5 of America's most overrated tourist attractions
The United States is packed with amazing achievements of both humankind and nature. With so many options, there are a few that, although popular, may not be the best use of one's precious vacation time.
Here are 5 of America's most overrated tourist attractions, according to Thrillist.
Number 5 - Statue of Liberty. Here's the thing. By design, the statue is really, really big so people can see it from a distance. There really is no need to take a ferry all the way to Ellis Island to appreciate the command Lady Liberty takes of the skyline.
Number 4 - Hollywood Walk of Fame. Every year, about 10 million tourists descend upon the star-filled sidewalk. There to greet them are countless souvenir vendors, people selling maps to the stars' homes, and pickpockets. Celebrities, on the other hand, are not often around, unless you count the impersonators and wax likenesses.
Number 3 - Empire State Building. Sure, 'Sleepless in Seattle' makes the observation deck seem like the most romantic place in the world. Note that visitors who lack the major movie studio heft it takes to gain exclusive access, most often find themselves in one seriously crowded space. Plus, the view is not the finest the Big Apple has to offer.
Number 2 - San Francisco's Lombard Street. No doubt the twisting and turning street is a sight to see and makes for a drive down to remember, but is it worth sitting in all that traffic for a minute, may be two, of 5-mile-per-hour fun?
Number 1 - Mount Rushmore. The real excitement surrounding these massive heads happened decades ago. 90% of the sculpting was done with dynamite, and it blasted about 450,000 tons of rock from the mountain. The rubble still sits at the attraction's base.
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