Traveling for Business and Pleasure? Avoid These Tourist Traps

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Sometimes when you go somewhere, you feel like you have to see all the tourist traps. However, travelers and experts say these are ones that you can skip without feeling bad about it.
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

Experts say if you want to see celebs, you’re better off at the Chinese Theater or Chateau Marmont instead of the cheap souvenir shops and crowded streets of the Walk of Fame.
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The Four Corners

The idea of standing in four states at once is alluring, but most people say it’s not that great once you get there.
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Times Square

A walk through is fine, but don’t feel bad if you want to skip all the bright lights, dirty clutter and strange people that flock to Times Square.
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London Eye

This tourist trap won’t give you a true feeling of what being in London is like. You’re better off seeing Hyde Park or browsing Harrod’s.
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Mona Lisa

The Louvre is packed with great art so don’t worry if you decide not to stand in an hours long line for a few seconds glimpse of the Mona Lisa.
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Fisherman’s Wharf

This San Francisco tourist trap is very crowded and many locals say you’ll enjoy Telegraph Hill much more.
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Niagra Falls

This waterfall is very crowded and is surrounded by casinos and skyscrapers that take away from its natural beauty.
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Blarney Stone

Locals say that they use the stone as a bathroom so you probably won’t want to make the climb and awkward stretch it takes to kiss it.
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Stonhenge

This pile of rocks makes for a pretty anticlimactic tourist attraction. There are much more impressive things to do and see in England so go ahead and skip this one.
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Liberty Bell

There are more, much cooler, historical things to see in Philadelphia so don’t feel bad if you skip the cracked bell.
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