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Can you name the 10 Most Overrated Destinations in the Southern US? (According to pjmedia.com)

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1. North Carolina“The Portland of the Southeast,” which should be enough to keep you away. More than a funky city in the mountains – it’s also a hipster mecca. The area is full of residents who play along with every hipster cliché and Leftist cause of the week – and they don’t want you there. You’ll find all sorts of reports on the web of tourists treated rudely by locals.
2. FloridaResidents of the trendier areas judge everyone on their clothing and accessories and that the culture of vanity compares greatly to Los Angeles. The city has more to offer than nightlife, but you wouldn’t know it for all the hype surrounding the party scene. That’s a shame for people who aren’t looking for a club crawl.
3. FloridaThis beach earned the nickname “Redneck Riviera” for good reasons. Like most other beach towns, it maintains a dedicated following, but unless you’re a teenager on spring break, you can domuch better. The water is nasty with seaweed.
4. Georgia (Atlanta)Atlanta is one of the most sophisticated cities in the South, yet for some reason, everyone seems to think that this trendy area is where all of Atlanta’s excitement lies. This part of Atlanta started out as the place where you could find the most ritzy homes and neighborhoods. Then the malls came. Then the clubs came. Now it feels far more like a glorified entertainment district than anything else.
5. MississippiIt doesn’t have much to distinguish it from other Gulf Coastal towns other than the casinos. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but when your city relies so heavily on the gambling industry to gain an edge on other towns, it’s destined to be overrated.
6. GeorgiaHas a beautiful monument, the Mt. Rushmore of the South, and people from all over the world flock to see the laser show. Yet many of the elements of the show have remained unchanged for over three decades. The show itself is no great shakes, and it’s certainly not worth navigating through the crowds gathering or the traffic afterwards. It’s quite a shame that a striking place so full of history has been reduced to the canvas for a demonstration of cheesy laser and projection effects.
7. TennesseeNot a particularly beautiful city, more like a Midwestern industrial town rather than a Southern city. The University of Tennessee is there, but the city doesn’t have a college town vibe. The 1982 World's Fair left the city $46 million in debt.
8. GeorgiaSurrounded by history and exhilarating natural beauty, its major attraction is a cheesy faux Alpine village. Airbrush T-shirt shops, funnel cake establishments, and souvenir trinket stores line the main drag, and most of them have Alpine puns or misplaced umlauts in their names.
9. TexasThough claiming to be a hipster paradise, and sporting an unofficial motto unofficial motto is “Keep _____ Weird,” as the state capital of a decidedly unweird state, it can only get so weird. It does have great BBQ and a vibrant music scene.
10. North CarolinaOther than gambling at Harrah's, about all there is that is worthwhile are the Trail of Tears play Unto These Hills, breathtaking scenery, and kitschy tourism

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