To many travelers, a tourist trap is something to be avoided, the worst of what an area offers to “tourists”. Notoriously overpriced and crowded, there are some cases where a tourist trap is really just that, a trap, a waste of money and something to miss however, in other cases, this is the farthest from the truth.
Tourist traps can mean many things. An area established as a way to profit from the money of tourists, other areas simply developed into tourist traps based on their significance. Just because millions of people visit a site does not make it any less important to civilization and our history. For example, ancient structures around the world which once played a distinct role in a region are now repurposed as a way to illustrate the history and culture of a region. Sites such as the Taj Mahal and the Acropolis were significant to their cultures long ago and today, represent a part of history which is still relevant, crowded or not.
The object is to find those tourist traps which are important, those which do matter and make them part of your visit, and all while avoiding those that are a waste of your money. Three of our favorites today include the Acropolis, the Grand Canyon and Stonehenge.
Visitors who plan right can even enjoy a more pleasant experience by planning their trip right. By being an informed traveler, you may be able to avoid the peak travel times and have a more “real” experience. So why visit these three?
The Acropolis – Located high above Athens, this structure is perhaps the most famous in history. Dating back to over 400 BC, it has endured thousands of years of history both beautiful and violent and remains as a testament to early man.
Grand Canyon – Welcoming millions of visitors each year, this national park is still one of the most stunning sites in our nation and worth your time. A clear illustration of geology and the power of water and time itself, this massive landmark will easily take your breath away. You can avoid many of the crowds by visiting during the shoulder seasons and getting off the beaten track.
Stonehenge – The most famous prehistoric monument in Europe and perhaps the world, Stonehenge is truly a wonder. Still not understood, it stands as a testament to the power and ingenuity of nature and man long ago.
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