Tourist traps:

Places selling to people as a must-watch or go, and then you go there, and isn't as near as impressive as people told you.

I will name the most obvious ones:
-Statue of liberty
-White house
-Lincoln's statue
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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    juliet's balcony

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp
      There is no greater tourist trap in the world.
      There was no Juliet.
      There was no Juliet's house.
      There was no balcony on the house. It's a glued sarcophagus.
      And best of all, there even was no fricking balcony in the balcony scene.

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mount rushmore. Total dump with a huge parking garage right in front of it.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      And it's fricking tiny. Barely anyone realizes that. Makes the whole thing that much less impressive. Crazy horse or whatever it's called will probably be cooler.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Black Hills are underrated but yeah Rushmore and the town around it sucks. Crazy Horse is cooler.

      >Blue lagoon, Iceland
      No Icelanders, just fat boomers from cruise ships and Instagrammers waiting for flights. Fantastically expensive. Go to the hot tubs in municipal pools instead - dirt cheap and actual locals will be there.

      >Guinness brewery, Ireland
      I do hone brewing and this is a lame brewery exhibit. You don’t really use 100% roasted barley, do you, Diageo? Gift shop is legit the best part if you like Guinness enough to want branded items. Another crap Dublin attraction is the Book of Kells

      >Louvre, Paris
      Some of the world’s greatest art, completely ignored by the literal scrum of philistine normies crowding round the Mona Lisa complaining about how small it is. Humanity is a waste.

      > Mannekin Pis, Brussels
      Tiny statue of a pissing child that somehow has become Belgium’s entire identity. Go for a beer instead

      > Tim Horton’s, Canada
      Was looking forward to this after I save levels of hype. Coffee is crap and food is worse. WTF Canada

      >Guinness Brewery
      >Book of Kells
      Agree. So many tourist traps in Dublin. Also, the Cliffs of Moher and Killarney are overrated.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      America really ruined a mountain kek

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Consider the scale here.

        The thing is small. Shame they left the rubble in front of it though.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Consider the scale here
          What a naive defense. Imagine ruining a beautiful painting but saying it's not bad because you can still see some of the painting underneath

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            If I were to put a single splotch on a canvas that would be applicable. Would you have preferred it be ground into a quarry?

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Rio de Janeiro, the whole city is a tourist trap in every meaning of the word

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Blue lagoon, Iceland
    No Icelanders, just fat boomers from cruise ships and Instagrammers waiting for flights. Fantastically expensive. Go to the hot tubs in municipal pools instead - dirt cheap and actual locals will be there.

    >Guinness brewery, Ireland
    I do hone brewing and this is a lame brewery exhibit. You don’t really use 100% roasted barley, do you, Diageo? Gift shop is legit the best part if you like Guinness enough to want branded items. Another crap Dublin attraction is the Book of Kells

    >Louvre, Paris
    Some of the world’s greatest art, completely ignored by the literal scrum of philistine normies crowding round the Mona Lisa complaining about how small it is. Humanity is a waste.

    > Mannekin Pis, Brussels
    Tiny statue of a pissing child that somehow has become Belgium’s entire identity. Go for a beer instead

    > Tim Horton’s, Canada
    Was looking forward to this after I save levels of hype. Coffee is crap and food is worse. WTF Canada

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      I agree for the Mannekin Pis, it's straight up ridiculous. However, the Louvre IS impressive, just because some tourists just want to see the Mona Lisa doesn't mean you can't enjoy the museum for yourself. The small statue of a pissing child in the corner of a random street however...

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Tim Horton’s, Canada
      >Was looking forward to this after I save levels of hype. Coffee is crap and food is worse. WTF Canada
      over a decade ago it got sold to some brazilian holding company or something they will shave cost on suppliers - mcdonalds canada bought the rights to tim horton's old coffee supplier as mcd's wanted to build its name in the morning coffee game as they had a trash reputation 20 years ago for that, now that market people like them.
      i would have said something about being run by temporary foreign workers, but in the past it was run by surly teens and divorcees i dont think it was the difference maker in taste of food.

      also maybe its just me getting older but i think the general appeal of that style of restaurant is a bygone era

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Other small shit statues
      > Little Mermaid, Copenhagen
      Very small and very crowded with excitable Disney loving hordes of women. Statue itself is well executed but it’s really not worth a visit, unless you are passing by for some reason, where I’d take the 2min detour to look at it and go “huh”

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      The catacombes of Paris. All the waiting and shit line management for a near straight line through 2/3 stone and 1/3 skulls. That and it's a tall person's nightmare. At least there's stuff to read.

      Half of D*blin's attractions are tourist traps.

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Colosseum is mediocre and easily overshadowed by the Roman Forum.

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >La Rambla, Barcelona

    As someone who lives in Barcelona but originally visited as a tourist, the city is full of gems. Some of the best restaurants in the world. Quaint neighbourhoods. Historic sights. Awesome bars.

    La Rambla is the most central street in the city and is recommended on all of the tourist guides but doesn’t contain any of those things. The restaurants are literal scams, cheap microwaved food made by pakis who charge a 100% markup on everything. You can walk 15 minutes in any direction and find genuinely good quality restaurants which will often be cheaper. The shops are all overpriced and sell tat. There’s just nothing of note there worth seeing. It’s also the biggest hotspot for theft in the city.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      You can say the same about the main pedestrian street in any city popular with tourists.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh boy, I remember going there in june 2017, it could have been mine going 2 months later and rip

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Melbourne.

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I thought the Statue of Liberty was pretty cool, especially ellis island if you include that

  9. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >DUDE THEY'RE TRAPS BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT UP TO MY STANDARDS
    obnoxious thread

  10. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Lincolns statue
    I don't see how this could be a tourist trap since if you don't like it, you can just go to all of the other monuments and museums around the National Mall. Plus it costs nothing and requires virtually zero time commitment.

  11. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Grand Canyon and Yellowstone

  12. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Big street crossing in Japan, whatever it’s called. It’s just a bar and mall chain shop district

  13. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Santa Claus village in Finland, Rovaniemi is great

  14. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    The most recently I've been was to see the king penguin in Chilean Tierra del Fuego
    >At Punta Arenas
    >Take a packed microbus and stay there for 4h, taking the ferry
    >See a dozen of king penguins from fricking binoculars
    >Another 4h at the microbus for returning
    I should have made the Magellanic penguin trip instead
    I also cannot forget this ultimate tourist trap for coomers.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I also cannot forget this ultimate tourist trap for coomers.
      What did you expect?
      > t. born near Hamburg/Reeperbahn and guided business friends through the AMS scam

      >I should have made the Magellanic penguin trip instead
      It's not about the destination, it's about the journey

      https://i.imgur.com/BzqofWs.jpg

      Places selling to people as a must-watch or go, and then you go there, and isn't as near as impressive as people told you.

      I will name the most obvious ones:
      -Statue of liberty
      -White house
      -Lincoln's statue
      -

      >Tourist traps:
      In my wildest dreams i do not even think visiting one of these destinations mentioned here. Nearest was Staten Island ferry for free to see this french monument on that boring socket. Why did even one fall for such idiotic marketing?

  15. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    The entire country of Morocco
    That whole continent is wasted by the people living there. If Europeans had any sense and love for this planet, they would depopulate it and turn it into paradise on earth

  16. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    All the thai floating markets.

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