TheStreet recently published at article naming Sunken Gardens Underrated. Sunken Gardens was named the 10th most underrated tourist attraction in the US.
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When you take your kids on vacation, they’ll probably want to go to a popular theme park.
But theme parks have gotten more expensive these days and the more you spend, the more you expect, which could set you up for disappointment.
In a study by tourism site HawaiianIslands.com, some of most overrated tourist spots are theme parks.
Volcano Bay Water Park at Universal Studios in Orlando ended up the most overrated attraction in the U.S., according to the HawaiianIslands research of more than 17,000 Tripadvisor reviews. Some 39 reviews out of every 1,000 expressed disappointment by their experience and labeled the park “overrated.”
You may go to the hotspots anyway, but what if that friend or family member — the one who likes quirky museums, botanical gardens, wildlife sanctuaries, or other off-the-beaten path-spots — knows something you don’t?
To find out which spots visitors thought were worth going to and which were not, researchers at HawaiianIslands.com analyzed more than 17,000 Tripadvisor reviews for destinations in all 50 states, ranking them by how many posts label the attraction as ‘overrated’ or ‘underrated.’
10. Sunken Gardens Underrated
- ‘Underrated’ mentions per 1,000 reviews: 32
St. Pete’s oldest living museum is a 4-acre botanical paradise in the heart of the city. The 100-year-old Sunken Gardens is a historic gem and home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region. Wander through a living collection of more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers complete with cascading waterfalls and a flock of flamingos.