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Is it Un-Cool to be a Tourist?

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Somewhere along the line as I was a growing up a sheltered mid-western child, I learned that it was in bad form to be thought of as a tourist when you travel. That somehow you should try to blend in with the locals when traveling. No looking up at the skyline when in NY, "people will know you're a tourist!". Don't go to this place, or that place, because it's a "tourist trap". etc.

So, is it still looked down upon to appear to be a tourist in a city you are visiting?

I do like to find places the "locals" would go to as a way to experience the city I'm in, but I don't see anything wrong with checking out the "tourist traps" either.

What do you think?

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