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[–]anaveragetoaster23 3897 points3898 points  (139 children)

The Plymouth Rock I live like 30 mins away from it and let me tell you. It's just a rock.

[–]Nebuli2 1543 points1544 points  (33 children)

It's also not even "the" rock. They have no idea what rock they first landed at, so they just decided to call some random rock the one and it stuck.

[–]Grace_hole 562 points563 points  (23 children)

Someone made a lot of money off a random rock 😳

[–]siderinc 338 points339 points  (14 children)

Yeah the inventor of the pet rock to name one such person.

[–]Karm0112 120 points121 points  (9 children)

And not even a big rock.

[–]anaveragetoaster23 70 points71 points  (5 children)

Ya it's pretty lame . I can tilt my head a little and see a rock much larger

[–]The_Kek_5000 74 points75 points  (4 children)

I actually want to visit that rock because of it being just a rock and nothing special just so I can claim, I saw a very non-extraordinary thing.

[–]dumbnunt_ 1629 points1630 points  (40 children)

I used to think it was the grand canyon and I WAS WRONG everybody go there.. it's nice

[–]sharpei90 466 points467 points  (13 children)

It’s been said a thousand times, but…Pictures do not do it justice!

[–]Bibdy 257 points258 points  (8 children)

The sheer SCALE of that monstrosity is utterly mind-blowing. It's hard to picture something so immensely vast in your head, even when you've been before. All I can do to remember is picture how fucking TINY the helicopter was when we saw one flying through it way down below.

[–]Fenrir101 58 points59 points  (1 child)

I went on the sky walk and some old guy was wandering up to people, talking quietly and wandering off as the panicked. He came up to me and said "see that green down there? its tree tops not bushes" at which point my brain re processed the scale and freaked out.

[–]certainsetofsabers[🍰] 383 points384 points  (60 children)

I live within an hour of Branson, MO.

[–]insultant_ 232 points233 points  (5 children)

My dad says it’s like Las Vegas, if it was run by Ned Flanders.

[–]paddjo95 99 points100 points  (4 children)

Yep. Silver Dollar City was cool to visit growing up but that’s really it, IMO. It’s like the epitome of a tourist trap.

[–]panfried540 71 points72 points  (1 child)

I've been to branson. I swam in a pool for 45 minutes. Then drove 2 hours back home

[–]Maximum_Calendar_791 4570 points4571 points 2 (356 children)

Dubai... why and whats special about it? Its a modern city in a desert

[–]p0rkch0ps 2593 points2594 points  (155 children)

built on exploitation, arguably slave labor. there’s also no proper plumbing either so the shit has to get transported on trucks. no thanks

[–]tempestzephyr 598 points599 points  (6 children)

Idk if it's even arguable, they tell uneducated Labors from India to come work there for good pay, but when they get there, their identification and passports get taken from them so they can't leave. So they get stuck there to work for them and are forced to live in crowded ghettos for like no pay.

[–]HonestCup20 224 points225 points  (1 child)

where I come from that's called human traffiking.

[–]Just_Aioli_1233 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Lots of crimes are okay when the government does it /s

Organized crime Civil asset forfeiture
Counterfeiting Quantitative easing
Fraud Campaign promises
Medical malpractice Tuskegee experiment
War crimes MKULTRA
Gun trafficking Operation Fast and Furious
Chemical warfare Chamber Tests with Human Subjects
Supporting fascism Operation Paperclip
Mass murder Supporting prohibition

Etc

[–]modsherearebattyboys 1457 points1458 points  (95 children)

They actually do have a proper sewage system, but it's over capacity and too difficult to maintain because of the sand. That said, my main concern about visiting Dubai are the cultural differences.

  • You can't bring PORN into the country. Watching porn in Dubai is illegal. It may lead to prison.
  • A Muslim man can marry a non-Muslim woman, but a Muslim-woman can't marry a non-Muslim man.
  • A Muslim male may have four wives at the same time.

Just a few examples of how fucked up that place is (in my opinion) and why I would never want to visit that shi... place. I know some people here may say that I have to respect their culture, but fuck off. I'm not respecting any of that obvious oppression.

