10 Alternative Tourist Activities (PHOTOS)

11/02/2011 07:59 am ET | Updated Jan 02, 2012

"Been there, done that -- and could've done without." It's one of the worst feelings to have on vacation, particularly after waiting for hours in line at a top tourist attraction. Unimpressed by the Mona Lisa's surprisingly small dimensions after dodging crowds for an entire morning at the Louvre? Uninspired by Sydney's Darling Harbour, overrun by tourists and overpriced shops? Unmoved by a town along the Italian Riviera solely because of its inflated prices?

Having lived and vacationed around the world, our staff of travel experts is here to help, weighing in on must-sees and must-dos that will help you avoid long lines, high prices and masses of tourists.

Alternative Tourist Activities

-- Lauren Sullivan