NEW YORK CITY
Times Square
(212) 869-1890, www.timessquarenyc.org
Visitors annually: 40 million
Times Square (which is actually shaped like a bow tie) is famous for its head-turning neon and LED signs known as spectaculars. Securing one of these much-looked-at slots of advertising real estate can cost up to $350,000 a month, but the price of constructing the ads can reach far into the millions.

ORLANDO
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
(407) 939-6244, disneyworld.disney.go.com
Visitors annually: 16.6 million
The most visited theme park in the world, the Magic Kingdom boasts 37 attractions, including the Haunted Mansion, where if you're paying close attention, you can read humorous inscriptions on the tombstones.

SAN FRANCISCO
Fisherman's Wharf
www.fishermanswharf.org
Visitors annually: 13.9 million
Seafood, especially Dungeness crab, is the star of the show here, but there's much more to Fisherman's Wharf. Get your shop on at places like Ghirardelli Square and the Cannery, watch hundreds of sea lions play as you look out from Pier 39, and see the stars stand still at the 100,000-squarefoot Wax Museum.