Here's where tourists spend the most time in 11 cities around the world — and where locals go instead
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  • Here's where tourists spend the most time in 11 cities around the world — and where locals go instead
Here's where tourists spend the most time in 11 cities around the world — and where locals go instead
In San Francisco, tourists love watching sea lions on Pier 39.
Pier 39 in San Francisco, California, USA.
Union Square ranks second, and Fisherman's Wharf third.
Locals prefer the farmers' market hall inside the Ferry building.
The Ferry building in San Francisco, California, USA.
Locals also love Union Square, closely followed by Market Street.
When visiting Los Angeles, tourists can't miss Universal Studios Hollywood.
Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, USA.
They also flock to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Original Farmer's Market.
Locals would rather catch a Lakers game or concert at the Staples Center.
The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Locals can also be found at the Original Farmers Market, as well as The Grove.
In New York City, tourists and locals alike flock to Madison Square Garden.
Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Tourists' second favorite spot is The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, followed by Times Square.
Locals like spending time in Bryant Park, or the One World Observatory – World Trade.
The Magnificent Mile also ranks at number one across the board in Chicago.
The Magnificent Mile along Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tourists will visit The Art Institute of Chicago and the Navy Pier, while locals head to United Center and East Bank Club.
The Tower of London makes a great photo op for tourists.
The Tower of London in the United Kingdom.
They also enjoy the Borough Market, and the British Museum.
Locals prefer sampling specialty foods at Borough Market.
Borough Market in London, United Kingdom.
Otherwise, they can be found at St Paul's Cathedral or Sky Garden.
The Louvre is Paris' top tourist destination.
The Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
Of course, no trip would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower or a shopping spree at Galeries Lafayette.
Meanwhile, Parisians can be found running errands at Les Quatre Temps shopping mall.
Les Quatre Temps in Paris, France.
They also love to shop at Les Halles and Printemps.
When in Rome, tourists want to learn about ancient sporting events at the Colosseum.
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy.
The Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps are also must-sees for tourists.
Locals are more interested in current ones being held at the Stadio Olimpico.
A soccer game at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy.
Locals also enjoy lounging on the Spanish Steps, or visiting the Villa Borghese.
In Barcelona, tourists admire the stunning architecture of the Sagrada Familia.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.
They also head to Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria and Park Guell.
Locals are partial to the décor at La Maquinista shopping center.
La Maquinista in Barcelona, Spain.
When they're not shopping, locals can be found at L'illa Diagonal or Casa Batllo.
Alexanderplatz in Berlin is a favorite with both tourists and locals.
Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany.
Locals and tourists also agree on the fact that the Mauermuseum is the next-best attraction, followed by the Berlin TV Tower.
The Sydney Opera House is an iconic part of the city's skyline and a touchstone for tourists.
The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.
Tourists will also check out Darling Harbour and the surfers at Bondi Beach.
Locals enjoy watching rugby in the Olympic Stadium.
Stadium Australia in Sydney, Australia.
Locals also love the  Sydney Opera House, followed by The Star.
Khao San Road is the most popular tourist site in Bangkok.
Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.
Temples are popular tourist attractions too — the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) are the next two most-visited sites.
The Siriraj Medical Museum is more popular with locals.
The Siriraj Medical Museum in Bangkok, Thailand.
Locals prefer Lumpini Park and the Ganesha Shrine.
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