Overrated Tourist Attractions You Should Avoid This Summer

Summertime vacation staples like the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore are often at the top of the list for a family road trip, but you may be a little let down when you get there, thanks to unbearable crowds or expectations that have been set too high. To help you get the most from your precious time off, HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd spoke with HuffPost Associate Travel Editor Suzy Strutner and Travel + Leisure Executive Digital Editor Rich Beattie to get their best tips for tourist traps to skip and hidden gems to discover on your next trip.

Check out some of their tips in the clip above, and click here to see the full HuffPost Live conversation.