The United States is packed with amazing achievements of both humankind and nature with so many options. There are a few that although popular may not be the best use of one’s precious vacation time.
Here are five of America’s most overrated tourist attractions.
Number five: Mount Rushmore
The real excitement surrounding these massive heads happened decades ago. Ninety percent of the sculpting was done with dynamite and it lasted about four hundred fifty thousand tons of rock from the mountain. The rubble still sits at the attractions base.
Number four: Empire State Building
Sure Sleepless in Seattle makes the observation deck seem like the most romantic place in the world. Note that visitors who like the major movie studio helped it takes to gain exclusive access most often find themselves in one seriously crowded space plus the view is not the finest the Big Apple has to offer.
Number three: Hollywood walk of fame
Every year about 10 million tourists descend upon the star-filled sidewalk. There to greet them are countless souvenir vendors, people selling maps to the stars homes and pickpockets. Celebrities on the other hand are not often around unless you count the impersonators and wax likenesses.
Number two: San Francisco’s lombard street
No doubt it’s twisting and turning hill is a sight to see. It makes for a drive down to remember but is it worth sitting in all that traffic for a minute maybe two of five mile per hour fun.
Number one: Statue of Liberty
Here’s the thing, by design the statue is really really big so people can see it from a distance. There really is no need to take a ferry all the way to Ellis Island to appreciate the command she takes of the skyline or reflect upon the promise she has represented for so many over the decades.
Which tourist attraction do you think is most overrated?
Match the words and definitions:
|1. rubble||a) to recognize the good or special qualities of a person, place or thing|
|2. pickpocket||b) someone who sells something, but not in a shop|
|3. vendor||c) broken pieces of stone and brick from buildings, walls, etc. that have been destroyed|
|4. to appreciate||d) loved or valued by someone|
|5. precious||e) someone who steals money and other things from people’s pockets and bags, especially in crowded places|
Key: 1-c, 2-e, 3-b, 4-a, 5-d
|to be packed with||erssere pieno di|
|observation deck||terrazza panoramica|
|wax likeness||statue di cera|