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If you go to the Great Wall of China, I'd suggest not going to the section right there in Beijing. Very rebuilt and touristy.
Take a van ride a ways out of the city, to the Simitai section. Now there's some uncrowded, old-school Great Wall.
I went to a really quiet (super dangerous as it was falling down) section and it was amazing. After seeing pics from other travellers i met I'm so glad I went for the original section. Yeah it's a long drive from Beijing but it was a perfectly clear sky and there was only our minibus there the whole time. Totally was not expecting it to be so quiet
The Fountain of Youth down here in St. Augustine, Florida. The actual fountain is just a fake cave with a pipe that you fill a cup from. There were way cooler things there than that like a dude who fired a cannon, a bunch of crazy peacocks, and these guys who built replica ships using the techniques from the 16th/17th century.
Live in St. Augustine now, and love checking out all of the history here. Only ever do the tourist trap stuff when family comes to visit. Castillo de San Marcos is neat, but no one ever hears of the much more intimate Fort Mantanzas about 12 miles away that's free but accepts donations.
Amsterdam has banners all over advertising the Torture Museum. Spoiler alert: humans are really fixated on shoving things into other humans’ butts. There, I saved you fifteen euros.
The Museum of Prostitution, on the other hand, is fantastic. It’s a really candid look at how sex work really operates, which is very unglamorous even when it’s legal, and the overall message seems to be, “if you must, here’s what you need to know and here’s what you’re supporting if you do.”
I went to a torture museum in Prague (there were at least 2) thinking it would be really interesting and maybe the gift shop would have some fun stuff to bring home for friends, or at least good postcards. Turns out it was a huge bummer. And there was no gift shop.
It was a good museum, though. Really well-done and informative. But torture is a real downer. Don't know why that didn't occur to me before going.
Also yes, mostly butt-related.
I love how you thought the torture museum would be uplifting
Romeo and Juliet's balcony in Verona. Like, 10,000 people all crammed into this tiny alleyway just to see a balcony that I found out was built after the play was written.
Edit: RIP my inbox. For all those asking, I understand Romeo and Juliet is a work of fiction, but the story of the balcony is it inspired the play. I now know that isn't true but as someone knowing very little about Shakespeare, I thought it was true when I went to the wonderful city of Verona.
Verona as a city though is actually really beautiful. I enjoyed it!
The pawn shop from Pawn Stars. A guy who was with us in Vegas insisted on going, and the rest of us got dragged along. We got corralled through the store and there was literally nothing worth a second look there. Fucking waste of time.
I was particularly annoyed at the prices of used musical instruments there. I’ve been selling drums for 10 years, and I’m not about to buy a kit for higher than the new price just for the honour of having bought it there.
Am Vegas local, can confirm. Never do the tourist thing myself because locals know the strip and all that other tourist shit is literally garbage, but got dragged there with family...you wait in this stupid line, get hustled about and then that’s it. Pointless waste of time.
What do Vegas locals consider worthy attractions?
Mob museum is pretty neat. First Friday if you are into the art scene. Container park is nice but kind of touristy. There's a China Town that has absolutely amazing foods. It's definitely a foody town, there is so many amazing places to get food it's terrible lol.
Edit: There's lots of things to do in Vegas it just depends on what you/your travel friends like to do!
Outdoors: Definitely check out Red Rock Canyon, it can be a hike or you can simply drive around and check out the scenery but definitely check out the Calico Tanks trail if you get the chance the view is stunning. If you are willing to go for a drive, the Grand Canyon is two hours away and very beautiful at sunrise. Hoover damn is about an hour away and the lake can be an attraction. Zion National park is pretty too.
Festivals: EDC has a huge pull if you are into that scene, there is a Foodie Festival that is a huge collection of food trucks that's been a super great time everytime I've went. There is also Renaissance fair that's pretty interesting. Lots of others but these are off the top of my head.
The Strip: as much as locals avoid it there are things to do that many tourists come to see. Walk the strip. Head up the stratosphere, see "the" crowded sign surrounded by traffic. Fashion show mall/the forum mall.
