When visitors and tourists come to Los Angeles, no doubt they make it a point to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The glitz, the glamor … the notorious rep?
A new survey calls the iconic Walk the “Worst Tourist Attraction in the World.”
KCAL9’s Hermela Aregawi went to the Walk of Fame to find out why it’s become, well, infamous.
She found people from the world over who said, yes, the walk gets crowded sometimes but the people she spoke to mostly gave it high marks.
“I think it’s super fun and awesome. It reminds you of all the great movies you saw,” says Jamie Figi, visiting from out of state.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame attracts an estimated 10 million people every year, according to the site’s Chamber of Commerce.
But have the stars lost their shine? The new survey — in TripAdvisor — seems to suggest the answer is yes.
The site was given the dubious distinction of “Worst Tourist Attraction in the World” just before Machu Picchu in Peru and Ocean Park, a marine mammal park in Hong Kong.
The Walk had its defenders.
“No, I actually think it’s a good attraction. We come quite often,” said Maria Armenta, who, ironically is hosting family from Peru.