When you think of the world’s most iconic landmarks images of the Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, or Taj Mahal may come to mind.
And NYC has a few landmarks of it’s own, of course, that people go out of their way to experience such as the Empire State Building, Central Park, and Statue of Liberty.
This leads to one question though–which of NYC’s landmarks are the most loved?
Travelbag took a look at the most loved and underrated landmarks around the world to give travel bugs their list of top spots that can’t be missed on a sightseeing trip, and not one but two of NYC’s iconic landmarks made the list–and they took the top two spots!
To create their list, Travelbag divided the total number of reviews for each landmark as of July 12, 2022 by the number of five-star reviews, converting them to a percentage.
And the results are in!
In news that may not come as a surprise, that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has taken the title as the most loved landmark in the U.S.
According to Travelbug’s research, 81% of the Met’s impressive 54,946 reviews award it a five-stars and, as the largest art museum in America, it’s definitely a destination you won’t want to miss out on.
The range of collections and exhibitions at the Met span thousands of years of art from all around the world, with exhibits covering everything from 15th-century fashion to 20th-century sculptures. With so much to discover, it’s best to allow a full day to soak up as much cultural history as you can.
Coming in at the number two spot is the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, which racked up 96,174 Tripadvisor reviews–75% of those consisting of five-star ratings.
Located at the World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial Museum tells the story of 9/11 and, each day, remembers the victims, the families, and survivors dealing with loss.
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City honours the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th- 2001. A touching tribute to a devastating disaster, this memorial and museum allows visitors to pay their respects to the victims, and learn more about their lives and stories.
Now, does this news surprise us? Absolutely not.
Plus, considering we’re home to two of the world’s most beautiful streets, at least one of our landmarks were bound to make the list. It’s no surprise residents in 52 of the 100 largest U.S. cities would rather live in NYC!
You can check out the rest of the rating here.