Everybody loves a good vacation, after all, you’ve spent time and money planning your getaway. There are definitely some places that are better trip destinations than others, and we’re here to help you figure out those places and save you the headache of a bad vacation. Keep reading to see what getaway destinations you should absolutely avoid going to.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Here is something that you probably did not know about the Hollywood Walk of Fame. An accepted nominee only gets a star after shelling out $30,000! We do not know about you, but we do not think it is all that great of an honor if you have to pay that much money for it. On top of that, the sidewalk is always full of tourists on the lookout for celebs. Trust us, none of them will be there!
There might be tons of history attached to this rock, but it is still nothing more than a rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts. If you are looking to get your dose of history, you are much better off going to the living history museum at Plimoth Plantation instead!
Islands will never fail to sound exotic. However, this one near Los Angeles is only surrounded by cold water. There is no real beach here. All you can do is ride a golf cart, play golf, or go to a casino.
Do you plan to go to Key West, Florida to enjoy a touristy train ride like this one? You might want to rethink your plans. We would recommend having a luxury upscale experience at a resort in Islamorada instead. On top of that, you might get the chance to share your taxi ride with an iguana!
Las Vegas is what you get when you want a city that is all glitz but no glamour. Do you like noise, lights, and activity? Honestly, we do not think it makes for a great vacation. You’ll just get tired and spend all your money here.
It is hard to beat Disney World when you want to enjoy themed rides. However, do you really want to spend all of your money to just stand in line and wait for your turn? Yeah, we did not think you would either. The queue will take up your entire day, trust us.
We are sorry to be the ones to break it to you, but there are no fences, walls, or curtains between these states. This is not all, however. Wait until you hear that you are actually standing about 1800 feet away from the true intersection of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.
Ah, here we have the huge stone carving of presidents Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. It might be on every Keystone, South Dakota itinerary, but is it worth it? Trust us, it is a lot more impressive in your head than in real life.
The Rocky Statue
If this statue was actually right at the top of the 72 famous Philadelphia stairs, we would probably feel much better about going up to it with the “Gonna Fly Now” song going through our heads!
Mall of America
There are more than 50 restaurants and 500 stores in this shopping mall in Bloomington, Minnesota. It has also been accused of creating fake social media profiles to spy on activists of the Black Lives Matter movement. Besides, why bother going here on your vacation when you can simply shop online in this day and age?
Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
It might claim that it has been open ever since 1742, but the Boston market does not have a lot of historic things to offer. The area is full of bars, souvenirs, food sellers, and tourists! Locals try their best to avoid it. The good news is that there are lots of other attractions in Boston.
Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood
We would not deny that there is an uncanny resemblance between the wax figures and the celebrity models. However, the statues can be truly creepy and eerie. Do you know what would be better than this? Take a TMZ tour bus and look around for the celebrities in the flesh instead!
Rock And Roll Hall of Fame
Like all the other halls of fame in the world, this place aims to give you an overview of the past with a nod to the present. The hall comes with music that some might not call rock ‘n’ roll.
Sixth Street is known to be the capital of live music. It is found in Austin, which happens to be the 11th most populated US City. While it is wide and huge, the entertainment district is tiny and littered with binge-drinking college kids. This is not the place would personally go when we are looking for relaxation.
Ask any New Yorker what they think of Times Square and you will almost certainly get a negative response! Times Square is a place that is filled with annoying tourists. The street is full of shops that specifically caters to tourists. If you decide that you still want to go here, it will be good to keep in mind that the shops here jack up the prices big time.
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is huge, and you can spot it all the way from Battery Park. Trust us, it is not worth wasting an entire afternoon in NYC to wait and pay money just so you can see it up close and personal!
Aside from the story, the bell is nothing more than an overpriced and overrated tourist attraction in Philadelphia. It is not a great idea to come all the way here because you will likely be disappointed.
The Space Needle
If you want to get a good view of the city, just head on to Kerry Park. Trust us, you are much better off doing that instead of paying for a ticket and waiting a long time in line just to see it from that high.
