One Of America’s Most Iconic Attractions Is Taking Steps To Prevent Overcrowding

While tourism remains a booming economic force in many parts of the United States, its implications aren’t wholly positive. As tourists continually flock to historic sites and carefully preserved attractions, these destinations face threats of damage and overcrowding. This downside to tourism has reared its ugly head at one of America’s most beloved spots, sparking a recent shift in protocol and a marked effort to reduce the negative effects of so-called “overtourism.”

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

To read more about the recent changes to tour policies at the Statue of Liberty, click here. What are your thoughts on the issue of overcrowding at America’s most famous places? Should tourism be limited or more heavily regulated to help maintain these destinations? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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