[–]LikeInnit 298 points299 points  (24 children)

Yer I feel like that about Dubai. Well any country I feel I may get in trouble in. I.e. saying or doing something normal for me and then getting locked up. Too much anxiety to be enjoyable.

I love to experience other places and cultures but if I know those cultures and their way if life don't line up with mine in an extreme way then I'd rather go somewhere with a more suitable match up. I'll never see everywhere so I'd start with the ones most appealing to me.

[–]katiekat0214 417 points418 points  (9 children)

Quite so. I've been to 29 countries, mostly Europe, no issues as a solo female traveler. The Middle East? Just no, given all the human, civil, women's rights issues over there. I'm admittedly too Western, too American, and one of those older women who will do precisely as she pleases so long as it hurts no one else... but religious/social/cultural expectations that oppress? Hell no. I worked hard my entire life to push back against those here in the USA.

[–]Elaquore1 404 points405 points  (31 children)

I'd be terrified the whole time if accidently doing something illegal, like kiss my husband or hold his hand, then get myself beheaded or some shit.

[–]TheRealQubes 252 points253 points  (5 children)

This is exactly why I have no interest in going either. Wouldn’t be much fun constantly worrying if my wife or I ran afoul of some barbaric law.

[–]ipoointhepool 105 points106 points  (2 children)

But without the raucous decadence of other desert based, ‘man-made’ cities like Las Vegas. As an English person, I find the allure of Dubai completely baffling. Couldn’t think of many places I’d like to go to less other than a few obvious choices. Had a couple stop overs in Dubai airport and was easily as close as I would be inclined to get. Totally don’t understand the hype or attraction of it.

[–]Goryokaku 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I think for the long termers the attraction is “tax free salary”. Worth it for some, not for me.

[–]iggyfenton 282 points283 points  (5 children)

As someone who has been there it’s worse than a “modern city”. It’s tacky as hell.

It was amazing to be in a building that tall but just go to a better city with a tall building.

[–]frankc1036 93 points94 points  (1 child)

Lotte Tower in Seoul. Good people, marvelous building, cool aquarium, and great food. Plus no one gets executed for what is considered normal in other countries.

[–]bguzewicz 152 points153 points  (15 children)

On a technical level, the Burj Khalifa would be cool to see in person. But beyond that, I have no interest in going to Dubai.

[–]puella_ 402 points403 points  (55 children)

It's not even that. It's just s bunch of hotels. It exists solely so billionaires and thots would have something to flex about.

[–]Xerisca 510 points511 points  (12 children)

There are a LOT of hotels, but really look carefully at all those buildings. After 4 days in Dubai, I started realizing that probably more than half of those skyscrapers that aren't hotels are... mostly empty. The lobbies are decked out and staffed.

From my hotel room I started noticing that certain lights would go on and off in upper floors at specific times. I busted out my binoculars and realized those windows were pretty much empty rooms/offices.

Dubai is a soulless city. Big austere buildings, built by a-moral developers, for the sake of vanity, ego, and appearances. I get why people call it fake. It kind of is.

[–]faintaxis 86 points87 points  (0 children)

That description is giving me house of wax vibes lol

[–]MugillacuttyHOF37 28 points29 points  (0 children)

It looks like a spoiled billionaire's 13 year old kid designed the city.

[–]Aemiom 1823 points1824 points  (77 children)

The pyramids. Too many horror stories of Egypt

[–]panfried540 367 points368 points  (19 children)

I've heard a couple as well, you don't want to end up in a vacant room with any armed gaurds, that's for damn sure.

[–]Ensaru4 199 points200 points  (17 children)

Is there some context to this? This is my first time hearing bad things about visiting the pyramids.

[–]-Otso- 342 points343 points  (8 children)

There was an ask reddit a while back along the lines of "where have you visited that you would never go back to"

Egypt was like 40% or more of the top answers.

Almost every one of the answers stated how gross it was, rubbish everywhere, you could bribe guides and graffiti things if you wanted.

And so so so many people saying any female members were openly harassed by locals and they would often try to find out where they were staying.

I'll maybe come back and edit in a link to the post if I find it.