The famous New Orleans street is full of tourists looking for booze, jazz, and adult entertainment. Once you are done walking down it, you will probably feel like taking a long shower. If you want a historic music joint, you would not find it anywhere in Bourbon Street. A lot of establishments there are touristy clubs and piano bars that cater to the binge-drinking youth. The open containers are unique, but you will soon realize why it is not needed anywhere else. Cups and bottles go in the gutters, while the street looks like it is always wet even on days when it has not rained.
The Washington Monument
Do not bother to pay for the ticket unless you want to recreate the famous Forrest Gump scene or learn more about the first president of the United States. The 70-second-elevator ride simply isn’t worth it.
The 1.8-mile road might have been authentic at one point, but times have changed. In this day and age, it is nothing more than a way for tourists to get drunk and spend their hard-earned money.
The Painted Ladies (The Sherbet Houses)
There are no tours that will take you inside The Painted Ladies, so the only thing you can do is to look at them. If that is all you wanted, you can just watch the Full House intro because they still look exactly like that.
We are not here to dismiss just how important the Battle of the Alamo is. However, the landmark is truly forgettable. At this point, this city has gotten so overrun that it is now only a collection of stone buildings across a Jimmy John’s.
Everglades National Park
Do you think we are joking when we say that this is just a large swamp? Fair enough, you might see some animals and bond with all the mosquitos there. That is if the heat of the Florida sun doesn’t get to you first.
The true problem with the tourist trap in the photo is already in its name. It is really underground, which means that the police find it hard to keep both the shop owners and patrons safe.
We promise you that the Mona Lisa is a lot more impressive on the computer screen than in person. The painting is smaller than you probably think, so you will need to get through the crowds to get so much as a peek. The Louvre houses this painting and many other important pieces of art. However, you will have to consider the fact that you will be sharing this with thousands of other people. Are you willing to risk all of that?
Every Cruise Ever
When you go on vacation and go to tourist spots, there is a good chance that you will have to deal with the crowds one way or another. Knowing this, why would you willingly trap yourself on a boat with so many strangers? We have no idea. If we were in this position, we would feel like a grouchy sardine!
We do not know if you believe in the existence of Nessie, but you can best believe that Loch Ness will be a bit disappointing. The views are great, but the country boasts of many other amazing views anyway. When you consider the fact that it is a long drive away from the city, you might be better off going elsewhere.
The Blarney Stone
As the old legend goes, you will get the “gift of gab” if you kiss the Blarney Stone! This is something that many people have tried in the past, so we do not recommend doing the same thing. You don’t want giardia, do you?
Stonehenge is not a total fail. We will admit that there is something delightfully creepy and holy about the ancient pile of stones. However, visitors often build it up in their heads and expect towering, imposing stone pillars. The truth is that the tallest is only 30 feet high! It looks even smaller when you see the big crowd surrounding it. Other tourists will almost definitely be there as well.
Are you taking a carefree spring break trip? If you do not give a darn about sexually transmitted diseases and your liver, this place is going to be a wonderland. However, most people will think Cancun is overpriced, overcrowded, and overrun by youngsters.
The Pyramids of Giza are very famous, so a lot of people dream to go and see them in person. Fair enough, these things are timeless artifacts and incredible human achievements. However, you should prepare yourself for the huge crowds in there. Aside from that, the sphinx seems more like a lazy house pet than a ferocious mythological creature in person.
Cloud Gate (The Chicago Bean)
Do you like odd public art? If this is the case, feel free to go and visit the Chicago Bean once you land at O’Hare. If you do not really care much for it, a Google search image should suffice. After that, look for something else to do in the Windy City.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
We will admit that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is indeed mildly interesting. However, the experience is ruined by all the tourists who want to recreate the dumb pose we have seen so many times in the past. You know what we are talking about – the hold-it-up-with-your-hands shot. What will make the trip worth it is photobombing all the people doing this. If that is not to your liking, you should probably just spend your time and explore the rest of the city instead.
The Eiffel Tower
Savvy tourists will tell you just how beautiful the Eiffel Tower is… from a distance. It is not really worth going the effort to go up and see Paris from the observation deck. You would not really get great views from there. If you are expecting to see a towering architectural structure, you are in bad luck. It is shorter than other skyscrapers out there.