There’s no doubt families spend a lot of money over the summer to go on vacation and see all the sites this country, and the world, has to offer. But it turns out, they could probably be saving themselves some dough if they just checked out landmarks in their own area, something a lot of folks are apparently not doing.
A new survey finds that 25% of Americans have never visited iconic landmarks in their own city, while 55% say there is a local landmark they want to check out, but haven’t yet. And while some may travel all over the world to see iconic destinations, 23% of American say they haven’t seen one iconic landmark in the country.
So what iconic destinations are Americans missing out on? Well, the poll finds that only 28% of people have seen the Grand Canyon, and only 33% have been to Niagara Falls. What’s more, 70% have never been to the Empire State Building, while 78% have never seen the National Mall in Washington, DC.
But it’s not that they don’t want to go. Americans' Top Ten bucket list destinations include:
Yellowstone National Park
Statue of Liberty
Empire State Building
One World Trade Center
Golden Gate Bridge
New York Aquarium
Gettysburg National Military Park