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Old 10-13-2015, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Every big city in America has tourist attractions to draw people in. Sometimes these attractions end up being traps, taking peoples money and leaving them disappointing in the end.

I'm from Seattle and I always tell people to avoid the Space Needle. You wait in line for 2 house pay almost $20 per person just to take an elevator up to get a mediocre view of the city from behind a chain link fence that was put up to stop people from jumping off because they are so depressed that they just wasted their money. There are much cheaper places to get much better views and without long lines.

What tourist attraction in your city should people avoid like the plague?
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:54 AM
 
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Hollywood. So overrated, tacky, dirty and crowded. Locals know it's not worth visiting and we cringe when our out-of-town friends want to "do Hollywood."
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Hollywood and Highland, aka the area where the Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theatre, celebrity handprints, Dolby Theater, etc. are. It's one big tourist trap with people in pitiful costumes, homeless folks, and weirdos in general. The shopping center is nice, however. I always find it amusing when I'm down there and a tourist tells me they're there to see a celebrity. Hollywood is the LAST place celebrities will be caught in.
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Quincy Market/ Faneuil Hall. It's not that it's a bad place. It isn't. Architecturally and aesthetically, it's actually pretty neat. It's just that it's morphed into a tourist trap. It's chalk full of overpriced chains (though there are a few decent food stalls that offer "locals discounts") and it's often pretty crowded. If you want to see Colonial Boston, Quincy Market/ Faneuil Hall isn't where to go. If the Freedom Trail is Boston's most important attraction (essentially a "living museum"), Quincy Market/ Faneuil Hall is the gift shop.

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