What do you think of the experiences near to or far from you that cater to tourists? From the chintzy shoddy antique-filled museums found in little towns of 1000 people, to the massive monoliths and people-swarmed amusement parks that are advertised nationally and make you wear mouse ears or get escorted around by bald creepy old dancing men.
Do you avoid 'em, pursue 'em, or never had an occasion to experience 'em? (The tourist locations, not the creepy old men...)
And how well do you know the "tourist activities" that are available in your place of residence - do you / have you done the same things that tourists do in your own area of residence?
reason for the questionHad a little retrominivacation this week, taking the tykes to "Anne of Green Gables" land in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Although it's extremely tourist-trappy, we avoided most of the souvenir crap and shoddy games, and had great fun doing the trails in the provincial parks and spending the day at the Cavendish beach. But we breathed a huge sigh of relief that we'd booked during the off-season, because we DO NOT LIKE crowds - they make Retrospouse and me hot, short-tempered, and irritable.
Was wondering if others felt the same...