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Old 05-28-2021, 12:02 AM
 
Location: 2 blocks from bay in L.I, NY
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Yosemite is capacity controlled this summer, which is a big reason why I jumped on hotel reservations for there when I had the chance.

No big tour buses at the Grand Canyon yesterday, which was very nice. It was a decent crowd but nothing like you’ll get later in the summer.
You were at the Grand Canyon yesterday? Nice! I was there last July 2020. Because of Covid pandemic, it was not crowded at all. I went on a guided tour early in the morning. More people came in the afternoon but it was nothing crazy. I can't imagine going in the height of summer when it's extremely hot and has crowds.

I agree with the posters who've said Times Square. Heck yes, Times Square gets so packed with tourists that it can definitely become a claustrophobic inducing experience. When I still lived in NTC, I could also relate to walking fast and having a tourist abruptly stop in front of me on the sidewalk. Numerous times I barely averted mowing them down when that happened. I literally had to stop on a dime.
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Old 05-28-2021, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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You were at the Grand Canyon yesterday? Nice! I was there last July 2020. Because of Covid pandemic, it was not crowded at all. I went on a guided tour early in the morning. More people came in the afternoon but it was nothing crazy. I can't imagine going in the height of summer when it's extremely hot and has crowds.
We did a northern Arizona trip to celebrate getting covid vaccines and getting on with life. Wanted a location that had good outdoor weather in May so we’d be in and out before the Memorial Day weekend kicked off what will likely be a very very busy summer domestic travel season and it worked out well.

Based out of Sedona and it was moderately crowded but IMO not bad compared to the throngs at my local beach towns.
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Old 05-28-2021, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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Old 05-28-2021, 04:29 PM
 
Location: I'll be gone 'til the 4th of July!
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Are you not elaborating cuz what happens in Vegas stays... oh, never mind. I'll see myself out.
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Old 05-29-2021, 02:02 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I agree with the OP on the Smithsonian, but then the Statue of Liberty was ver close, and since I was in there on a really hot summer day, it seemed worse.
The SOL was crowded on a hot day when I was there, too. The funny part is that I grew up 30 miles away in NJ and then worked in the city for 11 years, where I could SEE the damn thing from the office, but I only actually ever went there for the first time in my life when I was 31 and someone from Wisconsin was visiting NJ and wanted to go. It was just awful, as I recall. Hot and too many people.
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Old 05-29-2021, 02:05 PM
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You were at the Grand Canyon yesterday? Nice! I was there last July 2020. Because of Covid pandemic, it was not crowded at all. I went on a guided tour early in the morning. More people came in the afternoon but it was nothing crazy. I can't imagine going in the height of summer when it's extremely hot and has crowds.

I agree with the posters who've said Times Square. Heck yes, Times Square gets so packed with tourists that it can definitely become a claustrophobic inducing experience. When I still lived in NTC, I could also relate to walking fast and having a tourist abruptly stop in front of me on the sidewalk. Numerous times I barely averted mowing them down when that happened. I literally had to stop on a dime.
I don't get the surprise or complaints about Times Square. An overcrowded place is the defining feature of Times Square and the very reason why New Yorkers avoid it.

Wasn't experiencing a jam-packed tourist trap the REASON you went there in the first place? Why else would anyone go?
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Old 05-29-2021, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Queens, New York
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I don't get the surprise or complaints about Times Square. An overcrowded place is the defining feature of Times Square and the very reason why New Yorkers avoid it.

Wasn't experiencing a jam-packed tourist trap the REASON you went there in the first place? Why else would anyone go?
I avoid it most of the time, but there are theaters in the area and sometimes I had to go through the area to get to them. It's rare, but it's always a bad experience.
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Old 05-29-2021, 03:14 PM
 
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I always thought it was darling rather than dear, but you may be right.
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Old 05-29-2021, 03:36 PM
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I avoid it most of the time, but there are theaters in the area and sometimes I had to go through the area to get to them. It's rare, but it's always a bad experience.
Yes, I've had to walk through it to get to other places, and it isn't fun, but I am talking about people who purposely went there as tourists. They decided to go to a place whose main feature and reason for existence is that crowds of tourists go there. There is no other reason I can think of that anyone would go to Times Square except to want to be in a crowded place and see a lot of people in the same place at the same time. That is its purpose. What else is there?

It's not like the other places listed, like the Louvre or the Sistine Chapel, where there is something to see other than a lot of people.
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Old 05-29-2021, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Yellowstone National Park in September. Busses with every nationality everywhere, at all the major sites. And some of the foreign visitors are rude about hogging the views for personal pics.
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