People Debate The Most Overrated Tourist Destinations

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Many will argue that Time Square is the most overrated tourist spot in New York City, but I have to disagree.


Sure it's dirty and crowded, but at least there's stuff to do. Having lived and worked in New York, I would say the most overrated tourist spot is Grand Central Terminal. The ceiling is pretty, but it's really just a building filled with angry people rushing to get somewhere.

Redditor u/EggsAndBeerKegs asked, "What's the most overrated tourist destination?" and people gave their opinions on the most overrated tourist spots they've been to.

20. Sounds like a movie

"Wigan, North of England. You get told it's like this magical place where you'll find success and love and never get poorly ever again. It's actually just a little English town with lots of gruff people eating pies."

MuzzleCrumpet

19. You can do the same stuff back home

"amsterdam. Its a pretty cool place and pretty liberal about everything ( of course the sex and drugs are a bonus) but its not like u cant get the same thing back in your home country."

khaste

18. Unsanitary

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"The Gum Wall in Seattle
It's just a gross alleyway with spit and gum and gum wrappers everywhere. I dont see the appeal"

koko19x

17. It's never empty like in pictures

"The great Wall of China. It's so crowded and there's so many people trying to rip you off or scam you."

hodgi333

16. It's not too exciting 

"The Alamo. You'll be underwhelmed."

Skamandrios

15. It's just giant rocks

"Stonehenge. Cool how they made it back then and all, but just a pair of dusty old rocks..."

BulletCatcher88

14. Too much tourism...

"The Bahamas, Nassau specifically. I went there on a cruise in October. The best way to sum it up is a dirty Disneyworld. There's people everywhere, it's dirty and not that interesting tbh."

lSpamL2

13. I don't like French food that much

"Paris, no doubt. The city is dirty af, people are mostly rude, food isn't as great as other European countries."

lvlz_gg

12. Spoiler alert: There's no monster

"Loch Ness in Scotland, it's pretty s*** tbh, I lived in Scotland for seven years and I've been there a few times. It's just really boring, other than a quick boat ride, it's also pricey and everywhere seems to be shut when I go"

otakuxwaffle

11. I skipped it when I went to Chicago

"Willis Tower in Chicago. It's 23 bucks to look down."

toothpastenachos

10. Pee and crowds

"Hollywood boulevard. It's crowded, full of homeless people, and kind of smells like pee."

ladies-pmme-nudespls

9. At least it's free

"Plymouth Rock.
It's just a rock. In a hole. with 1620 carved on it. At least you don't have to pay to see it."

Kevlar5427

8. This is disappointing to hear

"The alien museum in Roswell NM.

Once a year growing up me and my family on our way to Ruidoso we would drive through Roswell. Every year I would beg my mom to stop and take us. She never did.
Well finally when she had grandkids they convinced her to stop so they could see the aliens. I was 23 at the time and was absolutely stoked.

Ya'll that was the lamest bunch of s**** I had ever seen. I could have looked up X-File posters online."

bekahboo1989

7. Give it some time to kick in

"The Fountain of Youth in St Augustine, FL. Had a drink out of it when I was 12. I'm 28 now. Stupid fountain doesn't work. 0/5 stars"

jullieschmulie12

6. Thanks for the tip

"Clearwater, FL. You can just drive an extra 10 minutes south of it and get the same quality beach but with no people."

drink_water_guy

5. I rather go to Universal Studios anyway

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" PLATFORM 9 3/4 . IT'S A WALL. YOU PAY MONEY TO QUEUE IN FOR AN HOUR . THEN YOU GO TO THE GIFT SHOP.

- sincerely a kx commuter"

lochnessbro

4. It's no Ariel's Grotto

"The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen."

marinersfan23

"Came here to say this. In one of the most magnificent cities in the world, that little statue surely is not worth wasting any time going to see."

Ninegun

3. September is a good time too

"Disney world in the summer. It's over crowded, too hot, and expensive. Way better in January."

thegregoryjackson

2. I agree...

"Myrtle Beach, SC

If you're on the SC coast, go somewhere else, like Charleston. It's so much nicer."

brokendowndryer

1. This is all I hear about the Mona Lisa

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"The Mona Lisa in Paris. Its relatively small and its hard to really see anything."

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