Food: Again, I can't stress enough how much good food there is here but a few of my favorites are Ramen Sora: very small noodle place that's always packed and doesn't take reservations but the wait it always worth it. Naked City Pizza: (the one by the strip) can honestly say they have the best pizza I've ever eaten from anywhere. Wicked Spoon: buffet on the strip at the Cosmopolitan. 50 bucks a head but oh my God the food is amazing. Blackout: 5 course meal entirely in the dark. Never tried it but want to~ I'm at work right now but I'll keep adding to this.
Yeah. You've been to one pawn shop, you've been to them all, and you're probably far better off going to one that isn't famous(which will likely have inflated prices, because you're paying to say you bought it from that pawn shop) unless you're just wanting a selfie opportunity outside.
Hitlers typewriter. It's a typewriter, I'm not sure what I expected.
Edit: Heres the typewriter woooooow https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/10067
Put bluntly, this attraction is massively lame, no one even knows if this is the right rock or even if there was a rock.
edit: Thanks for the gold kind stranger
The plantation nearby is pretty dope. We ended up spending several hours at the corn mill for some reason, too.
Used to work there, glad to hear people enjoy it there.
But yes, Plymouth Rock is lame.
Plymouth itself is interesting, I really enjoy Burial Hill Cemetery, it's a peaceful place to contemplate history. The Plantation, Mayflower II, the Grist mill, homes built in the 1600s, Pilgrim hall museum, and the First Parish church, the congregation was founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, the current building was constructed in 1899, are all worth seeing. There is some serious history in Plymouth along with a nice harbor, and some awesome seafood to be had, I haven't been to Plymouth in 2 years and I lust after some lobster rolls from the Lobster Hut, baked scrod from the East Bay Grille, or fried clams from the Cabby Shack!Plymouth is great and I plan on going back but I just don't understand how they can pass off that rock as being interesting or historically important.
edit Thanks for the silver
As somebody from the original Plymouth, in England, it was nice to pretend for a minute or two that anyone was super-hyped about my town. Thank you.
Yes!! I got into a huge argument with my in-laws (MA natives) because I said it was underwhelming considering how much you hear about it in school growing up. I get the symbolism aspect, but it’s literally a mediocre rock and that’s it.
MA native. My whole family agrees that it's the epitome of disappointment. The thing was half a rock, and there was litter all around it. And like OP said, who the fuck knows if it's the rock or there ever really was a rock?
Roswell, New Mexico. You’d think it would be a hotspot for conventions and space geeks, but it was an incredibly tiny town with dozens of alien shops and barely any people. It was creepy as hell.
Basically every small town in New Mexico is exactly as you described (minus the alien shops). It’s a massive state (land wise) with very little population (and basically all of the states population lives in Albuquerque and Santa Fe). New Mexico is a beautiful state, but it’s also desolate as fuck and creepy as hell at times.
Yep! Skip Roswell and go to Carlsbad Caverns. Absolutely gorgeous.
White Sands is also breathtakingly beautiful and the sand is soooo soft and cool.
Omg I stopped there on a road trip and wouldn’t recommend it. We stayed at a motel 6 that was painted neon green. The room had what we assumed were puke stains on the walls. There was also a caravan of crackheads in the parking lot. My ex said he heard them talking about someone they had killed earlier in the night while he went to go get ice. Needless to say we locked ourselves in until morning 😬
That was aliens, not crack heads.
A lot of people are familiar with the National Aquarium in Baltimore. It's a really nice one, but never made sense why the National Aquarium was in Baltimore. Why wasn't there an aquarium in DC itself? There's a zoo, museums of all sorts, why no aquarium? Well, there was. It was in the basement of the Commerce Department building. It moved buildings in the city over time, but it was the longest operating aquarium in the country, being open for about 140 years.
...and it was exactly what you'd expect an aquarium in the basement of a federal office building to be. Dark, smelly, and nothing very good in it. Everyone leaving had the same reaction..."my expectations were low, and that was still disappointing." It closed, for better or worse, in 2013.
God, we went to it the first time I visited DC when I was eight and I swear it was like having a fever dream. Why was the world's saddest crocodile stuck in this dingy basement in 1999?