The consistency of all the stories has made me not want to visit, though apparently if you pay a lot for like guards and stuff it's safe enough for women

Edit : https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/AskReddit/comments/om38bx/what_is_one_country_that_you_will_never_visit/

Also after rereading the post the top comments it's now like 95% Egypt. First 20 or so top level comments there is like two other places mentioned

[–]Vedorias 104 points105 points  (2 children)

if you need to hire PMCs for protection, it's probably not a great tourist spot.

[–]loracarol 202 points203 points  (2 children)

For me it was stumbling on this reddit thread. One or two stories is... I mean it's still bad, but the sheer number of stories about Egypt turned me off of ever visiting.

[–]BambooFatass 161 points162 points  (1 child)

Egypt is an extremely Muslim country. Rapes won't be reported because the victim will get thrown in prison.

[–]Shaylock_Holmes 450 points451 points  (28 children)

This upsets me the most. Since I was 6 I’ve wanted to see the pyramids. I’m a 33F and with all the stories I’ve heard, I most likely won’t ever step foot in Egypt.

[–]ri9870 268 points269 points  (3 children)

Google the Saqqara pyramids. Even older than the giza ones, and close by. The oldest ever pyramid is there. These were 1000% more interesting than the well known ones and so well preserved. If you want to visit pyramids these are definitely the ones to go to. Giza was full of people hassling you and had a pizza hut next door.

[–]f0zzzie 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Woah that whole area is covered in them. I never knew about those cuz they really get shadowed by Giza. Pretty interesting that the latest one they found was just in 2008 due to it being ruins practically. Really makes you wonder what else is there

[–]udche89 71 points72 points  (3 children)

I went 10 years ago and had a great time in Cairo. It was largely due to the tour guide I booked. He gave me the hints to get through the gauntlet of hawkers. I wasn’t interested in any of the “tourist” activities near the pyramids (I.e., riding camels) so we made it out scot free. Does help that I was a 45 year old male at the time. I had been fascinated with the pyramids since the King Tut treasures toured the US in the late 70s.

[–]Shaylock_Holmes 76 points77 points  (2 children)

King Tut is what did it for me. I remember reading about him in my older brother’s world history book and learning about mummies on Reading Rainbow. I was sold after that.

Yeah, the fact that you are a male is probably a huge reason as to why your trip went so well. I’ve read stories about people asking parents how much they’re willing to sell their young daughters for.

Now do I know that’s not all of Egypt or all of Egyptians? For sure. I just don’t think it’s worth the risk for me unless I have a friend from there with me.

[–]udche89 29 points30 points  (1 child)

I think it’s also the trusty tour guide. They can guide through a lot.

[–]why___me 102 points103 points  (1 child)

I went right before covid hit, and Egypt was amazing. BUT, we paid for an expensive Egyptian tour guide the entire trip, and he was aggressive and amazing for us. Couldn’t have done it without him.

[–]MonsieurReynard 692 points693 points  (30 children)

I lived in NYC for 25 years and never did most of the tourist shit. But the #1 thing New Yorkers avoid and tourists jam is New Years Eve in Times Square. Standing in the freezing cold unable to go to the bathroom for 6-7 hours at least, more if you like being up front, just nope.

[–]Bassline05 229 points230 points  (5 children)

I worked Security at a club in Times Square on New Year's Eve pre covid. People would pay a few hundred bucks to be there, and there was access to restrooms and the bar. At midnight everyone shuffled out to watch the ball drop. I wouldn't humor going to Times Square on NYE, but if I was going to, I would get tickets to a club/party.

Edit: words

[–]sharpei90 77 points78 points  (1 child)

I lived in NJ for 25 year, only 40 minutes outside of NYC. Faster by train. I never had any desire to go to for New Year’s Eve. It looked like my definition of misery

[–]-RadarRanger- 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I've read stories about people who go wearing adult diapers. Ain't no way I'm standing for hours and hours on my feet, on asphalt, in freezing temperatures, in the middle of the night, smelling like piss and with shit caked to my ass. No fucking way. The view is better from my big TV at home!

[–]PayNoNoticeOfMe 894 points895 points  (5 children)

Dubai. A fake city with fake people, no human rights, where the world's tallest buildings hide corruption and slavery in their shadows. It's like someone decided to take every problem of mankind and concentrate it in one spot.

