, Oregon

This trendy area of the city offers chic
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This trendy area of the city offers chic boutiques and high-end galleries as well as plenty of acclaimed cafes and eateries. Visitors can explore the area on their own or with a group -- such as the Portland Brewery Bike Tour, where bikes and brews go hand in hand.

Mount Bonnell; Austin, Texas

Nature lovers will marvel at the panoramic views
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Nature lovers will marvel at the panoramic views surrounding them on this hiking trail in Austin, Texas. Escape about 800 feet above the hustle and bustle of the city where admission to the park is free, and take in all the serenity while at the top of Mount Bonnell.

Newbury Street; Boston

Located in Boston's Back Bay, Newbury Street is
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Located in Boston's Back Bay, Newbury Street is a mile-long stretch of upscale shopping, trendy boutiques and outdoor eateries. Visitors are encouraged to take the guided Boston Duck tour for views of the city's must-see attractions.

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster; Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, the longest alpine
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The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, the longest alpine coaster in the United States, allows riders to cruise at their desired speed. Take it slow, or speed things up -- either way, this unique attraction, which stretches for a mile, offers incredible views.

The Grand Ole Opry; Nashville

Ninety-year-old country-music venue The Grand Ole Opry offers
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Ninety-year-old country-music venue The Grand Ole Opry offers live weekly shows and the chance to take a backstage, behind-the-scenes tour of the arena where Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts and Little Big Town, among other country stars, have performed.

Watkins Glen State Park; Watkins Glen, New York

Located in upstate New York's Finger Lakes region,
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Located in upstate New York's Finger Lakes region, Watkins Glen State Park, known for its racetrack, is a serene escape boasting 19 waterfalls, more than 800 stone steps and superb hiking trails.

Jackson Square; New Orleans

Jackson Square, in New Orleans' historic French Quarter,
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Jackson Square, in New Orleans' historic French Quarter, boasts many things to do. Stroll through the square and catch one of the many street performances and indulge in delicious food while taking in sights of the iconic St. Louis Cathedral. For visitors in search of a guided tour, scope out the area with the New Orleans French Quarter Segway Tour.

La Jolla Shores; La Jolla, California

California's family-friendly La Jolla Shores features white sand
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California's family-friendly La Jolla Shores features white sand and glowing waters. Relax on the beach, take a dip in the ocean, participate in a variety of water sports or sign up for a surf lesson with the popular San Diego Surf Lessons.

360 Chicago Observation Deck; Chicago

The 94th floor of the John Hancock Center,
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The 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, where visitors can find the 360 Chicago Observation Deck, offers unmatched views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. At $20 a ticket, the observation deck is a great way to experience panoramic views of the city.

Venice Canals Walkway; Los Angeles

Escape the bustle of nearby Venice Beach by
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Escape the bustle of nearby Venice Beach by visiting Venice Canal's serene residential walkway. Add some adventure while taking in the gorgeous sights with the Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach.

Union Station; Denver

The recently restored Union Station in Denver has
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The recently restored Union Station in Denver has been a transportation hub for lower downtown Denver for more than 100 years. Step inside for a day of shopping and dining. And, visitors who've shopped till they dropped can opt to stay at the train station's luxury hotel. For outdoor exploring, take the Best of Denver Private City Walking Tour.

Pier 39; San Francisco

San Francisco's bayside pier, Pier 39, offers a
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San Francisco's bayside pier, Pier 39, offers a variety of entertainment and activities. From shopping and dining to taking in sights of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, there is something for everyone at this waterfront hot spot. And with a Pier 39 Attraction Pass, visitors can check out all the area has to offer, as well as join the San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour.

Disney Springs; Orlando

Formerly known as Downtown Disney, Disney Springs' shopping,
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Formerly known as Downtown Disney, Disney Springs' shopping, dining and entertainment hub at the famous Walt Disney World Resort has been rebranded for an unforgettable experience. The Landing, Marketplace, West Side and Town Center "neighborhoods" are being renovated, too, but don't let that deter you from visiting. For a unique aerial view, travelers are encouraged to hop aboard the Orlando Helicopter Tour.

Broadway; New York

There's more to Broadway, New York's theater district,
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There's more to Broadway, New York's theater district, than what meets the eye -- from performances to fine dining, shopping, sightseeing and more. Venture to nearby Times Square for the ultimate NYC tourist attractions. For visitors who want to learn more about the area, inquire about the NYC Walking Tour: Broadway History and Culture.

The Grotto: National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother; Portland, Oregon

Escape the exhilaration of the city and head
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Escape the exhilaration of the city and head to Portland, Oregon's National Sanctuary or Our Sorrowful Mother, The Grotto, where travelers can take in the sights and scents of the botanical garden and enjoy some time for personal quiet reflection.

The Gondola at Heavenly; South Lake Tahoe, California

Hop into a glass-windowed gondola and glide over
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Hop into a glass-windowed gondola and glide over the summit of Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort while enjoying views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevadas.

Central Park; New York

Central Park stretches over 840 acres and provides
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Central Park stretches over 840 acres and provides quite the relaxing spot in a city that's otherwise known for being loud and busy. Take a walk, rent a paddleboat, check out the zoo or opt for something different, like the Central Park TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour where you'll learn about filming locations of popular movies and shows in the park.

Washington Park; Portland, Oregon

Close to downtown Portland, Oregon, Washington Park is
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Close to downtown Portland, Oregon, Washington Park is one of several outlets for those who want to distance themselves from the excitement of the nearby city. For just $6.40, visitors can park their car all day while exploring the park's hiking trails, lush gardens, playground and much more.

Statue of Liberty; New York

For more than 130 years, Lady Liberty has
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For more than 130 years, Lady Liberty has stood tall as a symbol of freedom while providing stunning city views from Liberty Island. Take the ferry over to nearby Ellis Island to learn more about its history, and go inside the building that welcomed millions of immigrants between 1892 and 1954. Tours, such as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour, are also available.

Fenway Park; Boston

The iconic Fenway Park is America's oldest baseball
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The iconic Fenway Park is America's oldest baseball stadium and home to the Boston Red Sox. Catch a game or see all the ins and outs of the park with a $25 guided tour, during which you will also learn about the fabled Green Monster.

Bryant Park; New York

Manhattan's 42nd Street is home to tons of
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Manhattan's 42nd Street is home to tons of sights, events and activities, including the 10-acre Bryant Park. Right off the streets of Midtown are a garden, skating rink, holiday shops, historic sculptures, dining and more. But no matter what time of year you choose to go, Bryant Park offers seasonal fun for people of all ages.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood; Burbank, California

Imagine being on set for your favorite movie
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Imagine being on set for your favorite movie or TV show. At Warner Bros. Hollywood studios in Burbank, Calif., you can do just that -- walk right onto the set of the most iconic shows and films. The studio also offers a Warner Bros. Hollywood Studio Tour and Movie Stars' Homes Tour for an additional fee.

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