Summer Vacay Spots I Wouldn’t Want to Go

We all know where we want to go, where would you never go that is a popular vacation spot?

I have a few places in the United States that are last on my list when I take off on the “great American Adventure.” Lovely cities, maybe, but not my cup of tea.

Places I don't want to visit

Image Credit: Derelict factories in Detroit by Peter Van den Bossche


While they love portraying the decay of Detroit in beautiful dystopian images, and I think if I was into photo journaling for vacation destinations, that might be cool. But, I’m not into photo journaling. And I think at the moment Detroit is probably the last city in America I would like to see at the moment.

Places I don't want to visit

Image Credit: Cleveland, Ohio Factory Smoke by Erik Drost

Cleveland, Ohio

I don’t think I have much of a desire to visit the entire state, but Cleveland tops the list. Doesn’t help that Cleveland always tops the list of worst places to visit in the U.S. whenever they have one of those list kind of things. Crime, cold, and overly urban environments – are you seeing a pattern in things I don’t like?

Places I don't want to visit

Image Credit:19950304 15 SP Oakland, California by David Wilson

Oakland, Cali.

I know California is beautiful, my husband lived there. I have an inkling to do a Coast tour all the way up to Canada. I don’t think I want to visit Oakland though. I think I’ll pass through San Fran, but skip Oakland.

Summer Vacay Spots You Wouldn’t Want to Go

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  • The challenge will run the month of June (link lists will be closed down July 1)
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1 Comment

  1. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    I didn’t even think of actual cities for this one. I was a bit more broad in my post, but I definitely agree with your three. I wouldn’t visit them, either.