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Old 12-28-2009, 01:38 PM
Location: Kearny, NJ
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Don't really understand all of the hatred for Myrtle Beach. I love it down there and it's pretty inexpensive compared to prices on Jersey Shore, Ocean City, MD, and Va. Beach. To each is own I guess
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:23 PM
Location: Everett, WA
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Anyplace that is listed as "World Famous" on a billboard if you've never heard of it before you saw the billboard is usually a good indication that it's a tacky tourist trap
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:40 PM
Location: WI
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Originally Posted by danielj72 View Post
I have not seen Mackinaw city Michigan on this list yet, but it belongs there.
For sure! I haven't been to South of the Border, but I guess I won't be wasting my time there. I also think that the Black Hills in SD are becoming way too touristy. It's a shame because the scenery is pretty.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:18 PM
Location: RVA
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People who can't appreciate tacky kitschy-ness for what it is, on its own terms, have sticks up their asses.
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:05 PM
Location: Michigan
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I copied a post I wrote about Kissimmee, FL that seems apropo-

I lived in South Orlando for 1 summer - Kissimmee is right next door- I described it as Las Vegas without the casinos. Mile after mile of gyp-joint T-shirt stands ( 5 for $10 ), crummy buffets, souviner shops, half-assed amusement parks ( to feed off the Disney overflow ), flea markets, and third world retail- lots of of empty stores in 2009. Also Kissimmee is like Puerto Rico North - the Publix ( a well known FL grocery ) is called "Publix Sabor" - some nod to Latinos - many many places where they don't speak "the English". Weather- hot, steamy and unrelenting. Swampland all around. Enjoy!
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:26 AM
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Atlantic City (or "Philly-by-the Sea"...)

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Old 02-14-2011, 12:48 AM
Location: Sacramento CA
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St Armands Circle - Sarasota FL

Bradenton FL in general.

I dislike these places and although I never been to Savannah, I heard that was pretty bad too.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:15 AM
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Atlantic City actually looks kind of neat in those pix.

Of the places the worst I've ever seen (for just utter tackiness...not just tacky, but a certain shabby, run-down tacky) was probably the Panama City beaches.

Then comes Pigeon Forge, Tenn. not run-down, just so over-the-top. A suburban strip of tourist stuff and outlet malls. Gatlinburg is a comparative relief compared to Pigeon Forge.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:32 AM
Location: Orange County, CA
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Any man made theme park, not just in the US, but around the world, your choice. Start with any place that has the word Disney in its name, and then work your way downward from there.
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:38 AM
Location: The City
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Originally Posted by kyle19125 View Post
Atlantic City (or "Philly-by-the Sea"...)

Aww come on, gotta love Lucy the Elephant

On all these places love em or hate em, people continue to flock to them

on Disney, for better or worse they do an exceptional job, and with Kids it is truly one place that mostly creates magic and fond memories

on AC - definately some seedy parts but it is getting better - in all honesty give me Cape May or Stone Harbor any day and I can head into AC to enjoy

Some better picks of AC, granted some cherry picking here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikkornova/5290087235/ (broken link)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gow_matthew/2725281261/ (broken link)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/localrager609/3344916883/ (broken link)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hansderegt/3279186179/ (broken link)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenmaciejewski/2720074759/ (broken link)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/officialsteveangello/5123198408/ (broken link)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wlazaro/3984145652/ (broken link)

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