Top 9 US tourist attractions that are actually worth it

 National Mall | Washington DC: The National Mall and Memorial Parks have almost 1,000 acres of must-see monuments, sites, and green space, meticulously maintained by the National Park Service. 

Niagara Falls | New York State: Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridalveil Falls on the New York-Canada border have the world's highest flow rate. 

The French Quarter | New Orleans, LA: The oldest part of New Orleans is very charming. Jazz, nightlife, and lots of food await on Bourbon Street. Take in the stunning architecture while riding a streetcar. 

Statue of Liberty | New York City, NY: Despite being French, the Statue of Liberty represents America and its principles. The free Staten Island Ferry lets you glimpse the 151-foot copper monument

Old Faithful | Yellowstone Park, WY: Old Faithful, a cone geyser in Yellowstone National Park, is no longer as predictable (it won't explode every 74 minutes), but it's still fascinating. 

The Strip | Las Vegas, NV: Our brain is saturated with the Strip's brilliant lights, larger-than-life acts, and casinos from innumerable movies. The Strip is a top location for entertainment and depravity

Smithsonian Museums | Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex. You can visit the National Air & Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American History, and others in the nation's capital.

The Grand Canyon | Arizona: Five to six million years ago, the Colorado River cut across the Arizona desert. Glacial erosion, meltwater runoff, and the ground progressively rising as the glaciers retreated created one of the most beautiful natural wonders on our tiny blue-green planet

J. Paul Getty Museum | Los Angeles, CA: The Getty draws tourists from throughout the nation and world to California. The $1 billion building, built by famous architect Richard Meier, has travertine and white-metal pavilions that emphasize its futuristic form.