The Baltimore aquarium rightfully deserves being the national aquarium. It's just soooo nice. Absolute best I've ever been to.
I used to go there all the time as a kid. I loved it. I have fond memories of meeting seahorses and having breakfast with dolphins.
I actually love the aquarium. My favorite part is the end with the spiral ramp descending into darker and darker layer with tanks of sharks.
Centralia, Pennsylvania. A town that has had a coal mine fire underneath it still burning since 1962. It sounds super cool to go see it but its just a few roads with graffiti on them and a bunch of ATV trails
I went on my way to knoebels and I thought it was kinda interesting. But it’s definitely more of quick stop, not a final destination
LA born. I would never ever, bring somebody to Hollywood Blvd during a visit. MAYBE, drive through it. Fast. So many cooler things to do in LA than see a crackhead Spiderman fight a crackhead Batman.
I would pay good money to see a crackhead Spider-man fight a crackhead Batman!
Yea seriously, I would go to LA just for that.
Just a bunch of homeless people and the place smells like straight up shit from all the sewers around
Sounds like Bourbon Street.
Funny how nobody ever mentions the fact that French Quarter smells like an outhouse. I love the history but yeah... it seriously stinks.
I hear it mentioned quite a bit, actually.
But I think most people who party in the French Quarter either don't care, are too drunk to remember anything, or understand that they're collectively the ones contributing to the stench. It's like going to a week long summer music festival and complaining about the body odor - well yeah, when was the last time you showered, Mountain Quest?
And a lot of dressed up characters harassing you for money.
The only reasons to go into Hollywood besides work is the arclight, the trader joe's, and the Sunday farmers market.
see I found it to be a fun walk. Was pretty quick to do as we had a diner reservation in about an hour at the other end. My sister on the other hand decided it was the destination and somehow made it take almost 6 hours to leave.
I did too. I also knew going in what to expect, which made it more fun. The seediness of it all was amusing to me. We still laugh about getting asked to buy a mixtape from a guy who’s cousin was “from the south side” of my city. Good times.
Any instagram gimmick where you need to spend money on tickets and wait in line for a photo op
Specifically thinking of Museum of Ice Cream
Yes. I went with my ex, expecting to see ice cream getting made and learn all this cool shit while stuffing my face but it was just a really shitty photo op.
And you get a sample size amount of ice cream for it all.
Every other week our local news reports on some new pop up where you can pay forty bucks to take instagram photos, but then everyone has the exact same picture of themselves and the giant cereal bowl or the upside down room, so what's the point? At least with the restaurant pop ups you get a (terrible) meal.
That place is terrible, they rush you after 3 min / room lmao. What a tourist trap
I was having lunch with a friend in SF and we walked past the Museum of Ice Cream. I didn't know it existed until that point, so I went, "Huh. I've never noticed this place before." My friend, who's wayyy more into social media than I am, went, "OMG you've never been here? You have to go!" I was kind of curious about it, but now I'm not so sure I want to give it a try...
We had it in Miami for a while it's basically just meant to be a bunch of photo ops for Instagram
Daytona beach. It’s like a Permanent carnival plus some street preachers, people of Walmart, and homeless teens. It also smells like diesel fuel, feet, beer, and cigarettes.
Branson. The Simpsons weren't really joking when they described it as Las Vegas ran by Ned Flanders.
Can confirm. I live an hour from Branson. Everyone goes there several times a year. I don’t care. It’s just meh. I mean Silver Dollar City is great but that’s about it.
Mona Lisa, no. The Louvre, yes. Spend your time looking at everything else.
The ideal way to look at the Mona Lisa is to walk into the room that it's in and say oh the Mona Lisa and then look at the rest of the stuff in that room.
Go to Mona Lisa Do a 180 and The Wedding at Canaa takes up an entire wall. It’s awesome.
