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Top Ten Tourist Traps

How NOT to Be a Tourist in Key West

Karl Wilder | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
Karl Wilder

In Key West we see them in droves on Duval Street. They tend to proclaim the deliciousness of the frozen Asian Shrimp they had at the tourist trap. They go from bar to bar some 'with live music,' drunk and bloated they plod back to their hotels to start it all over again.

Essential Tourist Traps, Part Five: Jazz National Park, New Orleans

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eric Lurio

In 1987, Congress declared jazz "a rare and valuable national American treasure to which we should devote our attention, support, and resources." Harmless enough, but how exactly does that turn into a misbegotten National Park?

Essential Tourist Traps, Part Four: Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco (PHOTOS)

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eric Lurio

Fisherman's Wharf is a real wharf with real fisherman. Go ahead, have an expensive bowl of chowder or crab cakes. It's part of the experience.

PHOTOS: 10 Tips For Surviving Tourist Traps Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Even the savviest, most sophisticated travelers can find themselves with a soft spot for an out-and-out tourist trap. The experts at ShermansTravel ar...