7 U.S. Cities Where Visitors Feel They Wasted Their Time

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham has 162% more crime and 141% more violent crime than the Alabama average, leaving tourists feeling threatened and disappointed.

Detroit, Michigan

Despite rejuvenation efforts, Detroit is marked by abandoned buildings, underfunded services, and urban decay, making it a bleak destination.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Known for the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa suffers from poor driving conditions and a lack of attractions, disappointing many tourists.

Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield's scorching temperatures and industrial landscape, lacking charm and attractions, often disappoint visiting tourists.

Killeen, Texas

Killeen, home to Fort Hood, has a predominantly military population and lacks vibrant nightlife and cultural opportunities for tourists.

Gary, Indiana

Gary is marked by abandoned factories and urban decay, making it an unappealing destination compared to more successful neighboring cities.

Stockton, California

Stockton's high crime rate and prevalent gang activity make tourists feel threatened and limit the city's attractions and cultural offerings.