WASHINGTON — Tourists comes to D.C. for the museums and monuments, but a TripAdvisor list of the Top 10 Landmarks in the U.S. includes only one of Washington’s iconic landmarks.
The Lincoln Memorial ranks No. 2 on the list, behind the Golden Gate Bridge.
TripAdvisor said it bases the list on an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks gathered over a 12-month period.
The list also includes the top-rated tours that go along with each landmark. For the Lincoln Memorial, it is the Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour.
TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Landmarks the U.S.:
- Golden Gate Bridge, Top Tour: Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour
- Lincoln Memorial, Top Tour: Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour
- Alcatraz Island, Top Tour: Alcatraz Tour, plus Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Day Trip
- Grand Central Terminal, Tour: Grand Central Indoor Food Tour
- Statue of Liberty, Top Tour: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided Tour
- USS Arizona Memorial, Top Tour: Arizona Memorial Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl Sightseeing Tour
- Empire State Building, Top Tour: Empire State Building Tickets — Observatory and Optional Skip Line Tickets
- Rockefeller Center, Top Tour: Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Top Tour: NYC Highlights Small-Group Tour
- Biltmore Estate, (No top-rated tour recommended.)