Readers picks: Overrated destinations of the world
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Hollywood Walk Of Fame( Frazer Harrison / Getty Images )
Place: Hollywood Walk of Fame
Last visited: September
My perspective: What's supposed to be a portal into the golden age of Hollywood has become the top tourist trap in the city. Apart from paying the expensive parking, this "mecca" is overshadowed by costumed characters pestering tourists for photo ops (for a "donation" of course), rapper wannabes peddling their CDs in your face, and a sea of poor, unsuspecting tourists, bumping against one another like billiard balls and photographing R2D2's footprints. Ah, the price you pay for a Kodak moment.
Suggested alternative: Go farther down Hollywood Boulevard for a more relaxed stroll along the Walk of Fame.
--Jay Ngo, Glendale
Pictured: Actor Tim Robbins, third from left, unveils his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside Jack Black, left, Susan Sarandon, second from left, and President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Leron Gubler, right, on Oct. 10, 2008.