I literally just walked around the outside of the building bc even that is just....wow
I always say that the biggest art and historical piece in the Louvre is the Louvre itself. The entire underground area was lost for ages, it used to be a water canal surrounding a mini castle thing at some point, with a big tower in the middle, walls and smaller towers around, and it was just one of the three bigger parts that form the museum today. You can see the base of the towers and walls to this day, some parts are visible for free just to the left of the inverted pyramid! 😃
The glass bridge over the grand canyon.
Total rip-off tourist trap.
Go there to get scalped.
Yup...can confirm. Left there irritated. I will say the area is still beautiful but you're getting ripped off. After we got home I watched a documentary on why they chose to build that, how much of a fuss it stirred, and HOW the weight is actually supported so I get it and understand why a little more...but still would not recommend. (Also that billboard off 93 telling you how close you are is a COMPLETE LIE!!!)
This one is pretty bad. I haven’t been but it’s not run by the NP service so there’s a ton of corruption and price gouging. To get a real taste of the Grand Canyon, it’s best to rent a car and drive about 2 hours further to the national park center.
I’ve heard they’re charging $65 now for the glass bridge. Which to me is beyond insane. The point of the Grand Canyon is to stare OUT onto the horizon into its beauty, not down vertically below yourself.
I'd recommend a local tour guide for the Grand Canyon. Think my mom paid like $100 for her and I to take a tour. We all got in a full 15 passenger van owned by a guy who had spent his life doing this. Brought us to some of the best views and even had a nice spotting scope so we could see down into the canyon some ways. She had lived in AZ for years and has been to the Canyon many times and she said our guide showed us way better views that she would have been able to find herself.
The "West Rim" of the Grand Canyon is a rip off. The South Rim is the real deal.
I'm always surprised by how often the Grand Canyon is included as a Vegas attraction.
It's geographically closer to Las Vegas than it is to Phoenix, but Phoenix is a more direct drive (at least to Grand Canyon National Park- the canyon itself is HUGE and extends well outside the actual park area) because of the Hualapi reservation between Vegas and the park.
Oh Jesus this one pissed me off SO MUCH.
When I first moved to Vegas, my mom & step-dad came to town & we then went to a weekend at the Grand Canyon. I had never been & was in total awe of the place.
When my son came later, I didn’t have the time to take any days off & do the same for him, so we did the day trip to the glass bridge.
As we’re leaving, my son turned to me and says “Mom, I’m sorry. You knew I wanted to see the Grand Canyon, & I know you spent money you didn’t really have on this. But this was a total downer.”
Yeah.... I know, Kiddo. I’m sorry.
I’m saving up for the next time he comes down, we will spend a couple of days there so he can appreciate it proper.
There’s plenty of incredible things to do and see in Amsterdam. However, the sex museum is not one of them.
The toilet seat that farted when you walked past it is the essence of the Amsterdam Sex Museum. Crude and uncomfortable.
This is not selling me on how horrible it is.
It’s has less of a Museum feel and more of a travelling circus from the early 90’s feel. Something to be gawked at as opposed to celebrated.
For €2 it's pretty good value considering the fun and uniqueness factor and the actual collection on display, and I'm saying that as an Amsterdammer lol. The Heineken 'Experience', Flower Market, Ice Bar, Torture Museum or Ripley's Believe It Or Not, however? Oh boy.
Go to club Vandersexxx, you get a free t-shirt
Pier 39 in San Francisco. I'm from the East Coast...I'd never been to SF before. Everyone said "skip Pier 39....it's a tourist trap". However...since I'd never been before...I figured I'd go and see for myself.
It's a tourist trap. Nothing of value save for the
seals sea lions, and Musee Mechanique....other than that....chains & ripoffs.
It started out as a tourist trap, and it hasn’t improved. Fisherman’s Wharf, too, IMO.
I’d really like to see something like this question, but more like what place did you go expecting nothing special and had a wonderful or amazing or hilarious or downright transcendent experience?
Edit: I’m on Apollo and I’m too broke for the premium version, so I can’t make posts, just vote and comment. Someone else do it and rake in some karma! So many great responses here, I’m enjoying myself just reading them.
Glacier national park. We went to yellowstone for a week and glacier for a day. Wish they were reversed
EDIT: I take it back. I was naive and foolish before, but now I know better.
