6. New York City
From Times Square to Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York almost has too many icons to count. But, as any local will tell you, one of New York’s greatest pleasures is simply strolling its streets, coming upon one-of-a-kind shops, aromatic food carts, and impromptu performances. It’s this serendipity that keeps the city abuzz and keeps travelers coming back for more.