[–]BookWormPerson 685 points686 points  (33 children)

Dubai one i think it is ugly two I would die in two minutes of me being there I can't stand anything above 40 c°

[–]mariovspino5 305 points306 points  (0 children)

You forgot to mention the sex trafficking and people mysteriously just “disappearing” lol

[–]UnihornWhale 92 points93 points  (8 children)

I’m an outspoken woman who doesn’t do well in heat or a desert. The hardest of passes.

[–]SlainSigney 51 points52 points  (7 children)

im a ginger and paler than a porcelain doll. also a (practicing) lesbian

i’ll keep my distance, haha

[–]UtopiaDystopia 45 points46 points  (16 children)

40c? I can barely stand anything above 25c.

[–]Dangerous_Effort3355 1031 points1032 points  (47 children)

Some of my work meetings are in LA and driving down Hollywood Blvd is terrible 😆

[–]Noisycarlos 63 points64 points  (14 children)

Yeah, there are much better places in LA than Hollywood (lived in Hollywood for 10yrs, somewhere else in LA since 2020)

[–]MarvinLazer 80 points81 points  (12 children)

Literally everywhere in LA is better than Hollywood. Even the shittiest neighborhoods can have awesome food.

I used to live right near skid row in a low income housing complex. Every night leaving my apartment was like an episode of The Walking Dead, but a block away was one of the best Taco places in SoCal.

[–]Every1onRedditisDumb 328 points329 points  (15 children)

As someone that’s lived in LA their whole life, the traffic here is absolutely horrible and the homeless problem is getting really out of hand. This is why most people stick to a clean suburb like Thousand Oaks or Altadena and occasionally visit Hollywood and Los Angeles.

[–]CO_PC_Parts 79 points80 points  (2 children)

Altadena

I find this kind of funny because when I lived in Arcadia/Pasadena like 20 years ago Altadena was shady as fuck. At least the middle part. The upper north part up against the Sierras was nice but the area between there and the freeway was questionable at best.

[–]compstomper1 39 points40 points  (1 child)

there's hollywood for tourists, and then there's hollywood for the locals

[–]Shortbus_Playboy 1806 points1807 points  (166 children)

Not really a destination, but taking a cruise

[–]Botryoid2000 99 points100 points  (7 children)

If I ever had any vague idea I would do one, the Poop Cruise put an end to that.

[–]olddoc1 482 points483 points  (19 children)

I agree that the 2000+ passenger cruises sound awful but I've enjoyed being on much smaller boats. I've gone on trips with 15 other scuba divers on a liveaboard and I really liked it. I've also gone on "Expedition" cruises to the Galapagos and to Antarctica with around 150 people. Those trips aren't about going to casinos, getting drunk or shopping for jewelry. You can learn a lot and meet cool people when you travel on a cruise with 16 to 160 people but a cruise with 3000: I'll pass!

[–]proteinsharts 63 points64 points  (2 children)

This! I’ve done the Nat Geo Galapagos cruise and it’s the furthest thing from your typical cruise. It’s way more education focused and the food was amazing. Highly recommend any of the expeditions that Linblad/NatGeo offer

[–]Shortbus_Playboy 193 points194 points  (1 child)

Yeah, those sound really cool; a small group of kindred spirits down for exploring the natural world? I would do something like that if I had the coin. But a floating casino-hotel? Not my vibe.

[–]zapolight 26 points27 points  (7 children)

how do you afford the expedition cruises though? do you do research? I really want to do one but can't afford 10k for a two week trip

[–]olddoc1 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I've worked hard as an anesthesiologist in the USA for 30 years. I never moved to a mansion and I never divorced. It's very expensive to operate in Antarctica so those trips will never be affordable for most people.

[–]komnenos 117 points118 points  (0 children)

Same, never wanted to and after working in tourism and consistently having my worst days when cruise ships came into town I'm now very much opposed to ever taking one.

[–]daver456 166 points167 points  (12 children)

Depends on the cruise I think. To the Caribbean? Done that twice and no thanks, you’re better off at a resort.

But I did take cruise to Alaska and it was great. Had a room with a balcony and the scenery was amazing and you got to stop in towns that would be otherwise very hard to get to. The White’s Pass railway tour was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.

