Skip to Content

17 Places That Are Only Popular Because of Instagram and Aren’t Worth Visiting

Having ventured beyond the well-trodden path, I’ve come to realize that many renowned destinations fail to live up to their hype. This sentiment is shared by countless netizens who have similarly found themselves underwhelmed by celebrated attractions.

Someone asked, what famous place is not worth visiting? And here are some of the picks:

1. Baker’s Street, London

Row of phone booths in rainy London. Street view.

Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“Sherlock Holme’s house on Baker Street in London.”

“Of course, I love Sherlock Holmes, so I took the tour as a tourist. Not far into walking around the house, it dawned upon me… this is a fake set of a fictional character. What am I doing here????”

2. Atlantic City, New Jersey

hispanic woman feeling stressed, anxious or scared, with hands on head. summer concept

Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“Monopoly got me good.”

“Atlantic City is a dump.” “Nothing to see or do except gamble.”

3. Plymouth Rock, Plymouth

The famous Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of the Mayflower pilgrims in the New World.

Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“Despite all the rage, it’s still just a rock in a cage.”

Read: 10 Worst Cities To Avoid in the U.S. in 2023 (For Relocating Or Travel)

4. Hollywood, Los Angeles


Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“Hollywood is awful!”

“Hollywood, it’s seedy and disappointing. It’s full of industries that take advantage of starry-eyed silly people.”

5. Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey Island

Name of Railway Station Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom.

Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch in Wales Nothing there except an Edinburgh Wollen Mills shop. Which is just silly as Edinburgh is nearly 300 miles away.”

“It is worth stopping at the train station and taking a photo by the sign. It’s a quaint little place. I may be overstating that a considerable amount, lol, and there isn’t much else to do there.” 

“Agreed. Nothing to see there once you’ve tried and failed to pronounce the name. If I missed something good, I might get some flak for this, but I didn’t think Anglesey was worth visiting. North Wales… A lot of Wales, to be fair, is stunningly beautiful, though.”

6. Times Square, New York

travel upset

Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“Time Square on New Year’s Eve.”

“Just forget it. It has *never* been worth it.”

Read: Shocking Discoveries: 11 People Share Their First-Time Traveling to a Foreign Land

7. King’s Cross Station, London

young man feeling stressed, worried, anxious or scared, with hands on head, panicking at mistake. holidays concept

Image Credits: Kues, Shutterstock

“Platform 9¾ in King’s Cross station, London. Stupid metal statue on a straight wall, a horrible queue to taking a photo with you on it, and another hundred-meter long queue to the small and costly Harry Potter shop.”

8. Anything Egypt

Young handsome man wearing burglar mask hands together and fingers crossed smiling relaxed and cheerful. success and optimistic

Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“Egypt. It’s as if phone scams were a materialized location. You get there, and right away, the airport is going to start scamming you, take your electronics away and tell you that you need permits for them (which they will gladly sell you, and then tell you that its the wrong one and have you buy another one), the hotel you stay at will recheck your bags as the airport did and again tell you that you need permits or whatever random thing they decide they can get away telling you to need one.

The police will extort money from you if they think they can. Fake police will approach and fine you or tell you to follow them to different sites where they charge you. Children will run up to you and ask if you want to ride their camel very aggressively (they will cut you off with their camel and not let you move forward), tell you its free, and then try to charge you insane amounts of money and call their camel pimp over to deal with you if you don’t pay. If you don’t get on the camel, they will often even get the camel to attack you. It’s all pretty wild; it’s not worth it.

9. Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

disgusted girl

Image Credits:, Shutterstock

“Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin. It used to be the border between the US and Soviet sectors, but all that’s left of it is a shack and a sign, and the only thing you can do is pay to get your photo taken with someone in uniform. There’s a frickin’ McDonald’s next to it.”

Read: Traveler Beware: Top 10 Vacation Spots to Skip in 2023

10. Anything Dubai

DUBAI, UAE - JANUARY 20: Burj Al Arab hotel on January 20, 2011 in Dubai, UAE. Burj Al Arab is a luxury 5 star hotel built on an artificial island in front of Jumeirah beach

Image Credit; Deposit Photos

Dubai is a twisted parody of everything wrong with modern society, and I judge anyone who goes there for their Insta pics.”

“Dubai is like someone was playing SimCity in sandbox mode and just said who cares about any planning or organization.”

11. Leaning Tower Of Pisa, The City Of Pisa


Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“Leaning tower of Pisa, just a small town without much going on, then a ton of tourists pretending to hold it up.”

