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The Most Notorious Tourist Traps - Slideshow

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The Most Notorious Tourist Traps - Slideshow

South of the Border

South of the Border

South Carolina, USA
You can indeed find this cutesy, marginally offensive rest stop south of a border -- the North Carolina state line to be specific -- in the small town of Dillon, S.C.
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Wall Drug Store

Wall Drug Store

South Dakota, USA
Stopping at this rest stop in the South Dakota Badlands will get you a free glass of ice water, a 5¢ cup of coffee, and maybe even a picture with this giant jackalope.
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South of the Border

South Carolina, USA
You can indeed find this cutesy, marginally offensive rest stop south of a border -- the North Carolina state line to be specific -- in the small town of Dillon, S.C.
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Wall Drug Store

South Dakota, USA
Stopping at this rest stop in the South Dakota Badlands will get you a free glass of ice water, a 5¢ cup of coffee, and maybe even a picture with this giant jackalope.
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Niagara Falls

New York, USA & Ontario, Canada
Niagara's reputation as a campy honeymoon spot might overshadow the beauty of its waterfalls.
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Niagara Falls Hotels
Niagara Falls Attractions
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The Poconos

Pennsylvania, USA
The Poconos is known as a spot for skiing and snuggling. Amorous travelers like the heart-shaped hot tubs, beds and pools found in the resorts of this northeastern Pennsylvania region.
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Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa, Italy
You should get a good look at Pisa's slanted tower and then get quickly out of Dodge. Some vacationers say this Tuscan town is worth no more than a day trip.
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The Liberty Bell

Philadelphia, USA
The Liberty Bell is usually a crowded site, so some travelers suggest you catch your glimpse from the outside square, looking in through a window. And yes, the crack really is that big.
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Philadelphia Hotels
Philadelphia Attractions
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Times Square

New York City, USA
Good luck finding a one-of-a-kind store where you haven't shopped or a chain restaurant where you haven't dined in at this busy intersection of Manhattan.
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New York City Hotels
New York City Attractions
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Piccadilly Circus

London, United Kingdom
Plastered with blinking ads, Piccadilly Circus is a chatoic jumble of traffic and photo-ready tourists.
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London Hotels
London Attractions
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Gondola Rides on the Grand Canal

Venice, Italy
Sunset rides along the Grand Canal are the epitome of romance. Just set sail before it gets too late, so it won't be too dark to gaze into your loved one's eyes.
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Venice Hotels
Venice Attractions
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Gondola Rides at the Venetian

Las Vegas, USA
Although cheaper (and potentially cleaner) than a Venice gondola, Las Vegas' version of this romantic classic can't hold a candle to the real thing.
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Las Vegas Hotels
Las Vegas Attractions
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