10 of the World's Most Touristy Cities

Is it a little crowded here? Police announced that more than 100,000 visitors had arrived in Venice on Feb. 18, 2012 for the Venice Carnival. Marco Secchi/Getty Images

There is no shame in being a tourist. It's the best way to escape from your daily routine, see the world and soak up new experiences. There is, however, great shame in being a tourist who travels thousands of miles to another continent only to eat at the Pizza Hut next to the pyramids at Giza, Egypt, or follows up a visit to the majestic Niagara Falls with a 3-D/4-D movie of the majestic Niagara Falls, or books an all-inclusive stay at a tropical resort where the ratio of timeshare salesmen to guests is four to one.

Consult our list of the world's 10 most touristy cities to distinguish the best tourist attractions from the worst tourist traps. And for the love of Frommer's, leave your money belt at home.