Tripadvisor just released their list of the World's Best Tourist Attractions and finally one of these websites got it right. They named the Empire State Building the #1 tourist attraction on Earth.

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Why do I say "finally?" It's simple, these people who do these lists either overcomplicate this or intentionally go out of their way to ignore the fact that New York is the greatest city in the world. Yes, the city has seen better days but there is no denying the majesty of New York and anytime someone tries I see right through it.

Here is the breakdown of the Top 5 Tourist attractions according to Trip Advisor:

5. Stetson Mansion - DeLand, Florida

4. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park - Key Largo, Florida

3. Central Park - New York, New York

2. Iolani Palace - Honolulu, Hawaii

1. Empire State Building - NYC

Trip Advisor went on to say this about the Empire State Building:

"The Empire State Building is arguably the most iconic building in New York City. Visitors can expect two observation decks, with sweeping skyline views. Other than a classic photo-op, you can learn about the building's history through informative displays and videos, then have a meal at one of the seven on-site restaurants."

All of this begs the question, what would be considered Connecticut's #1 tourist attraction? Since I'm a wise ass my first instinct was to do this in a way that diminished the Nutmeg State attractions but the more I think about it the more I want to play nice. So, here are some options I've gathered from "THE WEB."

  • Candlewood Lake - Danbury, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman
  • Mystic Aquarium - Mystic
  • Mystic Seaport - Mystic
  • Gillette Castle - East Haddam
  • Yale University - New Haven
  • Black Rock Fort and Nathan Hale Fort - New Haven
  • Mark Twain House - Hartford
  • Lake Compunce - Bristol
  • Foxwoods - Ledyard
  • Mohegan Sun - Uncasville
  • Maritime Aquarium - Norwalk

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