Rideshare service Uber took a year-end look at some of its most requested destinations throughgout the world, revealing some surprising facts. For tourists using Uber, the Empire State Building stands as tall as it ever did: The Big Apple icon beat out the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Disneyland as the most requested endpoint on the planet (the Freedom Tower came in at second place). In the state of New York, the most requested destination overall wasn’t a tall tower but a bustling mall in Elmhurst, Queens, according to the New York Post.
The New York spot that got the most Uber action is the Queens Center Mall. According to the Post, the company said the 198 stores and restaurants in the busy shopping center comprised the destination most users took cars to in 2019, not counting transit hubs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art was number two on the list, followed by another mall, Kings Plaza in Mill Basin, Brooklyn.
The most popular day to hop in an Uber this year? According to the company, the peak ride day in the US was the Saturday of St. Patrick’s Day weekend, followed by the two nights people celebrated Halloween.
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