THE PROBLEM WITH ANYTHING GREAT is everyone else knows about it. When it comes to visiting the United States, there are plenty of great options to select from. Tourists can literally take their pick from so many destinations and different activities, exception, more often than not, they are selected destinations that are to cities that many consider being overrated. There are many reasons a city can be considered overrated, including too many people in their tourist traps, no culture of their own, or the city offers limited choices for activities to do and all the hype around the city is gone as soon as you take away that one popular attraction.
***And let me say this…I do not hate these cities. These cities are beautiful and you should defiantly check them out, but according to some people, they are overrated…Also If you are from any of these cities, PLEASE take no offense***
I will list the top 10 most overrated U.S cities.
Why is LA number 1? It’s very economically unequal, it’s full of narcissistic freaks who care only about themselves, traffic is deplorable, cost of living is outrageous, and finding parking is more valuable than gold. While Los Angeles may be full of culture and has a very comfortable climate, the cons outweigh the pros, and unless you have a ton of money, you’d hate it here. You don’t walk, you only drive. The people are as plastic as a Hollywood starlets chest, culture DOES not exist, and people care more about what you look like than what you know
New York City
New York is the largest city in the United States and has something for anyone and everyone. The problem is, those things all tend to become the same when tourist get to New York. It’s like a checklist of cliché things to see and do in the Big Apple.There is so many fabulous things to see and do in New York, but unfortunately, most people stick to the tourist traps (Like Times Square) and don’t venture out of their comfort zone.
I’m not going to lie, San Francisco is a very good looking city, and there’s plenty to do. However, it makes this list because it’s definitely fit for certain types of people – those who really love to protest and those who have been referred to as hipsters. That’s not a bad thing, but it does make for a city that has an air of pretentiousness. Couple that with some of the highest rents in the country, you have a city that will definitely make many overrated lists.
It’s crowded, food and accommodation is insanely expensive and most of the summer you can’t see the harbour or the beaches for all the coastal fog that comes in around June and won’t shift till October.
Miami has the best nightlife on the planet. Unfortunately, many people probably can’t afford it. By many lists, Miami is the most vain city in the U.S. The interesting thing is that it’s not a city where people are rude, but they are most definitely judging the quality of your clothing and vehicle. This makes it much like LA. However, Miami is also a city where there isn’t much in the way of gainful employment.
Honolulu seems like paradise to many people, especially in colder climates where they experience snow. But many locals will say, Honolulu isn’t all that it is cracked up to be, as the weather can get unbearably hot, to the point that tourists can’t even enjoy themselves or set foot outside.
The other thing that is pushed is the ‘Aloha spirit’, which companies use as a catchphrase to bring people in. But local’s will say, that spirit is going away, especially with the mass influx of tourists.
Seattle was a booming city on the west coast with one of the best music scenes in the country. But today, it has been taken over by coffee shops and the hipster culture and the headquarters for some of the world’s biggest companies, including Amazon.
These large companies have taken over the city, with The New York Times even saying that Amazon took the soul out of Seattle, as it’s impossible to find someone who doesn’t work for the largest company in the world
New Orleans is known for a few things, such as the French Quarter, Mardi Gras and incredible food, but under that, there isn’t much else to New Orleans that is bringing tourists in any other time during the year.
The famous Bourbon Street doesn’t have many favorable reviews, and many people say that during the week, there isn’t much going on as all the action, parades and festivities happen on the weekend when the tourists come to town, pushing it more to the overrated list.
When the most famous phrase coming out of your city is, ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’, you already know you’re on the overrated list. Las Vegas is known for the party and casino lifestyle, more built for high rollers than tourists looking for art and cultural scene.
When someone says they are going to Vegas for a vacation, chances are you know exactly what they are going to be doing, and the photos and experiences will generally be all the same as everyone else who has gone.
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States but always seems to play second string to New York City. They want to be on the same level as New York, but always come up just a little short.
At the turn of the century, Chicago became obsessed with being a world-class city and started inviting celebrities in to build, and prices went high for everything from food to parking to rent.
Chicago has some amazing buildings and restaurants, but at the cost, you can probably find much cheaper alternatives and have the same great experience.
If you’re planning to visit Boston for that aspect, you’ll assuredly appreciate the city. It’s beautiful in that regard. For many, that’s kind of where it ends. Not only has it been viewed as one of the least friendly cities in the US, but it’s also one that has a massive superiority complex. A lot of this has to come from their cultural significance, as well as their perceived excellence of their sports teams.