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Disappointed Travelers Are Revealing The Worst Tourist Traps They've Visited, And I'm Surprised At Several

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There's nothing worse than planning a trip and getting sucked into what you think is terrible tourist trap. So redditor u/EggsAndBeerKegs asked, "What's the most overrated tourist destination?" People had some strong opinions. Here are some of the responses.

1. Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Crowded Bourbon Street in New Orleans for Mardi Gras

2. Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

A sign for Hollywood Boulevard

3. Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts

"It's just a a hole...with '1620' carved on it. But at least you don't have to pay to see it." —u/Kevlar5427

"It's a small stone in the bottom of a well surrounded by cigarette butts and empty beer cans." —u/Fantalones

4. The Leaning Tower of Pisa

A hand pretending to hold the Leaning Tower of Pisa

5. The Sears Tower, Chicago

"If you're a tourist in the city, take an architecture boat tour instead. Or just have a drink at the Signature Room in the Hancock and enjoy the view from there." —u/-eDgAR-

6. Downtown Dubai

A cityscape of Dubai from an infinity pool

7. Manneken Pis, Brussels

"It's a tiny little statue in the corner of a building surrounded by too many tourists trying to take silly photos with it." —u/deleted

8. The Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik

People in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

9. The Seattle Gum Wall

"Honestly, why would you want to take a picture in front of someone else’s chewed-up gum?" —u/dumbassXD

10. Phuket, Thailand

11. Cancún, Mexico

"Sure, it's pretty, but doesn't represent the beauty of Mexico. Go to Mérida — the food is better, and the nature is great." —u/Lockshala

"There are so many cooler, hipper, better places to visit around Cancún and the  Yucatan. Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Valladolid, and Mérida are much better if you're considering a trip." —u/samuraibutter

12. Times Square, New York

A crowded intersection in Times Square, NYC

13. The American side of Niagara Falls

"You're better off going to the Canadian side." u/jgoldblum88

14. "The Mona Lisa" at the Louvre Museum, Paris

People gathering at the Louvre Museum in front of the Mona Lisa

15. Las Vegas

"I am by no means a prude person, but that place is horrific." —u/nocliper101

16. Bondi Beach, Sydney

A busy Bondi beach in Sydney, Australia

17. Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

"The famous museum there is overpriced, boring, and outdated. It's a pure tourist trap. Go to the checkpoint, take a quick picture, leave, and read up on the history later on the internet." —u/ivanoski-007

18. Jemaa el-Fnaa (Market Square), Marrakesh

The main market square in Marrakesh

19. The London Eye

"You're placed into a crowded capsule with 20 other people (think: screaming children, the guy shoving everyone around to take the perfect photo). And it's expensive, especially for travelers on a budget." —u/MaethorVorn

20. Stonehenge

Crowds arriving to visit Stonehenge

21. The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

"In one of the most magnificent cities in the world, that little statue surely is not worth wasting any time over." —u/Ninegun

22. The Waikiki Strip, Honolulu

Crowded Waikiki Beach in Oahu

23. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

"It's so full of people that you can hardly move without stepping on someone's feet. And it's impossible to get photos without a million other tourists in them." 


24. The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center

The Christmas tree lit up at Rockefeller Center

25. The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

"Just an old building with a bunch of tourist traps built to suck money out of your wallet." —u/tgotch

26. Oktoberfest, Munich

A crowded tent at Oktoberfest in Munich

27. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

"If you're on the Carolina coast, go somewhere else like Charleston. It's so much nicer." —u/brokendowndryer

28. Goa, India

A beach with boats and people in Goa, India

29. Venice, Italy

"Taking a gondola ride through the canals was cool, and the city itself is pretty, but Venice gets old quickly." u/GMen2613

30. Caminito, Buenos Aires

Colorful buildings of Caminito in Buenos Aires

Have you visited a place — a site, attraction, town, or city — that you found seriously overrated? Tell us in the comments below!

Note: Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.