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Summer tourist spots to avoid — and where to go instead

Cheapism Logo By Mia Taylor of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 53: Of all the joys of summer, crowds are not one of them. Nor are sky-high seasonal prices and tacky, pop-up attractions and tourist traps designed for the sole purpose of separating you from your money. With input and recommendations from tourism authorities and travel bloggers nationwide, we've compiled a list of more than two dozen tourist spots that, while worthy of a visit during much of the year, are probably best avoided in summer.Related: Offbeat Attractions in All 50 States

Destinations Best Skipped

Of all the joys of summer, crowds are not one of them. Nor are sky-high seasonal prices and tacky, pop-up attractions and tourist traps designed for the sole purpose of separating you from your money. With input and recommendations from tourism authorities and travel bloggers nationwide, we've compiled a list of more than two dozen tourist spots that, while worthy of a visit during much of the year, are probably best avoided in summer.

Related: Offbeat Attractions in All 50 States

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