2. United States

Settling into a distant second place position on the list of most visited countries is the United States. Interestingly, while it attracts 16 million fewer visitors per year than France, it easily leads the way in tourism spending, at 126 billion USD. Long haul tourists from Europe and Asia come to see America’s vast landscapes and famous cities. The Grand Canyon, New York, San Francisco, and Yellowstone National Park are perennial favorites.