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Expensive, dangerous, unfriendly: where you shouldn’t go in 2024

Experts have compiled a list of the six most overrated tourist spots. Why you shouldn't visit these popular destinations, reports New York Post.

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Some travelers opt for a dreamy beach getaway, others grab a coat and head off to a snowy winter wonderland, while others love the endless concrete jungle filled with cultural attractions. But there are places that are not worth your utmost attention.

Here are the 6 most overrated places you shouldn't visit in 2024.

Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza is the party hub when it comes to the Spanish islands. But a party isn't all that appealing when there are people around who act like they've never had a vacation before.

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In fact, the general atmosphere is more repulsive than attractive.

We're talking about loud, arm-waving tourists with no sense of personal boundaries. With long queues, high prices and trailer park-like streets, you might be better off in Mallorca.

Canggu (Bali), Indonesia

Travelers have voted Bali the best island in all of Asia, but not every region of this stunning island passes the test of a pleasant atmosphere.

Travelers complain that Canggu is not as attractive as it used to be. It's difficult to see all the interesting places on the go when you're constantly stuck in traffic. Every year, crowds of tourists flock to Bali year after year, which is why disappointment with the resort is growing. If you're looking for zen, this is definitely not the place for you.

The best option is the other side of Bali - Seminyak.

Dubai, UAE

Some will say that Dubai is a bucket list destination, while many who have been there say that it is clearly overrated.

This is a city of endless shopping. Materialism reigns supreme in this opulent desert metropolis, where gleaming buildings dwarf the few attractions.

Of course, there are beaches for relaxation, but this paradise is set against a foggy sky. Neighboring Oman offers a great alternative, with affordable brand-name beach resorts, hospitable locals and colorful experiences.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco is one of America's most iconic cities, with many of its landmarks instantly recognizable. Unfortunately, this gorgeous coastal city has been making headlines lately for a variety of negative reasons.

Along with the scenic views, prim neighborhoods and tourist attractions, there is a noticeable uptick in crime everywhere.

Travelers need to be on guard at all times, especially in the city center, as some streets feel like a zombie apocalypse, except Woody Harrelson isn't there to save you. Those looking to vacation in California might want to consider San Diego, a fun beach city with good weather and a new law that bans unsightly homeless encampments.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is a beautiful city known for its picturesque canals, free spirit and bike-friendly lifestyle. As attractive as Amsterdam may be on paper, you won't find any "Welcome" posters.

Red light streets attract huge crowds of tourists.

But Amsterdam is so tired of crowded streets that it even launched a “Stay Away” campaign. For travelers who want to feel welcome, there is an alternative. This is Bruges in Belgium. The city is replete with beautiful canals and historical sites.

Paris, France

2024 is absolutely not a good year to visit Paris. Even in normal times, it is not cheap, but this year the prices are sure to soar higher than the Eiffel Tower - the city is hosting the Summer Olympic Games.

This means that when the Olympic Games take over a city, there is no trace of culture left. Since crowds are already annoying, the hordes of Olympic tourists from around the world this summer will only make the problem worse.

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Of course, you will be able to go into a cafe and take the obligatory photo with the Eiffel Tower, but you may accidentally get your eye gouged out with a selfie stick by tourists taking photos nearby.

How about another trip to France this year? The fairytale town of Saint-Emilion oozes charm. There you can drink local wine and chat with friendly locals without having to deal with tourists.

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