It’s easy to be carried away and misled when you visit a place to which you have never been before. A quick Google search usually suggests the most popular sites. Unfortunately, they are often the ones you want to avoid. The vicious cycle begins. More people visit the recommended locations, resulting in overprices foods and services. This is not to say that you should avoid popular destinations such as Paris, Rome and London. Keep in mind that they have a lot more to offer than the unpleasantness that invariably comes with huge crowds. The following list, ranked in no particular order, consists of tourists traps in the U.S. and Europe that you should avoid if you can help it. Even though a few are technically free of charge, hapless visitors should still stay away.