So...what is the latest data on visitors to the States? Check out International Visitation to the United States. The State of New York was "the most visited state by overseas travelers in 2015. It has been the most visited state for 15 consecutive years. Visitation to the state (10.39 million) increased by two percent." (I visited my sister in NYC last year, but didn't come from overseas.)
The fact filled report is a easy read and gives you a sense of popular destinations in the US.