You should make another askreddit post. Judging from the replies there'e enough interest in answering the question.
I was in St. Louis and omg the City Museum.
I had little to no idea what to expect from the City Museum. I thought it would be more of a museum than... what it is. I loved all of it. Really wish I'd known to bring knee pads, though. I'm in my thirties, so there's only so much crawling on hand and knees I can handle anymore.
Best. Slide. Ever.
I did not expect to enjoy Montmorency Falls as I did! I spent way more time there than I expected. Far fewer crowds than Niagara. You can take stairs to the bottom of the falls and stand in the spray. The height of the falls was epic!
Switzerland was a country we were cutting through to get somewhere else...holy fuck we should have just stayed there. Nothing compares to the beauty of that place.
I went to Montreal with a friend because she was able to get us free lodging and transportation and I wanted to have fun on a budget. It was awesome! I rarely leave the US, so it was cool to drive seven hours and all of a sudden be in a basically Francophone place, and it's a really nice city- Old Montreal feels very quaint and European, biking the canal was really fun and scenic, Mont Royal and the park were beautiful, and the food was amazing! I'm not a partier, but Montreal's supposed to be great for that too. It was all so much fun, and it's a great city to be a tourist in.
As a huge fan of Chinese tourist squadrons and flash photography I never find myself disappointed, no matter how average the attraction.
I assume your flash photography is only being taken with the largest possible tablet device you could get at the duty free correct?
Also only when things clearly say “please don’t use flash”
Had a few hours in Boston on a layover. Did one of those bus tours around the city. Wanted to snap a quick picture of the Cheers sign and waited behind older Chinese tourists that took several photos together and separately. Even looked at me to apologize with a look for the length of time. Then as I’m just snapping a photo of the sign, one of the men says “what is this?” No clue of the show or the bars relevancy.
I don’t even go to Banff anymore because of the tourist hordes...and it’s only an hour away :( Thankfully I know equally or more beautiful places that are still quiet in the mountains (for now!).
Has it only been in the past 5-10 years it has become so popular? I swear I had not heard about Banff national park until recently and now every girl on bumble/tinder/etc has gone to banff, machu pichu, and patagonia
I live in Atlantic City and I'm amazed that people actually come here for vacation. It's just a few crappy casinos and some run down strip clubs. If you go one street off the boardwalk you're in the slums. The food is good but incredibly overpriced.
I went to Miami for a mini vacation since the plane tickets were so cheap and it's pretty much the same place as Atlantic City just without a boardwalk or casinos. Water and a bunch of overpriced stores.
I see a lot of people do AC for a day trip to the beach. I scratch my head with all the other great beaches 20 minutes away, but I guess they like the boardwalk and games and stuff.
The tourist part of Miami is trash, they’re overpriced nightclubs and restaurants on the beach. The best way to experience Miami is to go to the smaller beaches not a lot of people frequent, go out to the Everglades, try and go snorkeling around Biscayne national park, or hit up the different art exhibits that are blowing up in Miami. It’s a cultural melting pot of the world and the people and nature is truly beautiful.
I went to Atlantic City and all I got was depressed.
What I'm learning ITT is that crowds ruin everything.
The tourist destroys what he seeks by finding it.
Manneken Pis in Brussels. Don't get me wrong, Brussels is BEAUTIFUL and I absolutely loved visiting. There's so much interesting folklore and a lot of souvenirs and what not around Manneken Pis, and you expect it to be this really amazing statue... Until you see it. It's down a tiny little street with hundreds of people stuffed into the corner where he sits. I know he's very respected and loved in Belgium, but he's just so tiny and the street was so crowded... I found it very hard to be excited once I actually saw him. Brussels is amazing though and I'll definitely be back one day!
I visited Brussels and I saw all these postcards of this statue of this boy pissing.
It was literally everywhere and I'm thinking it's this gigantic statue that we must see.
I drag my family and we walk for like 20 minutes and then we see it.
It's like a 3 foot statue and was surrounded by a few Chinese tourists.
It was the most underwhelming thing I've ever seen whenever travelling.
