Even if you aren't a big traveler and you live outside of the USA, there's a good chance that you've thought about what it would be like to sit back and take in a trip to the United States of America.

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It's one of those destinations that seems so far away to travelers, but in reality, air travel is becoming more and more accessible as the years go on. Today, we're going to take a look at the 10 most popular states, in our mind, that a lot of travelers look to as their priority destinations when heading over to America.

10 New York

Start spreading the news. New York City is obviously the place within the state that holds the most appeal to travelers, which isn’t exactly going to come as much of a surprise. Beyond that, though, there’s a lot to enjoy in NY.

From top to bottom it is littered with quaint towns, fascinating national parks and a whole lot of history. Plus, even if you just want to go and check out NYC and nothing else, you can still make the drive into the city yourself to see the skyline in all its glory.

9 California

San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego. Those three cities alone should be enough to convince you to take the trip over to the west coast, but even with that, we haven’t even been able to scratch the surface of what Cali is known and loved for.

If you love a good vineyard, then this is the place for you. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, then you’re in the right place. If you love fantastic road trips with some magnificent sights and towns to see, then, well, you know the rest.

8 Texas

Purely from the perspective of stereotypes, it’s kind of impossible not to be intrigued by the great state of Texas. They say that everything is bigger there and while that may be an exaggeration in some regards, trust us, this place is seriously massive in more ways than one.

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From the food to the accents to some of the best cities in the country like Austin and San Antonio, there’s so much to love about it here. Oh, and the people are actually incredibly friendly and welcoming, too.

7 Hawaii

It really shouldn’t be all too difficult to understand and appreciate why Hawaii is, by far, one of the best and most beloved tourist spots in all of the United States. While it may be located a little further away than most states, we’d argue that just makes it all the more special.

There’s just such a chilled out atmosphere over there, from the stunning beaches to the amazing weather and beyond. The locals are incredibly relaxed and laid back, and if you’re looking for an escape from everyday life, there is nowhere better.

6 Louisiana

First off: Louisiana’s collection of national parks need to be explored and appreciated because they showcase a completely different side of the state.

When you think of Louisiana, you probably think of two things – great food and New Orleans. It’s the party hub of the entire country which is what makes it so appealing to travelers, and on top of that, there are also a lot of fun activities to get up to outside of having the time of your life on Bourbon Street. It’s colorful, and that’s putting it mildly.

5 Nevada

If you’re a big fan of traveling through the desert then you’re going to absolutely love Nevada, because it's so wide, open and wild. Sometimes, you just need to escape the noise and chaos of your day-to-day schedule.

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Of course, much like Louisiana, there’s one place that heightens the intrigue in Nevada more so than any other: Las Vegas. Sin City's reputation precedes it.

4 Arizona

Phoenix is a really great and underrated city, to the point where we’d argue that it is up there with the best of them in the general landscape of the United States. In terms of tourist attractions, however, they don’t come much better than Sedona and the Grand Canyon.

Sedona represents the peak of the desert lifestyle, but of course, one of the major headlines for any trip to that part of the world is always going to be the Grand Canyon. It’s just special, and you won’t get that unless you visit it for yourself.

3 Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh is a really cool city and the suburbs of Pennsylvania are much prettier than anyone gives them credit for, but from a general point of view, it’s difficult to focus on anything else aside from Philadelphia.

From the food to the Rocky Steps to the Liberty Bell, there’s just so much culture there. It’s a hotbed for foodies and sports lovers alike, which makes for quite the crossover in visitors. Plus, it’s located not too far away from New York City, meaning that a lot of people often try to kill two birds with one stone.

2 Illinois

Chicago, stand up. It’s always going to be one of the central tourist destinations in the country, and that isn’t just because of the amazing pizza and the sea of great sports franchises.

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Chicago’s beating heart seems to represent every single corner of the nation in one way or another, and that kind of diversity is what we need. Chicago is wonderful, and that’s the bottom line.

1 Florida

Miami is just fun and there’s no way of getting around that. From the sports cars to Miami Beach to the nightclubs, that city has produced a lot of cool guys and girls over the years.

Of course, on the opposite end of the spectrum, you’ve got places like Tampa and Orlando which appeal to all different kinds of travelers. From solo visitors to entire families, there’s something for everyone in these cities that makes them oh-so-profitable all year round. As you can imagine, the weather certainly helps too.

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