(Closed) If you live in a tourist destination…

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Um I’m guilty of everything you are guilty of and I’ll add the Empire State Building to that list. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Haha! I am so glad you posted this! I was just thinking about it the other day. 

I’ve 

-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 # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve never been to the White House!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Lilyfaith you FAILED at being a Chicago girl lol jk

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • 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 # 11
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Buzzing bee

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
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Bee Keeper

I agree…Tony Luke’s is the best!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I live in Tahoe and I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding.  🙂  I hibernate in the winter.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

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