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Tourist Traps

11 Tourist Traps That Are Actually Worth Visiting

PureWow | Posted 08.01.2016 | Travel

You travel to see the world, not to wait in three-hour lines to make it to the top of an overpriced observatory deck. That said, certain proverbial ...

Traveling To the US? 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Toby Nwazor | Posted 03.24.2017 | Travel
Toby Nwazor

Planning your vacation or business trip to the USA is one o the smartest things that you can do. If you follow these tips there is no reason why I can't say "welcome to the US of A!" right now. Happy trip

Top 10 Tips for Capturing the Spirit of Prague

College Tourist | Posted 08.13.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

Proof that you can experience the true nature of a city by visiting it's tourist traps.

10 Tourist Traps You Absolutely Cannot Miss

Trippy | Posted 07.15.2016 | Travel

Just because a tourist attraction is popular doesn't mean it isn't absolutely fantastic. To find out which tourist traps should go on his shortlist, television host and advisor to travel website Andrew Zimmern asked the site's members which ones are worth the trip.

Tacky Tuscan Tourist Trap?

Rick Steves | Posted 05.21.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

San Gimignano comes off as a pretty greedy place during the day. (But at night, they've made their money, and the place becomes more romantic.)

The Weirdest Roadside Attraction in Every State

Thrillist | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel

There's nothing better than a great American cross-country road trip: soaking in the nation's majestic beauty, eating in tiny roadside diners, driving 150 miles out of the way to take a selfie in front of... a giant ball of string!

15 Of The Most Touristy Places On Earth

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel

For those of us who are travelers and not tourists, it's incredibly painful to show up at a destination, only to find it swarming with non-locals. Fan...

This Is The ONE Tourist Trap You're Missing Out On In Each U.S. State

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.09.2016 | Travel

It's a fine, blurred, and fuzzy little line that separates our nation's most-visited cultural sites from its trashy tourist traps. Of course, any ...

The World's 50 Most Visited Tourist Attractions

Posted 02.27.2014 | Travel

God bless all the tourists who run around the globe checking out all those famous spots that simply can't be missed. While the can't-be-missedness ...

6 'Tourist Traps' Worth a Visit

Travelzoo | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel

Some spots have earned their bad reputation by charging high fees for underwhelming, overcrowded attractions. But others have cemented their status as beloved attractions, either by reinventing themselves or staying exactly the way you remember them from your childhood.

Steer Clear of Tourist Traps

Amanda Saunders | Posted 08.18.2013 | Travel
Amanda Saunders

Summer is here, school is out, and if you're like a lot of families, that means a road trip or a short flight to the beach. But admit it; you've been sucked into those tourist traps before. St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum owner Pat Croce shares his tips for choosing a memorable retreat.

10 Of The World's Most Stressful Tourist Traps (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel

The Tower of London. Times Square. The Taj Mahal. Between crowds, queues and inflated admission costs, hitting the world's biggest "can't-miss" sights...

10 Scams Travelers Fall For

Cheapflights | Posted 04.21.2013 | Travel

These scams often play on the traveler's kind and trusting nature, desire to save on holiday purchases and lack of local knowledge.

PHOTOS: The Best Tourist Trap Alternatives

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.30.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Name recognition is the only thing you'll sacrifice if you swap out the usual tourist attractions for these lesser-known spots.

Is Thailand A Tourist Trap?

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel

BANGKOK, July 22 (Reuters) - Two Canadian sisters die mysteriously in their rented bungalow on an idyllic Thai island, believed poisoned. Less than ...

Skip These Foodie Tourist Traps

Fodor's | Carrie Seim | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel

It lures you in with the promise that it's the best spot in town. If you're visiting, you absolutely, positively, without a doubt must eat here. But t...

PHOTOS: 10 Alternative Tourist Activities

Cheapflights | Posted 01.02.2012 | Travel

These alternatives to some of the world's best tourist destinations offer must-sees and must-dos that will help you avoid long lines, high prices and masses of tourists.

Paul Needham

How Far To Wall Drug? South Dakota's Favorite 'Roadside Attraction' | Paul Needham | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

WALL, S.D. -- Open the Wikipedia page for "tourist trap" and the first image you'll see is a photo of one of the hundreds of billboards for Wall Drug....

Popular Hawaii Swimming Hole Is A Deadly Tourist Trap

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green

LIHUE, Hawaii (Associated Press) -- Travel guidebooks call Kipu Falls "a glorious little hidden place" and a "swimming hole extraordinaire." But the a...

Essential Tourist Traps, Part Seven: The Vatican

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eric Lurio

The Vatican's a must. It's an official country. And at 0.2 square miles, much of which is dedicated to one of the best museums in the world, it's doable -- now more than ever thanks to the internet.

Essential Tourist Traps, Part Six: The National Mall, Washington, DC

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eric Lurio

Take a look at the Lincoln memorial. When you are on the same level as the base of the statue, go right. There you will find a souvenir shop built right into the edifice. That's right, this makes it a tourist trap.

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.

Tourists Traps: You Win Some, You Lose Some

Sophia Dembling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sophia Dembling

I once sat in a restaurant by the pseudo Nile in Las Vegas' Luxor hotel, watching tour boats pass. The boats were filled with sightseers who paid good money to see me and my husband eating pastrami sandwiches.

Essential Tourist Traps, Part Three: Independence Hall

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eric Lurio

While Independence Hall and Congress Hall next door, which was where the first few Congresses under the constitution met, are well done museums, much of which surrounds it is not.