10 Worst American Tourist Traps You Should Avoid

Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame honors world-changing artists, which we like. However, tourists find this street disappointing. Seeing a celebrity on the floor doesn't say much.

Cannery Row

Cannery Row, once a sardine canning district, is now a posh shopping and dining neighborhood. Its Monterey Harbor views and old buildings are beautiful.

San Antonio River Walk

The San Antonio River Walk, like Cannery Row, is lovely. The only thing to do here is sit at a fancy restaurant and pay exorbitant fees for San Antonio River views. First-timers should walk the river.

Hyman's Seafood

Charleston's Hyman's Seafood is legendary. The dry goods store became a seafood restaurant around 1890. The fifth-generation restaurant has hosted Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Streisand. 

Big Texan Steak Ranch

The Big Texan Steak Ranch is a restaurant, hotel, and odd gift shop that embodies Texas. The 72-ounce steak supper with bread roll, baked potato, salad, and shrimp cocktail is its specialty.

Navy Pier

Navy Pier is a picturesque mall with indoor and outdoor restaurants and shopping. Small water parks draw families in summer. 

Cafe du Monde

New Orleans is a gastronomic hub. Thus, a city mythology must provide something extraordinary. Cafe du Monde has delicious beignets. 

Times Square

Have you visited New York without visiting Times Square? Yes and no. Many more intriguing spots in the city show its magnificent, chaotic energy. The square embodies capitalistic hedonism, which fits the city. 

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Dole Plantation

Why would somebody visit Hawaii's Dole Plantation? Maybe in a state with nothing but corn fields and Walmarts, but visiting this attraction on Oahu seems like a crime. 

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf, one of San Francisco's most popular neighborhoods, offers fresh seafood and stunning harbor vistas. The Wharf, like other attractions on this list, is cool yet overcrowded.

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