Tourism is a booming industry in the United States, with millions of visitors traveling to various destinations yearly. However, not all tourist destinations are created equal, and some may leave visitors feeling disappointed or underwhelmed. Recently on an online platform, Americans have shared their thoughts on the worst tourist destinations in the U.S.
"I don’t know what people are expecting, but it’s just a big shopping mall,” the first American said. It also may not provide the same local flavor and authenticity that other tourist destinations can offer.
Many Americans reported being very underwhelmed after visiting Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Plymouth Rock is known as the traditional site where the Pilgrims first stepped ashore when they arrived on the Mayflower in 1620.
Despite its popularity, many Americans bashed this tourist destination saying, “It’s basically hillbilly Vegas.” Another traveler added, “It’s Vegas if it was run by Ned Flanders. It’s like Vegas without booze, gambling, and fun.”
Hollywood, the once-glamorous and fascinating city that’s often been glorified in movies and T.V. shows, has received some criticism from Americans who believe it to be the worst tourist destination in the United States.
While Niagara Falls may still be an awe-inspiring natural wonder, Americans have expressed disappointment with the surrounding towns. They believe the tourist destination has lost its charm due to rampant commercialization and lack of maintenance.