No one really cared.
What's funny is that I asked these Belgium foreign students when I came back home and they couldn't really explain the significance of it.
It's because no one really knows what it means. It dates back to at least 1451, but maybe as early as 1142, that should say enough about how little is known. The history and legends of Mannekin Pis are waaaay more interesting than the actual statue. But it is the 3rd most visited statue in the world!
Currently, it's a symbol of the Belgian sense of humor and independence
Belgian here (from Brussels) : we actually don't really have a strong emotional connection with manneken pis, that love and respect you mention, I'm afraid that's just something from a guide. I guess to us it's just that place where all the tourists go and take selfies. :-)
It's more of a moving carnival, but the Dinosaur Shows that travel around cities aimed at kids.
The one exception to this i would say is the walking with dinosaur show. That show has some really impressive animatronics
The corn palace and wall-drug. The Dakota's love to make shit up to get people to stop.
I remember as a kid on summer road trips seeing all those signs for wall drug, and the disappointment finally seeing wall drug
I live in SD and never saw wall drug until about 25 and I was surprised hope much there was. Just a stupid tourist trap for sure but I'd always imagined it as some hole in the wall convenience store and the signs were just a long running joke.
Um no, I could easily spend DAYS in Wall Drug. They have free ice water!!
Imagine living in Wall and going to Wall Drug to have a prescription filled. That would be a pain in the ass.
Times Square and Piccadilly Circus, same damn chain restaurants and tourist traps
As a New Yorker who works by Times Square and walks through every day, I encourage people to walk through it — as they probably will anyways on their way to a Broadway show or the like. It’s something to see. But the thing is... once you’ve seen it, keep walking. There is nothing there you want to buy. The people in costumes are obstacles and assholes — tell them to eat a dick and keep walking. The photos you’d take there have all been taken before. So come, see it, and continue walking.
Oh, and if you’re staying at a hotel near TS and your sleep schedule is all fucked up and you’re up at 4am... maybe then go out and hang out. Because at that time of morning it’s actually pretty cool — it’s like you’re at a party and the lights are flashing but everyone’s gone home.
tell them to eat a dick and keep walking
For the authentic New York experience.
The rudest people in NYC are the tourists who think that people are rude in NYC so they're rude to people there. If you're in Times Square, 99.9% of the people there who aren't working aren't from NYC.
Times Square after midnight is pretty cool. It's still lit up and looks how it does in pictures but without all the costumed people and tourists.
Yes, There are hundreds of better things to do and see in NYC than Times Square. Start with Central Park if it's nice out.
This may not be known to everyone but Magnolia Silos in Waco, TX as made famous by the TV show "Fixer Upper". 100% waste of time and money. Everything in the store can be bought at Target or it's just show merchandise.
People come from across the country for this little store. Go somewhere else man.
Food trucks had some good food. That about it.
Even as a fan of the show, it was an absolute bore. The store isn’t even that big. Took me about 15 minutes to browse through everything.
Also, the restaurant had a like two hour wait. Outside. For counter service. What.
The only good thing about that place is that it’s brought jobs and tourism to Waco. But that’s a bubble that’s gonna burst soon.
I grew up in Waco. I've never been to Magnolia, and I never intend to. But that said, it's a nice improvement that people now ask me about Fixer Upper instead of David Koresh.
While the Louvre is wonderful, the Mona Lisa was a huge disappointment.
The painting itself is tiny and there are always hordes of people around it.
There are a million better things to see at the Louvre.
“The wedding at Cana” right opposite of Mona Lisa is 1000x better. Plus while all the tourists are busy trying to take a pic of Mona Lisa, you can enjoy all of its glory in a bit of peace.
I was going to suggest his "Madonna of the Rocks," but yeah, there are so many better paintings arounds it that it's really not worth getting up close to.
A tip for whoever is visiting Paris:
Take a look at when museums, parks, and the Tower are cheaper. Those are the days you go to other attractions. Louvre is free tomorrow? Perfect day to visit the Eiffel Tower.
This also work on any tourist place in the world. Just gotta be smart.
