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30 American Tourist Traps That Locals Totally Hate

Best Life Logo By Ashley Moor of Best Life | Slide 1 of 31: Tourists, no matter how amiable they may be, invariably prove annoying to locals. It's just an unavoidable fact of life. Take Times Square in New York City, for example: swarming crowds of picturing taking visitors from nearly every corner of the globe have completely taken over this nine-block swath of the city from locals, who can't stand the overcrowded congestion and overpriced restaurants and overwrought attractions. Or Faneuil Hall, in Boston: What once was a haven of a historical destination is now a soulless shopping mall.But, as it turns out, this unwelcome trend—the rapid transformation of popular landmarks into craven tourist traps—is happening all across the United States. From Seattle, Washington, to Washington, D.C., and everywhere in between, our country is slowly but surely turning into one giant gift shop that locals avoid like the plague. So read on to learn the areas you should avoid if you want to appear authentic. And for more unfriendly tourist destinations, check out these 20 Countries That Hate Tourists from the United States.

30 American Tourist Traps That Locals Totally Hate

Tourists, no matter how amiable they may be, invariably prove annoying to locals. It's just an unavoidable fact of life. Take Times Square in New York City, for example: swarming crowds of picturing taking visitors from nearly every corner of the globe have completely taken over this nine-block swath of the city from locals, who can't stand the overcrowded congestion and overpriced restaurants and overwrought attractions. Or Faneuil Hall, in Boston: What once was a haven of a historical destination is now a soulless shopping mall.

But, as it turns out, this unwelcome trend—the rapid transformation of popular landmarks into craven tourist traps—is happening all across the United States. From Seattle, Washington, to Washington, D.C., and everywhere in between, our country is slowly but surely turning into one giant gift shop that locals avoid like the plague. So read on to learn the areas you should avoid if you want to appear authentic. And for more unfriendly tourist destinations, check out these 20 Countries That Hate Tourists from the United States.

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