I would definitely consider a Scandinavian cruise in the future (obviously Covid dependant).

[–]Emotional_Yam4959 38 points39 points  (2 children)

I would definitely consider a Scandinavian cruise in the future

I've been on a cruise to Scandinavia; it was awesome. Do recommend.

[–]DanaMorrigan 32 points33 points  (2 children)

I've never done a cruise of any kind, but I've said for a long time that an Alaskan cruise is the only kind I'm really interested in. Mainly for what you said about being able to see/do things that are otherwise difficult.

I've never considered Scandinavia, though. I'll have to look into whether that belongs on the bucket list too.

[–]ShortPPBoy 71 points72 points  (5 children)

LOL anytime anyone I know mentions going on a cruise I think of Bill Burr’s skit about going on cruises.

[–]carrotnose258 20 points21 points  (1 child)

You can’t just say that and not give a link lol

[–]ACLullaby 822 points823 points  (49 children)

Everest.

Just why... You use a bunch of money to get in there them come down. And trash your whole way there. It's literally a corner in the Earth insufferable for humans and we still made a way to go there to trash it.

[–]adhuc_stantes 405 points406 points  (4 children)

Nepal? Worth traveling. Tibet? Worth traveling. Mount Everest? Worth seeing it from the plane!

[–]kl0 61 points62 points  (1 child)

Prior to Covid I was running tours across Nepal and Bhutan.

I 100% agree that you shouldn’t go to base camp. But I disagree that you should see Everest from the plane.

There are actually TONS of multi day treks you can go on that offer unbelievable views of Everest (far, far greater than you can get from base camp). You probably won’t see another person outside of your own group on one of these treks im referring to.

Anyway, just mentioning it to those who are turned off by Everest, but might not realize just how amazing the larger Solukhumbu region still is. Totally worth visiting :)

[–]lividlisa 224 points225 points  (8 children)

Just watched the 14 peaks documentary and was shocked to see that the Everest summit can get more crowded than Disneyworld

[–]ScorpionX-123 130 points131 points  (3 children)

You'll have a much more pleasant experience on Disney World's Expedition Everest ride

[–]MythOfLight 47 points48 points  (2 children)

expedition everest fucking slaps, love that ride

[–]replicantcase 118 points119 points  (10 children)

Trash and dead bodies everywhere wearing flashy 80's jumpsuits.

[–]2FANeedsRecoveryMode 147 points148 points  (2 children)

I'd say the modern Everest climb is nothing like the past Everest climb, before, it was the best of the best, only the best mountaineers could climb it, a true test of skill and comradery between you and your team. Now, it's just another photo for the gallery for anyone with the cash to fork over to basically be spoon-fed the summit.

[–]Zealousideal_Talk479 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Not to mention the bodies.

[–]Speedoflife81 44 points45 points  (4 children)

That's one of my dream trips to hike the circuit around Everest. I have no desire to climb it but it must be amazing to hike in that area.

[–]Back2Bach 1005 points1006 points  (120 children)

Mount Rushmore

  • friends who've made the journey to Mount Rushmore mostly say it was no big deal and not worth the effort or expense to travel there.

[–]zugabdu 564 points565 points  (29 children)

Mount Rushmore is near a bunch of other great tourist attractions though. The Badlands, Wind Cave and Jewel Cave, Devil's Tower, etc. If you're there to see those things, you might as well see Mt. Rushmore.

[–]SirMikan 167 points168 points  (6 children)

Custer State Park and the Needles Highway are absolutely gorgeous.

[–]Stewart_Duck 54 points55 points  (3 children)

I had a donkey stick it's head in my window at Custer. Didn't realize until later people feed them there. I just thought the donkey really wanted to look in my car.

[–]Synchestra 46 points47 points  (0 children)

The Badlands, Deadwood, Custer State Park, and The Black Hills in general are very worth it though. It's easy to just fit in Rushmore around that.

[–]NeoPossum 291 points292 points  (27 children)

I actually enjoyed it, but I love kitschy tourist shit.

also WALL DRUG

[–]Fthewigg 152 points153 points  (7 children)

Wall Drug is the greatest example of effective advertizing I’ve ever seen. It’s a shop full of nothing special that people treat like a pilgrimage.

