It is a disappointing Chicago tourist attraction, indeed.
As they say, you can never go wrong with visiting Chicago…however, one particular Chicago tourist attraction that seems to cause regret once you’ve arrived.
A team of researchers and data analysts identified which cities are the most overvalued globally and which tourist destinations in each city are the most disappointing to tourists.
And, as we have been trying to tell tourists for, like, ever, Chicago’s most disappointing tourist destination is, drumroll, please….Navy Pier!
Now, if we can make the case for Navy Pier and say it isn’t that terrible. They host free Chicago concerts (with R&B Legend Mavis Staples), they have one of the largest rooftop bars, and it’s the only place in Chicago that puts on magnificent fireworks show weekly. However, between us, it’s the overpriced food, the limited rides, and the suffocating crowds that deter us from going.
As for our spot on the list, we ranked 62nd as the most overrated city, with only 8.5% disappointed tourists. So, don’t be deterred from visiting Chicago; with majestic gardens, riverside dining, and an electric music scene, there’s so much to love about this city.
As for the cities that are the most overrated, though, the top five go to Bangkok, Thailand, Antalya, Türkiye, Singapore, Singapore, Munich, Germany, and Rimini, Italy. Check out the full ranking overrated cities here.
As for places and events that should be on your bucket list, we have a few ideas for things to do in Chicago at least once. We recommend divvying along the Chicago Lakefront path, tilting above the city’s edge at 360 Chicago, and chowing down on the classic Chicago hotdog—with no ketchup, of course.