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Old 06-05-2008, 02:23 AM
 
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I add my vote to the much-overlooked beauty of southern Utah. Driving Route 12, Capitol Reef, the Zion/Bryce/National Staircase parks (with Best Friends Animal Society at Kanab), then up to Moab/Canyonlands/Arches, oh, and southeast, Valley of the Gods, one B&B on some 300,000+ acres, magnificent sights everywhere, and very few people. If you hike, mountain bike, volunteer at Best Friends, ride horses or motorcycles, or just plain drive through- it's like nothing you've ever seen, especially to these East Coast eyes.
Overrrated? Maybe Taos, New Mexico, at least in the summer. Great out of town, though.
Having lived near major East Coast cities most of my life, I'm pretty uninterested in cities. Don't know that any are overrated, but the charms of them seem to be about the same.
Anywhere hot and humid is overrated no matter what it offers.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:50 PM
 
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Overrated is Gatlinburg area, that place sucks, there is nothing there and my idea of a "good time" is not shopping as many people seem to think. That was probably the worst place I ever visited.

Also south Florida is overrated, but not always, I find the off season to be nice. Miami clubs suck pretty much, they need to know what entertainment is.

Vegas can add to the list along with Hollywood.

International overrated is the Mona Lisa, the louver is outstanding museum, but I saw 10,000 pieces of art that were way better then the mona lisa. Also on the international list are the great Pyrmids, they were boring and not very impressive except for the Sphinx. The smaller pyrmids in Memphis and the Valley of the Kings in Luxor were a lot better.

Underrated would be the SD area, paticularly 1880 town which I found to be one of the best places I have ever visited, of course I am an old west fan. Also southern Utah does not get much attention but the scenery is great, I could spend weeks out there.

There are many places in Florida off the beaten path that are underrated.

Plus I would add upstate NY, spent a week in a cabin there in the winter, wonderful experience and very nice scenery one would not think of when NY is mentioned.
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