tourist trap

Term

Tourist Trap

Definition

An idiom used to describe a place that is designed to attract tourists, but is usually overpriced and of low quality.

Examples

I can’t believe how much money I wasted at that tourist trap!

Be careful when you travel – the city is full of tourist traps!

Origin

Originates from the 18th century when travelers were frequently taken advantage of due to their unfamiliarity with the area.