Historic York street The Shambles placed second behind the Tate Modern in London in the survey commissioned by Uber.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield - which has been allowed to remain partially open as an outdoor venue - and Sheffield Botanical Gardens, a public park, were both also included in the top 40 alongside indoor children's museum Eureka in Halifax.
Over 2,000 British adults responded to the YouGov poll, which also asked them which historic sites they planned to visit - with York Minster coming out in the top three.
A total of 74 per cent of people who took part said they intend to explore the UK’s towns, cities and sites of natural beauty this year, and 44 per cent claimed not being able to travel due to Covid 19 restrictions made them feel ‘trapped’.
The lockdown trend for exploring the outdoors appeared to have influenced many of their choices, with over half planning to visit the countryside on their staycations.
Restaurants owned by famous chefs also proved popular destinations.
Around 36 per cent are prioritising Covid safety when it comes to their mode of transport.
The top 40 attractions that UK adults intend to visit once all restrictions are lifted:
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
British Museum, London
National Gallery, London
Tate Modern, London
Tate Britain, London
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour, Watford
Alton Towers, Staffordshire
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Greenwich Royal Observatory, London
Thorpe Park, Staines
Royal Museums, Greenwich
Penny Lane, Liverpool
Cadbury World, Birmingham
Buckingham Palace, London
Shakespeare’s Globe, London
Houses of Parliament
Chessington World of Adventures
Calton Hill, Edinburgh
Angel of the North, Gateshead
Fortnum and Mason, London
Botanical Gardens, Sheffield
Madame Tussauds, London
Sea Life Centre, Birmingham
Peppa Pig World, Hampshire
John Rylands Library, Manchester