18 Reasons to Avoid the U.S.A.

Look, there are plenty of good reasons to visit the United States. Places like New York City and Los Angeles are super cool, and there are incredibly breathtaking national parks to visit where you can commune directly with nature…

But, there are also some reasons you may wish to avoid the United States entirely. While there are things to be enjoyed about the country, there are other things that could be massive turn-offs for a foreigner paying America his or her first visit.

Below, we’re going to look at the 18 main reasons you may wish to avoid the United States. These reasons may or may not dissuade you from visiting the country. If you do visit, though, knowing these reasons will allow you to approach your trip with eyes wide open.

1. Tourist Traps Galore

No matter where you go in the United States, places are replete with tourist traps. The big ones like Times Square and Hollywood Boulevard are obvious, but those are just the largest. Even in small towns, you’re sure to find places that advertise themselves as the first this or the best at that. If you go, maintain a healthy dose of skepticism.

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