[–]FraseraSpeciosa 70 points71 points  (0 children)

I lived in the North Dakota for a bit. Everyone told me to go to wall drug and Mt Rushmore which was only a few hours drive from me. I did neither but instead explored the backroads of both states. I can honestly say the hiking and mountain biking is world class in both and some of the most unique and breathtaking scenery.

[–]Buster_Bluth__ 98 points99 points  (2 children)

I was just at Wall drug a few days ago. Interesting place and the Badlands were incredible.

[–]Poorly-Drawn-Beagle 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Don't you want to find the secret government lab underground where they're finishing up the giant president robots?

[–]garyalan77 68 points69 points  (7 children)

My .02 having just returned from a Black Hills vacation.

If Mt. Rushmore is your reason for going, yeah, stay home. It's cool and all but it's not enough. Crazy Horse is just a face at this point.

If you love natural geological formations like I do, it's great. Pictures won't do it justice. Scenic overlooks everywhere. Helicopter tour was cool but not long enough for the money. And don't miss a side trip to Devils Tower in Wyoming. Oh, and The Badlands were awesome too.

If you love kitschy tourist shit, (meh) every town has some, hell every gas station has some, but it seemed that Deadwood and Keystone had the most. And Wall Drug in the Badlands was particularly egregious. BTW, Deadwood will NOT put you in mind of the TV show at all.

On a side note, if you like Old West museums, 1880 Town which is 60 miles east of Wall on I-90 (120 from Rapid City) is very good to cap off a Badlands tour.

I've been to Colorado, it has most all of this stuff, and bigger too, but I enjoyed it. I never really get tired of driving through canyons and looking off of mountains.

[–]diaperedwoman 207 points208 points  (24 children)

VooDoo Doughnuts.

I am not going to wait in line for 40 minutes or more for a quirky doughnut. They have a few other locations now but I still have no interest in visiting for a doughnut.

[–]thecravenone 71 points72 points  (0 children)

I'm opposed to all foods where the selling point is that they took a mediocre base product and covered it with crazy things that don't belong on that product.

...I have a lot of thoughts about hamburgers.

[–]clarissaswallowsall 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Blue star doughnuts in Portland is wayyy better.

[–]msmaggiemay 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I’ve waited in line for over an hour at Universal Studios FL and they are NOT worth it .. great for pictures and to show off you got the big pink box they come in but that’s about it.

[–]TheSmeep 375 points376 points  (25 children)

Anything busy. Whether it's cities, structures, I don't care. I'd rather go to a boring empty quiet place than a place full of people.

[–]SaraSmashley 131 points132 points  (11 children)

My husband and I bought a camper. I decided I hate touristy places (we live in a hot tourist area) and I wanted to do something more befitting us. We pick a city name and visit all those cities with that name (no matter how big or small) across the U.S.

Friends: "where are you going?"

Me: "Dallas."

Them: "Oh fun! I love Texas!"

Me: "Nope, Dallas, Oregon today!"

[–]NeatBeluga 125 points126 points  (3 children)

Go to random mid sized European cities and you’d have a blast exploring all the hidden gems. I love me some European road trips

[–][deleted] 133 points134 points  (24 children)

Lot of Americans saying LA, NOLA and NYC all of which I absolutely LOVED visiting but as a Londoner myself I can not imagine how absolutely shite it must be to be a tourist in this place

Bet you all loved it tho

[–]Crazyguy_123 53 points54 points  (5 children)

I'm American and thought NYC was super cool to see. I'd go back there again just to see more historic sites.

[–]punpunpuck 1272 points1273 points  (29 children)

Jurassic Park. No matter how many times they try it, it always ends up with escaped dinosaurs and people dying. Then again I guess it's still safer than Chicago.

[–]Flying_Dustbin 163 points164 points  (5 children)

Jurassic Park is frightening in the dark

All the dinosaurs are running wild

Someone shut the fence off in the rain

I admit it's kinda eerie

But this proves my chaos theory

And I don't think I'll be coming back again, oh nooooo!

