As they say, New York is never a mistake…however this one particular destination is.
A team of researchers and data analysts identified which cities are the most overvalued globally, and then which tourist destinations in each city are the most disappointing to tourists.
And, as us New Yorkers have been trying to tell tourists for, like, ever, New York’s most disappointing tourist destination is, drumroll, please….Times Square!
Okay, now dare we say Times Square isn’t all that bad–they are hosting nearly 100 free open-air concerts and events this summer and there would be no New Year’s without the iconic ball drop (watched only through the TV, of course)–but between swarms of bees, all those questionable characters walking around, and the suffocating crowds, it’s a no from us.
As for our spot on the list, we ranked as the 73rd most overrated city, with only 7.5% of disappointed tourists. So we’re obviously not all bad (though we already knew that).
As for the cities that are apparently the most overrated though, the top five goes to Bangkok, Thailand, Antalya, Türkiye, Singapore, Singapore, Munich, Germany, and Rimini, Italy.
And our friends over in Miami came in sixth, but hey, don’t shoot the messenger!
The full ranking can be found here.