New Yorrk takes the top spot for Lonely Planet with the anticipation of the National September 11 Memorial unveiling slated for 2011.

The <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA000098" title="Brooklyn Bridge" href="/topic/travel/commuting/brooklyn-bridge-PLTRA000098.topic">Brooklyn Bridge</a>, lower <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100804010000" title="Manhattan (New York City)" href="/topic/us/new-york/new-york-city/manhattan-%28new-york-city%29-PLGEO100100804010000.topic">Manhattan</a> and East River are seen in this view of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100804000000" title="New York City" href="/topic/us/new-york/new-york-city-PLGEO100100804000000.topic">New York City</a> skyline from the air in a helicopter above <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100800000000" title="New York" href="/topic/us/new-york-PLGEO100100800000000.topic">New York</a>.

( Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images / July 13, 2012 )

The Brooklyn Bridge, lower Manhattan and East River are seen in this view of the New York City skyline from the air in a helicopter above New York.

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