Summer Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?  

Kellie Kreiss
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List Rules Vote up the summer vacation destinations that were utter disappointments; vote down the ones you'd consider giving another chance.

Summer vacation: It's the anxiously anticipated time of year when people use up all the money and vacation days they've saved in order to escape from reality for a week (or two, if they're lucky). Yet sometimes this escape isn't everything they thought it would be - and sometimes it's downright horrible.

The trouble with vacationing is most of the time people select their dream destination with the help of travel sites, blogs, and good ol' word of mouth, none of which truly lessen the risks inherent in clicking "purchase" on that plane ticket. Will you like it? Will it be everything you expected? Will it be a total waste of time and money?

Sadly, it happens to all of us at some point: the dream vacation gone wrong. The five-star hotel that turns out to be a ruin of its former self. Or the once pristine beach now littered with thousands of tourists' trash.

Here are some of the most popular yet disappointing tourist destinations to grace the pages of travelers' passports and scrapbooks. Vote up the summer vacation destinations that left you longing for the office and vote down those that might just be worth another visit.

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1
105 53
CancĂșn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Quintana Roo, Mexico

2
82 47
Cabo San Lucas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Baja California Sur, Mexico

3
94 64
Jersey Shore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
New Jersey, USA

4
99 74
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
California, USA

5
75 54
Graceland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

6
81 63
Myrtle Beach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
South Carolina, USA

7
83 67
Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
New Jersey, USA

8
121 106
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Nevada, USA

9
69 62
Niagara Falls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
New York, USA

10
59 52
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
California, USA

11
43 36
Dubai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
United Arab Emirates

12
83 79
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
California, USA

13
82 78
New York City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
New York, USA

14
64 59
Miami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Florida, USA

15
51 46
Cuba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Americas

16
49 44
Napa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
California, USA

17
50 47
Montego Bay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Saint James Parish, Jamaica

18
37 33
Ibiza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Pityusic Islands, Spain

19
38 35
Outback is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Australia

20
84 87
Disneyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Anaheim, California, USA

21
49 48
Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?

22
37 35
Blarney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Blarney Ireland

23
51 52
Waikiki Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

24
69 74
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Contiguous United States, USA

25
51 54
Key West is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Florida, USA

26
53 62
Grand Canyon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

27
40 47
Kissimmee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Florida, USA

28
44 52
London is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
United Kingdom

29
34 40
Amalfi Coast is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Province of Salerno, Italy

30
47 56
Rome is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Lazio, Italy

31
50 60
Paris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
France

32
33 40
Pisa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Tuscany, Italy

33
36 44
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Americas

34
82 103
Walt Disney World is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

35
32 42
Sydney is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
New South Wales, Australia

36
35 46
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Alaska, USA

37
30 42
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Asia

38
53 73
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Illinois, USA

39
33 48
Tulum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Mexico

40
34 51
Maine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
USA

41
28 43
Munich is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Bavaria, Germany

42
32 49
Hilton Head Island is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
South Carolina, USA

43
35 55
Outer Banks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
North Carolina, USA

44
32 55
Yellowstone National Park is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?

45
45 74
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Louisiana, USA

46
21 40
Nova Scotia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
Canada

47
28 56
Joshua Tree National Park is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Which Summer Vacation Spot Will You Never Go Back To?
California, USA