World’s Most Overrated Travel Attractions | MojoTravels

Not everything lives up to the hype. Welcome to MojoTravels and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the world’s most overrated travel destinations are you a fan of our videos be sure to subscribe to merge your travels and ring the bell to be notified about our latest videos for this list we’re looking at attractions and destinations that appear on the bucket lists of many travelers but which often leave people disappointed once they actually get there so come along as we explore a selection of general locations and specific attractions that fail to live up to expectations to the record we’re not saying that any of these places don’t have any charms or need to be avoided we’re just here to help you manage your expectations the French Quarter New Orleans Louisiana when people think of this admittedly beautiful area New Orleans they think of jazz music a sense of theatricality people coming together to revel in the streets and of course Mardi Gras sadly the popularity of the French Quarter has largely robbed this iconic destination of both its charm and its authenticity 1 during the French Quarter you’re unlikely to encounter any locals unless you’re soaking at a bar instead you’re greeted by droves of sloppy drunks it’s like spring break but decidedly more middle aged and in uncomfortable crammed quarters it’s hard to find a good meal that isn’t ridiculously overpriced and if we’re there for music you’re better off venturing into one of the neighboring areas like Marigny where you can actually find up-and-coming acts at watering holes still frequented by locals the architecture thankfully remains just as beautiful as advertised Hobbiton movie set mata Mata New Zealand there are few fantasy worlds that have been brought to life on film quite as spectacularly as Peter Jackson managed to do for middle-earth with his adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s the Lord of the Rings thankfully the Hobbiton set has been preserved and improved upon so that people can make that fantasy a reality and actually walk through Hobbiton sadly though like so many fantasies this one is undermined by real-world limitations the overall design is undeniably fantastic so visitors who know how to manage their expectations will like we have a great time that being said paying 80 to 90 dollars for a one-hour tour is steep and unfortunately there’s no real opportunity for exploration as the tours are guided and move very quickly not to mention New Zealand is a major trek for most visitors and for many passing through Hobbiton and a hurried pace makes her a rather painful tease but who are we kidding four superfans it likely still remains a must visit Sean sale is a Paris France I like song sale is a it’s the stuff of songs and many a romantic fantasy the avenue appears on the checklist of must visit areas of Paris for pretty much every first-time visitor to the city of romance if you took basic French in high school you know that the world shocked means feel but while Paris is a city famous for its green space you won’t find much of it along this world-famous shopping street don’t get us wrong the tree-lined Avenue makes for a beautiful photograph especially with the Arc de Triomphe serving as a colossal focal point at one end but walk up and down the Avenue there xiong sale is a and you’ll find a little else but major retailers like Banana Republic the gap and Lacoste while the sidewalk itself is crowded with souvenir vendors hawking overpriced plastic Eiffel Towers now the Blarney Stone Blarney Island are you in search of the gift of gab well you’re probably better off downloading a language learning app or signing up for a public speaking course something tells us that kissing this rock isn’t going to suddenly make you eloquent clever all the world’s greatest flatterer in fact back in 2011 a Lonely Planet survey found it to be pretty much the most overrated tourist attraction in Europe with a staggering 73 percent of 13 thousand respondents recommending that people skip it regardless this world-famous stone which is sent into the battlements of its namesake castle continues to draw people from around the world as it has for ages concerns of Sanitation aside the biggest gripe that peoples have the experience is that well you’re kissing a rock that’s it the castle itself is perfectly nice and might provide added appeal enthusiasts but there’s just not a whole lot going on here rainbow mountain cuzco peru duped by instagram yet again with the right lighting conditions some editing and some handy filters the montana the siete colores or Vina kumki lives up to its name and to be fair even in person most visitors will agree that the lines of color that decorate this Peruvian mountain make for a unique sight the issue is that unless you happen to visit at the perfect time of day in August and when there hasn’t been any recent rain the colors are unlikely to come anywhere close to the vibrant hues that you’ve been obsessing over online but that’s fine right surely such a distinctive geological occurrence is reason enough to justify the trip the thing is it’s not a very easy trip visiting vinnie cuenca involves a two-hour drive followed by a three-mile hike over rough terrain if we’re coming from cusco or a three and a half hour drive through PT maka followed by an alternative track either way it’s a whole lot of time and energy and if bad weather rolls in tough luck even under good conditions many visitors voice disappointment with the site that greets them Mount Rushmore South Dakota United States when you gaze upon Mount Rushmore you’re immediately struck by what an impressive feat it is to carve the likenesses of presidents Washington Jefferson Roosevelt and Lincoln into the side of a mountain and to think this work was completed back in the early 20th century between 1927 and 1941 using relatively limited technology but once the initial impact wears off one can’t help it be somewhat underwhelmed by the actual size of the sculptures don’t get us wrong a 60-foot tall head is impressive but Mount Rushmore is hurt by its own reputation photos of Mount Rushmore provide very little by which to judge the scale of the heads and unfortunately most visitors don’t realize just how much they’ve exaggerated the size of these presidents in their minds until they see the sculpture for themselves Loch Ness the Highlands Scotland spoiler you’re not going to randomly have encounter with the legendary Loch Ness monster and once you accept that reality while you’re left with is an admittedly pretty Lake but one who’s local legend has resulted in inflated prices of pretty much every service in the area and a whole lot of tourist centric merchandising and theming unless you’re a serious Nessie fan this is likely to leave you feeling let down sure you’re unlikely to make a trip to Scotland just to visit Loch Ness but once you get there and realize that the lake is actually pretty far out of your way and that you’ve forfeited a day of your trip that could have been better spent elsewhere in this culturally origination well no amount of cheap souvenirs will make up for that time the Mona Lisa Paris France to cool the Louvre overrated would be well just wrong sure the lines are absurdly long sometimes taking upwards of two hours just to get inside but once you make it in you get to see some of the world’s most famous and stirring works of art sadly though one of the most iconic pieces in the collection has become a frequent source of disappointment due to its modest size despite its colossal artistic reputation the Mona Lisa measures only about 30 by 21 inches which actually occupies relatively little wall space size isn’t everything but the massive crowd perpetually gathered around it makes the painting feel even smaller and perhaps not worth fighting through to see in 2019 one survey of British travelers reported that according to respondents the Mona Lisa was the world’s most disappointing turrets attraction ouch do you agree 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