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    18 Popular Travel Spots In The USA That People Say You Should Avoid At All Costs

    Yeah, I'm just gonna stay home.

    The United States is one of the top-visited countries in the world. But are the popular tourist destinations that bring flocks of people — both internationally and domestically — worth the hype? Lets take a looksy at this Reddit thread started by u/EggsAndBeerKegs to find out! Here are 18 US tourist destinations people say you really shouldn't bother seeing:

    1. "Hollywood Boulevard. It's crowded and smells like pee."

    People interacting with a guy dressed as Freddy Kreuger on Hollywood Boulevard
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    2. "Plymouth Rock. It's just a a hole...with 1620 carved on it. At least you don't have to pay to see it."

    A woman looking at Plymouth Rock
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    3. "The Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, Florida. I had a drink out of it when I was 12. I’m 28 now. Stupid fountain doesn’t work. 0/5 stars."

    The Fountain of Youth in 1950
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    4. "The UFO museum in Roswell, New Mexico. Ya'll, that was the lamest bunch of shit I had ever seen. I could have looked up The X-Files posters online."

    People posing in front of fake aliens at the UFO museum in Roswell
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    5. "Clearwater, Florida. You can just drive an extra 10 minutes south of it and get the same quality beach, but with no people."

    Crowds of people on the beach
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    6. "Disney World — especially in the summer. It's overcrowded, too hot, and expensive."

    A crowd of people at Disney World
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    7. "Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you're on the South Carolina coast, go somewhere else, like Charleston. It's so much nicer."

    Guy raising an American flag on the beach
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    8. "Wall Drug in South Dakota. Driving from Wisconsin you see Wall Drug billboards for hundreds of miles. As a kid we stopped there and it seemed like a massive place full of candy and toys. As an adult I stopped there with my wife (so she could experience it) and it was way smaller than I remember, and full of crap you wouldn't want to buy."

    Wall Drug Store
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    9. "Mike's Pastry in Boston. If you want to wait in 5-mile line to eat a mediocre cannoli, go right ahead."

    A crowd in front of "Mike's pastry"
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    10. "The American side of Niagara Falls. The Canadian side is aight."

    America falls
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    11. "Las Vegas. I am by no means a prude, but that place is horrific."

    Las Vegas sign
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    12. "The gum wall in Seattle. Why would you want to take a picture in front of someone else’s chewed up gum?"

    A newlywed couple kissing in front of the gum wall
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    13. "Bourbon Street in New Orleans. It's filthy, smells like piss, there's shitty beer everywhere, and there's enough broken glass on the ground to warrant open container laws."

    A crowded Bourbon Street
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    14. "'The Haight-Ashbury.' Haight Street runs east to west, and Ashbury cuts across. There's nothing there. People must show up there and think 'WTF?'."

    The Haight Ashbury sign
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    15. "The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in NYC. I was shocked at the mob it gathers — I guess for a whole month it's like that."

    The crowd at rockefeller
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    16. "No offense to anyone, but Atlantic City is a shithole."

    Atlantic City
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    17. "Amish Country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I actually like the Lancaster area — that’s why I still live here. I just don’t like the tourist trap Amish stuff that most people come to see."

    Amish people on the road
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    18. And finally, "The NYE ball drop in Times Square. I know, shocking. Standing in one place for 12 hours in the freezing cold and pissing into a diaper so you can be there when several thousand other drunk idiots more or less remember how to count backward isn't fun?!"

    Confetti at New Years
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    What's an American tourist spot that you think is overrated? Tell us in the comments for a chance to be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!

    Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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