A tourist destination is usually a place or location that heavily relies on the benefits of tourism as a major or secondary economy. A typical tourist destination can be very large, such as a major city. It can also be relatively small, such as a small quaint coastal village or resort. Regardless of size, a tourist destination will rely on tourism in some way or another to support itself. This economy should not be taken lightly; although most tourists come for the vacation, they are not there for the business of tourism alone.
One type of tourism that can create a strong and steady stream of tourists to a tourist destination is an attraction. An attraction can be anything, from an extraordinary view to providing something fun and exciting to do, to providing something to do while you are there. For many attractions, the draw of the destination becomes part of the attraction in and of itself. For other attractions, such as museums or art galleries, the tourist draw is usually just part of what draws visitors to the area.
One of the best ways to provide something interesting while you are in a tourist destination is to have an attraction, or several attractions, available to visitors. For example, Disney World draws visitors by having several attractions available, which allow people to spend time in the air as well as on the ground. Similarly, the New York State Thruway system draws visitors to areas with nearby attractions. The same philosophy holds true for most any other type of attraction or activity.