Also, get a Paris Pass... Front of the line for so many things (like the catacombs)
Yeah,protip for catacombs, there's a guy around the corner at a deli selling a fast pass that you can just buy that day to skip that absolutely ridiculous multi-hour wait on the line that never ends. Didn't even have to bribe him either
Tip: Go to Madrid! There's a second Mona Lisa at the Prado Museum that a majority of tourists don't even know exist until they get there. ;)
Or to see Guernica. The painting is a lot bigger than I thought it would be. I also wasn’t expecting it to be so moving. (I wasn’t expecting much out of it beforehand, so I was incredibly surprised)
Same with The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch - much bigger than I realized!
Different museum. Guernica is in the Reina Sofia, the Mona Lisa in the Prado.
IMO Reina Sofia is the museum to visit if you have time for only 1. It's remarkable how well contextualized the art work is there and really helped me make sense of modern art in Europe.
I found the crowd around the Mona Lisa to be worth the hype.
The amount of pictures of I got of people taking pictures of things in Paris was unreal. Can't believe I missed snapping a shot of the people crowded around the Mona Lisa - I must have been too stressed by it to stay long, but damn, missed opportunities. I did get a nice series of photos of people taking pictures of the The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel though, which I was really happy about lol.
One of my exes was there on a crowded day and didn't feel like pushing through the throng of impatient tourists to take the required photo.
So she took one through the crowd instead, managing to get a heated argument over personal space between an American guy and a woman from China almost centered in the foreground of the shot in soft focus with the stamp-sized Mona Lisa between them in sharp relief.
She basically hit the jackpot, especially considering I'd sent her along on her trip with a fancy point-and-shoot she didn't even bother to read the manual to.
She hated it, and I took both copies of the print.
Cadbury world. Offensively bad.
Can you elaborate more on how/why it was bad?
When I went there wasn’t a huge amount to see/do. It’s all housed in the original factory that casbury’s chocolate was made, so it feels and looks very run down. We walked down loads of corridors looking through glass windows at machines that sat idle with nothing to explain what they did. There’s a dodgy car ride with some terrible animatronics. It’s just all very boring.
A real shame. 16 years ago, that place was awesome.
I was going to say I love Cadbury World, but your comment made me realise I haven’t been in 14 years. Now I’m depressed.
Went there last year. Me and my partner had a great time just taking the piss out of it because it was so awful.
Then again, the free chocolate was nice.
The big banana. Not even a real banana.
Don’t get me started on the big pineapple.
I was okay the giant Ozzie the mozzie not being real though
Hawaii resident here.
Nothing is overrated.
Edit 2/12/19 - wasn't expecting to come back to 9k upvotes. If anyone wants advice for Oahu PM me. I'm actually concierge at a famous resort in Waikiki.
Sun, turtles, and pog. No complaints from me
Holy FUCK I love pog. I left Hawaii in 2015 and still have friends ship me pog from time to time.
Pog is a thing over there?? Awesome! I still have my collection from when I was in elementary school. The red Glow in the Dark exclusives were life.
EDIT: disregard that. It's a drink. I was thinking of something else. I'm a dumbass.
Mount Rushmore. It looks exactly like any picture you've ever seen. It's not easy to get up close to it. If you're in that area, I recommend prioritizing Devil's Tower. It's well worth it.
If you ever come to a Chicago, stay away from Navy Pier. Everything is way overpriced (rides, games, food) and the tourists that visit are rude and annoying.
The infield at the Kentucky Derby. You won’t see a horse all day and will be surrounded by the drunkest rednecks north of the Daytona 500.
Mount Rushmore. It was OK. I wasn't overwhelmed tho. Or underwhelmed.
I was just whelmed.
I lived near there when I was in school. There's lots of stuff there but its all spread out. There can be a mile of bland strip malls and warehouses between two interesting places. You need a local person to guide you to the interesting restaurants and landmarks. If you just book a hotel room and rent a car, you'll likely be hugely disappointed. If you're just flying there and plan on figuring things out for yourself, get a hotel closer to the beach instead.
You're right, it is spread out in a Thirty Mile Zone, aka TMZ.