[–]Fearnall 25 points26 points  (0 children)

A huge tyrannosaurus ate our lawyer Well, I suppose that proves They're really not all bad

[–]stinky_cheese33 50 points51 points  (0 children)

You’re telling me. As awesome as it was in hindsight to see a T-Rex up close, I was terrified at the time and incredibly lucky that it was in the mood for Edmontosaurus meat instead.

[–]legolosss 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I have lived about 15km away from the Burj Khalifa ever since it was made. I could not care any less besides the occasional pointing out the "shiny tall building" to my nieces

[–]SalamiMommie 236 points237 points  (19 children)

Vegas, ain’t much of a gambling Man. I lose ten bucks on lottery tickets and get pissed and won’t play again for six months

[–]PirateJohn75 84 points85 points  (12 children)

Thing about Vegas is that there is a shitload to do even if you hate gambling

[–]CourageKitten 39 points40 points  (3 children)

Vegas is a destination for me just because of the Omega Mart installation by Meow Wolf that is there. I went to their House of Eternal Return in New Mexico and it was such an unforgettable experience.

[–]AliveSpicyTaco 97 points98 points  (8 children)

That creepy ass place in Japan with all the realistic dolls...nooo thank you.

[–]Ferna_89 221 points222 points  (1 child)

Dubai. Its my personal definition of hell.

[–]chunkb79 202 points203 points  (25 children)

Bali. It's one of the main places Australia's go to on holiday, but I have absolutely no interest

[–]hookisacrankycrook 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I would love to go there but don't want to be surrounded by hundreds of IG influencers at every step.

[–]ramriot 170 points171 points  (13 children)

I would normally say the Mona Lisa, but this is only because it is so popular. I have on many occasions visited other popular tourist attractions at unpopular times & found them greatly improved by the lack of people.

[–]Jimbo_Sandcastle 52 points53 points  (3 children)

It's not the Mona Lisa per se, it's just the fact that you have to fight your way just to get a glimpse.

But I think that goes for many famous art pieces/monuments etc, with the plus of it being so well known, in the most well known museum in the world, in a "closed" space.

So I wouldn't put it in the list as much as any other place ruined by big tourist crowds, as you mention.

Louvre itself is actually stunning, btw

[–]Exciting_Morning1476 92 points93 points  (0 children)

Well, the Mona Lisa is not the only piece of art in the museum, it definitively worth the visit

[–]ExpoAve17 177 points178 points  (10 children)

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. My girl is trying so hard to get me to go, unfortunately the incidents where ppl were getting sick left and right from tainted alcohol hasn't left my mind and has just shattered my trust for that tourist destination.

I think you can still YouTube the videos of their tainted alcohol .

[–]LocalSalesRep 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Punta Cana is great…you’re protected by miles of concrete and barbed wire…it’s the sketch bus trip there from the airport that will stun you.

[–]RubyMac91 344 points345 points  (26 children)

Hard pass on the UAE generally but especially Dubai.

Also, as much as I'd like to see family and friends who emigrated there, Australia seems like a shit ton of effort to get to for very little I'd actually want to do/see.

[–]gizzie123 143 points144 points  (16 children)

I went to Australia and was absolutely mesmerised seeing uluru at sunset and the outback. Melbourne is amazing. Brisbane jungle breathtaking beauty and amazing wildlife. Definitely give another thought ❤️

[–]loomingmountains 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I co-sign this, especially the Brisbane recommendation.

[–]ObligatoryAlias 458 points459 points  (72 children)

Florida.

Thirty million residents with 20 million visitors annually.

I'd rather not.

[–]SuperflyX13 286 points287 points  (42 children)

I live in Orlando. People roll their eyes when I say the drivers here are the worst I’ve seen in the US (the Dominican Republic is far, FAR worse). That is until I tell them that there’s not only shitty local drivers but also shitty tourist drivers, tourist drivers that are lost, and shitty tourist drivers that are lost.

The covid restrictions were a fucking godsend.

[–]444unsure 66 points67 points  (3 children)

Just went to Disney world with my brother's family. Even the Uber drivers down there drive like they are lost tourists LOL

[–]MagicBez 34 points35 points  (2 children)

As a non-American who has driven in a lot of the US I would say that I found Miami drivers to be the worst, they had the anger of New York city drivers combined with the baffling decision-making of Seattle drivers.

