Of all the tourist destinations in New York, there is one to avoid that is overpriced and a waste of time.

With the unofficial start to summer just a couple of weeks away, chances are you are planning those summer vacations and getaways. Part of the planning is figuring out what to do on those trips. Attractions, natural wonders, restaurants, and much more await, especially if you plan those getaways in New York.


Niagara Falls, Lake George, The Great Escape, The Finger Lakes, The Statue of Liberty, Watkins Glen State Park - all day long we could list great New York tourist destinations to check out this summer! So it would be easier to just pinpoint the one tourist trap you should avoid!

The Worst Tourist Trap In Every State

The travel experts at Cheapism scoured every state to find the worst tourist trap in all of them. If you go to Massachusetts avoid Salem where Cheapism says 'economics...trump historical charm.' In Vermont, they say to avoid the Rock of Ages quarry tour. And in New York, one overpriced destination offers little value for the cost!

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New York's Worst Tourist Trap: Times Square Museums

Cheapism says DO NOT WASTE YOUR time at the overpriced Times Square chain museums as they are typically panned by "travel bloggers." Cheapism says they have little to offer for the cost and time in the Big Apple would be much better spent at some more enriching museums.

Spots like the American Museum of Natural History, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and so many more offer hours upon hours of engaging exhibits that are well worth the price of admission.

Tour Secret Caverns, NY's Strangest Tourist Attraction

24/7 Tempo has named Secret Caverns in Howes Cave outside of Cobleskill the strangest tourist attraction in the state of New York! Equal parts quirky, hippie, and astonishing, take a little tour of this destination including their underground caves and waterfall.

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