The travel bans are bound to be lifted sooner or later – and there’s no better time to start planning your next trip than now. And with hundreds of possible destinations it can be quite hard to choose – however, not all of them are as dreamy and perfect as the pictures might make them seem. In fact, some of them are dirty, crowded tourist traps that should be avoided at all costs – and some helpful people on Reddit want to make sure you don’t make this mistake.
A little while ago, one Reddit user asked others to share some travel destinations that are terribly overrated, and received numerous answers that will help you save both time and money. Check out all the places that you probably shouldn’t include in your next vacation in the gallery below!
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The Mona Lisa in Louvre in Paris. It’s just a small painting hanging quite far away in a really crowded room full of tourists. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful, iconic painting, but it’s not worth visiting the Louvre only for the Mona Lisa. The majority of the other artworks in that museum are more impressive than the Mona Lisa.
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The peak of Mount Everest. People just pay sherpas to carry all their gear, and navigate the dangerous areas. Many have heated tents. The line to wait to get a picture at the top can be extremely long, and dangerous because people aren’t used to the altitude.
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Hollywood walk of fame. Haven’t seen a dirtier road.
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Japan has such a romanticized view of France that they actually have a term, “Paris Syndrome”, for the sudden shock suffered by Japanese tourists when they see that France isn’t how they imagined.
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Unless you’re really into spending all day in an air conditioned building, then going to the air conditioned basement to get in an air conditioned car to travel to the air conditioned basement of another air conditioned building in which case, do I have a city for you!
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Besides the small square with the tower where everyone is taking the same stupid joke pic. And guys tryna sell you toys.
The rest of the town is pretty lame. You’re in Tuscany, go to ANY small town and you’ll enjoy it far more.
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I didn’t get anything out of Las Vegas. It was cool to see the themed hotels but besides that it was just an overpriced cultureless soulless city designed to entertain you.
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Hollywood. The most disappointing garbage and pee covered place on earth.
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Egypt, all the beauty and awe of the ancient civilisation is completely outshone by how absolutely horrible the modern civilisation is. Think of all the worst parts of India and then add sand to it.
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Times square on new years. If you know, you know
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Bali. It was beautiful 10 years ago but now it’s been ruined by influencers.
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You can get the same brand and amount of beer for a third of the price literally anywhere else in Munich. The carnival rides are also overcrowded and overpriced, the food is decent but also overpriced… I could go on. Oktoberfest is over-everything.
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Stonehenge. They don’t let you get very close to it to help preserve it. Either way you get just about as good a view of it from the Highway going by it as you do by waiting in line and paying to go see it. I appreciate what it represents, but if you put on a youtube video of it you will get a more personal and close experience of it then if you actually go there.
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Toyosu Fish Market. The one that replaced Tsukiji as the fish auction central of Tokyo in 2018. You get to watch the auction process, but only if you go early in the morning. And even then, only through small glass windows two stories above the auction block. If there are more than a couple dozen other visitors, you will not be able to see anything.
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If you’re in Dublin, stay away from the Temple Bar area, it’s ridiculously overpriced and is not at all what a real Irish bar is like at all
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UAE, it’s the most culturally deficient place you will ever see in your life!!
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Brussels. If you’re in Belgium, visit Ghent and Bruges.
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definitely Mallorca – I’m German enough, I don’t want to hear 90% German on holiday in Spain as well. The quieter, less central parts of Mallorca are gorgeous, especially for snorkeling and diving, but the Playa de Palma, or at least that part, is horrendously German lol
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That wing mural in Nashville.. there is literally a line that takes an hour to go take a picture with a pair of wings on a wall.
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Over priced bars and clubs, if youre a dude and you dont have a fine group of women with you, be ready to drop serious cash for a night out if youre there. There are better beaches up and down the coast, that wont force you into the terrible traffic and parking SB has.