Travel Outlets Name Memorial, Museum a Top U.S. Destination

Visitors sit on benches and walk around the 9/11 Memorial plaza on a sunny day. In the foreground a woman sits under a tree reading a pamphlet.
The memorial has been named a top travel destination in the United States. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

Several news and travel outlets have recently identified the memorial and museum as a top destination in the United States.

The New York Times lists Lower Manhattan in its "52 Places to Go in 2015," stating that the "southern tip of Manhattan is becoming one of New York City's most vibrant neighborhoods." Specifically, the article reads that the memorial will soon be surrounded by "an appealing array of dining, shopping and lodging establishments." 

Byways Magazine featured both the memorial and One World Trade Center as examples of 2015 top travel destinations, describing the memorial as “one of New York’s most visited and revered sites.” The magazine reads, “The construction is part of an effort to memorialize and rebuild following the destruction of the original World Trade Center complex” destroyed in the 9/11 attacks in 2001. See pages 17-19.

On Jan. 1, Yahoo! Travel placed the 9/11 Memorial on a list of the top 15 “virtual tours of amazing places.” You can take a virtual tour of the memorial on our website.

In its January 2015 issue, Courier Magazine named the memorial and museum a “silver winner” in the “favorite museum for groups” category. The magazine reads, “The Museum displays artifacts associated with the events of Sept. 11 and presents stories of loss, compassion, reckoning and recovery.” See page 30.

In December 2014, MSN named New York City in its photo gallery titled “The Most Photographed Places in the U.S.,” describing the 9/11 Memorial as being among the city’s “architectural marvels.”

By Jordan Friedman, 9/11 Memorial Research and Digital Projects Associate

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