‘Hollywood Boulevard smells like s*** and Roswell is creepy’: Tourists reveal the attractions they claim are not worth the hype
- One tourist said that Roswell, New Mexico, was almost empty and felt ‘creepy’
- Another couldn’t understand the attraction of going on vacation to Atlantic City
- While one added that the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen was too small
Some tourists pay thousands to fly half way around the world to visit Hollywood Boulevard.
But they’re wasting their time according to one internet user – because it ‘smells like straight-up s***’.
This outpouring was just one of many that appeared on a forum dedicated to the revealing of ‘overhyped’ tourist attractions.
Pictured is Romeo and Juliet’s balcony in Verona, which has been described as ‘tiny’ and ‘crammed with people’
The discussion was started on US-based site Reddit when one user posed the question: ‘What’s a tourist attraction you’ve been to that was 100 per cent not worth the hype?’
And almost immediately ‘girlthatfelltoearth’ ranted about Hitler’s typewriter, which is housed at Bessemer’s Hall of History Museum in Alabama.
She said: ‘Hitler’s typewriter. It’s a typewriter, I’m not sure what I expected.’
While ‘Jay_1327’ added that he was not impressed by the so-called Romeo and Juliet balcony in the Italian city of Verona.
He wrote: ‘Like, 10,000 people all crammed into this tiny alleyway just to see a balcony that I found out was built after the play was written.’
For ‘properrocky’ the town of Roswell, New Mexico, was the most overrated place.
He said: ‘You’d think it would be a hot spot for conventions and space geeks, but it was an incredibly tiny town with dozens of alien shops and barely any people. It was creepy as hell.’
One tourist said that Hollywood Boulevard, pictured, smelled like ‘straight up s*** from the sewer’
While ‘astroidzombies’ was not impressed by Hollywood Boulevard: ‘Just a bunch of homeless people and the place smells like straight-up s*** from all the sewers around.’
Atlantic City native ‘Weapons_Grade_Autism’ said they couldn’t understand the attraction with their home town.
They wrote: ‘I’m amazed that people actually come here for vacation. It’s just a few crappy casinos and some run-down strip clubs.
‘If you go one street off the boardwalk you’re in the slums. The food is good but incredibly overpriced.’
While another user said the French Quarter of New Orleans didn’t live up to the hype.
They wrote: ‘Funny how nobody ever mentions the fact that French Quarter smells like an outhouse. I love the history but yeah… it seriously stinks.’
One New Yorker said Times Square was full of ‘a**holes in costumes’
New Yorker ‘SafetyDanceInMyPants’ was perplexed by tourists in the city wanting to spend time in Times Square.
He wrote: ‘The thing is… once you’ve seen it, keep walking. There is nothing there you want to buy.
‘The people in costumes are obstacles and a**holes — tell them to eat a d*** and keep walking. The photos you’d take there have all been taken before. So come, see it, and continue walking.’
While ‘ArcticPugs’ was left unimpressed by another New York attraction – the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
They wrote: ‘There was so many people we couldn’t even get that close. And once we were somewhat near I realized the only real reason we were there was to take pictures/make memories.
One tourist moaned that they walked for 90 minutes in Copenhagen ‘for a 12-inch statue’
‘The only memories I have from that night was the stress of that damn city!’
Meanwhile others commenting on the thread shared their experiences of well-known tourist attractions they say were too small or too inaccessible to enjoy.
One, ‘JBleexy1979’, said: ‘Mount Rushmore. It looks exactly like any picture you’ve ever seen. It’s not easy to get up close to it.’
Another, ‘Gaius_Octavius’, added: ‘Mona Lisa, no. The Louvre, yes. Spend your time looking at everything else.’
While ‘DJ_DD’ moaned: ‘Little Mermaid in Copenhagen. 90 minute walk for a 12 inch statue.’ Well the clue, surely, is in the title…