September 28, 2021

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Disappointing photos show what 9 top luxury destinations look like in real life Part 3

By Katie Warren from Business Insider

Some places around the world are known as go-to spots for luxury travel, shopping, or experiences.

The Champs Elysées in Paris, for example, with its Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Longchamp boutiques, is consistently ranked one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world. Dubai boasts of having the most luxurious hotel in the world.

But many find that these and other luxury destinations don’t quite live up to the hype. Take a look below for some disappointing photos of what nine luxury hotspots look like in real life.

The vineyards of Napa Valley in California are considered to be a top-notch wine destination.

The vineyards of Napa Valley in California are considered to be a top-notch wine destination.

Source:Visit Napa Valley

But with its more than three million visitors per year, Napa can quickly get overcrowded and overpriced. Wine tastings in the region have traditionally cost between $5 and $50, but high-brow tastings in swanky venues that cost up to $300 are on the rise in Napa, according to Bloomberg.

But with its more than three million visitors per year, Napa can quickly get overcrowded and overpriced. Wine tastings in the region have traditionally cost between $5 and $50, but high-brow tastings in swanky venues that cost up to $300 are on the rise in Napa, according to Bloomberg.

Source: Business Insider,Visit Napa ValleyBloomberg

People come to Las Vegas from all over the world to party, gamble, and have their bachelor and bachelorette parties. Those with money to spare can easily spend it on luxury hotels, expensive shows, bottle service at exclusive clubs, and of course, in casinos. But the city isn’t always as fun as it seems.

People come to Las Vegas from all over the world to party, gamble, and have their bachelor and bachelorette parties. Those with money to spare can easily spend it on luxury hotels, expensive shows, bottle service at exclusive clubs, and of course, in casinos. But the city isn't always as fun as it seems.

Source: Business Insider

Virtually everything in Vegas is created for tourists, resulting in a lack of authenticity and culture, according to INSIDER’s Sarah Schmalbruch.

Virtually everything in Vegas is created for tourists, resulting in a lack of authenticity and culture, according to INSIDER's Sarah Schmalbruch.

Source: Yahoo Travel,INSIDER

Las Vegas was voted the most overrated city in the world in a 2015 survey by Yahoo Travel. It could be because of the overpriced cocktails, the $5.99 ATM fees, or perhaps simply because of the lack of real culture.

Las Vegas was voted the most overrated city in the world in a 2015 survey by Yahoo Travel. It could be because of the overpriced cocktails, the $5.99 ATM fees, or perhaps simply because of the lack of real culture.

Source:Business Insider

It’s also very difficult to find a traditional sit-down restaurant near the Strip that isn’t overpriced, according to The Travel. “Local restaurants cater to people eating in a hurry (fast food, buffets, etc), so there are only a limited number of traditional restaurants close to the Strip,” C. Pennington wrote. “These restaurants are often overcrowded, and they can get expensive.”

It's also very difficult to find a traditional sit-down restaurant near the Strip that isn't overpriced, according to The Travel.

Source: The Travel

A serene gondola ride on the canals of Venice might seem like an essential experience to have in “The Floating City.”

A serene gondola ride on the canals of Venice might seem like an essential experience to have in

But you might pay $100 only to be squashed between boats filled with other tourists for 40 minutes.

But you might pay $100 only to be squashed between boats filled with other tourists for 40 minutes.

Source: Trip Savvy

And the streets can be even more crowded than the waterways.

And the streets can be even more crowded than the waterways.

There’s also very little green space in Venice for tired tourists to escape from the heat and humidity in the summertime, when people tend to visit.

There's also very little green space in Venice for tired tourists to escape from the heat and humidity in the summertime, when people tend to visit.

Source: Venice Travel Guide

For more on this story go to: https://www.businessinsider.com/disappointing-photos-top-luxury-destinations-paris-dubai-napa-2018-9

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