Post # 1
…what are people/tourists surprised you’ve never done/seen?
-I’ve never been to the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island
-Never been to the Top of the Rock
-Never ice-skated in Rock Center
-Never ate Junior’s cheesecake
-Never ate at most of the “famous” New York places…most of them are “famous for tourists” ;o)
Post # 3
Um I’m guilty of everything you are guilty of and I’ll add the Empire State Building to that list.
Post # 4
I’ve done pretty much everything the tourists come here to do! Its not the biggest place ever, so there isn’t TONS to do.
Post # 5
Haha! I am so glad you posted this! I was just thinking about it the other day.
-never been to the top of the Sears Tower
-never been to the Bean
-never been to a Cubs game (at this point it’s INTENTIONAL. I just feel like saying “get the hell out of my neighborhood!” on game day now.)
– never been on one of the Chicago boat tours
-never had a Chicago style hot dog
Post # 6
@Kittyachi: I went to ESB when I was like 8. Definitely not recently LoL
Post # 7
I’ve never been to the White House!
Post # 8
Lilyfaith you FAILED at being a Chicago girl lol jk
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
@lilyfaith – I went to Chicago with some girlfriends and they wanted to do ALL of the touristy stuff, but all I wanted to do was shop and go to bars/restaurants. We did end up seeing the Bean, and it was actually kind of cool, but I had no desire to see the Sears Tower.
Generally, when I travel, I like to see how the people there live, now how the tourists do.
Post # 10
@danadelphia: Ohhhh you mean you’re from Philly and can’t weigh in on Geno’s vs. Pat’s? ;o) That must be the same as us NYers always being asked what’s a good place to eat in Times Square.
I heard Tony Luke’s is way better than Geno’s or Pat’s :o)
Post # 11
hmm.. the only thing I can think of is I’ve never been to a Lakers game (but been offered tickets quite a few times)!!
Post # 12
I agree…Tony Luke’s is the best!
Post # 13
I live in Philly and I also haven’t done most of the things listed above. Most touristy stuff here are historical things, which I’m not really into.
I have been to Pat’s a few times, years ago when I used to eat meat, and I do have to say their cheesesteaks were quite good. Although my favorite at the time was actually Jim’s Steaks.
Post # 14
I live in Tahoe and I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding. 🙂 I hibernate in the winter.
Post # 15
People are suprised that I hardly ever go to the Strip and that I have seen very few of the shows (I have lived here 10 years and literally just saw Love two weeks ago). When I went away to college people used to ask what casino I lived in, but I just assumed they were joking.
Post # 16
I love the tourist stuff when I visit other places. I think there’s this stigma that if you live there and you go to a tourist place, you’re not cool or something, but I’d be really sad if I had never been to Disney World or Universal or Sea World (surprisingly, a lot of Floridians have never been to any)! My husband hates tourist attractions because he thinks it makes him look like a tourist, but I say “who cares,” if it’s fun, its fun! There’s a reason so many people go.