March 7, 2014 - 2:01 pm
The Las Vegas Strip is the most visited tourist attraction in the world, beating New York City’s Times Square and Paris’ Eiffel Tower.
That’s according to a list of the world’s 50 most visited tourist attractions by Love Home Swap, an online home and rental swap service. But then again, we have bright neon flashing lights and an Eiffel Tower in Vegas too.
In 2011, Travel and Leisure magazine listed the Strip as the No. 4 most visited tourist attraction in the world and noted that it has an annual 29,467,000 visitors.
Three years later, the Strip has an annual 39,668,221 visitors, according to the Love Home Swap list.
In 2013, Trip Advisor listed the Bellagio Fountains as the No. 1 traveler attraction on its list of Top 10 U.S. Landmarks, earning it a Travelers’ Choice Attraction Award.
Nevada’s Lake Mead also made the Love Home Swap list of most visited tourist attractions in the world at No. 43. According to Love Home Swap, Lake Mead gets an annual 6,285,439 annual visitors. Lake Mead was not included in Travel and Leisure’s list of tourist attractions three years prior.
Tourist attractions in the United States made up the top nine most visited tourist attractions in the world on the Love Home Swap list with Times Square, Central Park, Union Station (Washington, D.C.), Niagara Falls, Grand Central Terminal (NYC), Faneuil Hall MarketPlace (Boston), Disneyworld’s Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park.
U.S. tourist attractions made up 28 of the 50.