Lame Tourist Spots That Suck Us In

Venice gondola ride? Totally overrated

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 25, 2010 1:59 PM CDT

(Newser) – There's nothing like traveling halfway across the world to visit a spot that doesn't live up to the hype. SmarterTravel rounds up 10 destinations that you should scratch from your bucket list:

  1. Blarney Stone: Funny how its initials are BS. The line is long, and what you're waiting for is the chance to kiss something that hundreds of people smooched right before you.
  2. Venice gondola ride: Sure, it's romantic, but unless you're Brad and Angie, you might balk at the $100+ price tag for a 40-minute ride.

  1. Niagara Falls: It's important to remember that The Office is a TV show. Its uber-romantic depiction of the Falls clashes with the reality: cheesy museums and cheap motels.
  2. Walt Disney World: It's the happiest place on earth! But not because of the $79 daily entry fee, endless lines, and mind-boggling number of children.
  3. Willis Tower: Monster lines and a lame new name make the former Sears Tower skippable.
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Do yourself a favor and bypass the Blarney Stone.
Do yourself a favor and bypass the Blarney Stone.   (?Francesco Crippa)
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