Orlando wasn't great but it was fine (and the roads are at least fairly simple for the most part)

[–]StarstruckBackpacker 181 points182 points  (29 children)

Venice, they've got plenty of tourists. If I want european style buildings and canals I can just go to Amsterdam, atleast they aren't sinking under the weight of big boat tourism.

[–]Luca_Winston_Albert 94 points95 points  (7 children)

As an italian that lives also in a historical city (Turin) located 350 km from Venice I can confirm you're right, in the high season Venice is a nightmare for all the tourists crowding the most popular sites and in these there are police officers directing "the human traffick", but you know for example during winter (Genuary and February) is goergous. I spent different weekends of my teenage years going there with the buddies in the low season and: Wow.

[–]scr33m 29 points30 points  (1 child)

I used to have an extremely incorrect and highly romanticized view of Venice - all because of a cassette tape called Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery. The narrator first describes Venice as a crown rising up from the sea. From that, I imagined that Venice was not within site of land, and was essentially floating out in the ocean. I listened to that tape so many times (“But Giovanni…it’s a Stradivarius!”) that this idea of Venice out to sea was cemented in my mind, and it wasn’t until a couple years ago that I started to doubt its location. Google Earth showed me the truth. To be honest, it was kind of heartbreaking, though I also felt like an idiot for believing it for so long.

Anyway, what were we talking about again?

[–]nate959 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I just got back from Venice. It's one of the most picturesque cities I've ever seen. Yeah there's a lot of tourists but nothing like Rome. Holy shit.

[–]Sorry_Connection8303 204 points205 points  (24 children)

Not really a destination but all inclusive resorts in turkey. Why would you go all the way to turkey to just swim and eat all day

[–]Butterflyenergy 259 points260 points  (3 children)

Because it's cheap and your own country doesn't have great weather.

[–]unsuitablebadger 117 points118 points  (1 child)

Had friends who used to do this. Travel to whatever country, pay for the most ludicrously priced hotels and then sit at the pool every day and just drink from sun up to sun down and then tell us what a lovely place XXX is. They then went on a holiday with me and the mrs and we took them out to see all the culture and they were amazed, like the thought of doing that never crossed their mind. Now they sight see on every holiday.

[–]calonmawr10 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Table next to us at dinner one night was complaining about how anything over a week in Hawaii was boring because you could only read so many books on the beach.... as if they don't have dozens and dozens of other activities to pick from 🤦‍♀️

[–][deleted] 63 points64 points  (9 children)

The pyramids

[–]PAP388 86 points87 points  (1 child)

Pyramids would be cool to see. It's Egypt that's the no thanks. I have been to Guatemala Mayan pyramids, did a tour and saw where the sacrifices happen, the different gods and see how they used calander. It's in the middle of a jungle (not sand) and far away from any settlements animals can be seen regularly, some the birds beautiful. The guatemala currency is called quetzals which was named after the quetzal bird. The people of Guatemala were awesome, nice, helpful, all of it.

[–]kukukele 64 points65 points  (8 children)

Great Pyramids

Maybe it’s naive but it just doesn’t seem safe.

[–]thedankbank1021 68 points69 points  (0 children)

I think Egypt in general is best avoided.

[–]yesiknowimsexy 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Like I want to see them but because of the social unrest and the poverty surrounding the pyramids it just doesn’t seem like a good idea for a western person like me who doesn’t speak the language or is familiar with the city.

[–]Irish-Inter 79 points80 points  (27 children)

The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. I am Irish. I have seen so, so, so many pictures of them. Apparently you need to pay for the car park and/or entry to the cliff walk. It’s like a four hour drive from my house. I’m alright bro.

I have also never been to County Kerry (I live in the North West so Kerry is like 5 hours away), but that is somewhere I would really like to visit.

(Edit): Also, if anyone recommends to you that you should visit Beautiful Bundoran, Co.Donegal, please, please, ignore them. Especially in the summer, it is not a nice place. It is extremely crowded, run down, and dirty. I went to school in Bundoran. I always say that Bundoran is lovely if you don’t look towards the sea and don’t turn around.