Read: How To Make Money Travel Blogging? – 5 Ways To Do It In 2023

12. Miami City

Girl beside overfilled suitcase. Woman holds green piggy bank. All savings for the journey. Bright thoughts and good mood.

Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“Miami in summer. Way too hot to go outside. Boring city, the beach is quite far away if you stay in the city. Too many idiots in Miami Beach. And horrible traffic.”

13. The Liberty Bell, Philadelphia

Photo of unsatisfied angry lady wear bright clothes disappointed bad behavior results isolated on purple color background.

Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“The Liberty Bell is one of those tourist traps that no one around Philadelphia has visited since their 3rd-grade field trip. And like you said, they renovated the building recently, and it’s in a room with giant glass windows. You can walk up and see it from the outside.”

14. Mt. Everest

Mountains landscape and sign Way to Mt. Everest Base Camp signpost in Himalayas, Nepal

Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“It’s dangerous enough that you might die but not enough that the accomplishment of reaching the top is awe-inspiring. Most dangers are mitigated by the Sherpas, who died quite a lot trying to prepare the path for what amount to a glorified tourist trap.”

15. Manneken Pis Statue in Brussels

Manneken Pis Fountain by Duquesnoy (1619), Brussels, Belgium

Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“The Manneken Pis Statue in Brussels, Belgium. It’s about a foot tall and nestled into this little corner. Chocolate versions of him are sold on the street a block away, which is larger and grander. Huge letdown, lol.”

16. Mount Rushmore, Keystone

Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota.

Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“It’s just a bunch of big faces carved into a rock. There are way cooler and more fun things to do in the black hills. Even Crazy Horse is better and essentially the same thing.”

“You can see Mt Rushmore perfectly fine from the road… No need to pay to see it.”

17. Mona Lisa, Louvre

Paris, França / Paris, France

Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“While the Louvre is amazing and can consume entire days of walking, don’t bother fighting the crowds to see the Mona Lisa. It’s tiny and has a crowd of tourists dozens deep, all taking pictures. “No flash photography” be damned, so all you see is flash reflecting off the protective glass.

Also, rumor is that the real Mona Lisa is in a basement and that the one you see is just a very convincing replica.”

“Mona Lisa room of the Louvre. SO underwhelming”

More From Mrs Daaku Studio:

young pretty woman looking shocked, angry, annoyed or disappointed, open mouthed and furious

Image Credits: Deposit Photos

Strange but True: 10 European Habits That Leave Americans Scratching Their Heads. 

We wanted to know what are the European traits that Americans find strange.

10 European Habits That Leave Americans Scratching Their Heads

10 Endangered Jobs That May NOT Be Around Much Longer

A beautiful young Caucasian woman with her hand in her hair.

Image Credits: Deposit Photos

Some professions are becoming obsolete as technology, and societal shifts continue to shape the workforce. We bave listed some jobs that don’t see the light in the coming years. 

10 Endangered Jobs That May Not Be Around Much Longer

Kill It: 10 Frugal Things That You’re Doing, But Aren’t Worth it ANYMORE!

Photo crazy astonished guy see incredible vacation sales discounts impressed, raise modern bright specs wear white clothes isolated over blue color background

Image Credits: Deposit Photos

While being frugal is a wise financial practice, not all frugal habits appeal to everyone. Some may find certain practices tedious, uncomfortable, or just not worth it anymore.

Kill It Now: 10 Frugal Things That You’re Doing, But Aren’t Worth It Anymore

11 Most Hated or Useless Jobs That People Wish They Could Eliminate From Society

Close up photo beautiful her she lady unexpected epic fail arms hands fingers near mouth bite teeth eyes full fear oh no expression wear casual white t-shirt clothes isolated violet purple background.

Image Credits: Deposit Photos

The modern job market is diverse, and each profession has a unique value. However, specific jobs may be considered useless, providing little benefit to society.

11 Most Hated or Useless Jobs That People Wish They Could Eliminate from Society

Don’t Get Duped: 10 Biggest Rip-Offs That You Are Continuously Buying

Surprised and impressed brunette girl looking amazed and pointing fingers down.

Image Credits: Deposit Photos

As consumers, we often fall prey to clever marketing tactics and gimmicks that convince us to buy overpriced products or services that don’t live up to expectations. 

Don’t Get Duped: 10 Biggest Rip-offs That You Are Continuously Buying

This article was originally published on Mrs. Daaku Studio.