In the Media: Over-rated tourist attractions

Published on: July 16, 2014 | Last Updated on June 24, 2019
The Great Wall at Mutianyu (Photo credit: Andrew Levine)

A group of travel writers and bloggers weighs in on some over-rated attractions and destinations they have visited.

Even world-class tourist attractions don’t always live up to picture postcard promises. Ironically, some are so popular and draw so many people that crowds detract from the experience. Other times, it’s a matter of misplaced expectations. assigned me to ask a group of travel writers and bloggers about some over-rated tourist attractions and destinations that they have visited. The site selected six of them to showcase on a slideshow on the site.

The over-rated attractions:

  • The Mona Lisa
  • Plymouth Rock
  • The Great Wall of China
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Key West, and
  • The Alamo:

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  • Reply
    July 21, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Interesting, I agree with you. The Great Wall of China is over-rated 🙂

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