Locals reveal what not to do in top tourist destinations

Ruth Doherty
Locals reveal what not to do in top tourist destinations
Locals reveal what not to do in top tourist destinations

Living near the likes of top tourist hotspots like Disneyland might sound like fun - but it's not always the case for locals.

Now, residents in top tourist destinations have taken to Reddit to reveal how to stay on their good side.

See also: Embarrassing things tourists do abroad

See also: Tourist no-nos: Things that cause offence around the world

The responses come after a question was posed on the site that read: "People who live near famous tourist destinations, what is something the average person should know?"

One London resident explained that slow-moving tourists are a particular annoyance, writing: "Don't stand on the left on the escalator [in the underground train stations]. You'll be mown down by a barrage of tutting."

Other London tips include: "London, do not travel on the tube between 8-10 and 5-7 on weekdays. Just trust me."

While another advised: "Just to add to this - if you're in the centre of London, just walking to your next tube stop is often very doable and allows you to see more of the city. London is full of alleyways, tons of history, small cafes and restaurants, museums. If you ever have the chance, in my opinion the best day out in London is walking along the River Thames."

One user referenced how visitors need to be well prepared when taking a trip to the Grand Canyon, warning: "If you're gonna go to the Grand Canyon, bring water and layers. Seriously. The amount of people I have seen on 7+ mile trails without water is scary. Also: I've hiked in and out when its been snowing and freezing and a couple miles in have just been in leggings and a sports bra. And then you rest for 2 seconds and suddenly need to put on 2 jackets and mittens. The temp difference between the rim and the floor is insane too. Prepare for everything."

"Another pro tip: the rim ain't nothing to f*** with. Stop taking "cool" and 'daring' pics on scary ass ledges. If you don't fall off, you might knock rocks off and on to people hiking below. Those fences are there for a reason."

New Yorkers apparently want you to be well-prepared too - so you don't clog up the sidewalk. One wrote: "If you're in NYC at all, keep moving. Don't stop in the middle of the sidewalk. Don't stand at the end of the street deciding which crosswalk to go on. MOVE YER ASS!"

Another said: "This isn't a theme park, it wasn't all laid on to feed your Instagram. Some of us live and work here. Wake up."

Another New Yorker said: "A lot of the NY museums are free. It is a suggested donation. The ticket people are trained to make you feel bad, but just tell them some guy on reddit says he pays enough taxes for lifetime memberships for everyone that sees this post."