Recently, I did something no self-respecting New Yorker would ever admit to: I went to Madame Tussaud's, perhaps the tackiest tourist attraction in NY. And, in my opinion, the lamest. Good thing I went, so you don't have to.
There are a lot of things to do in New York that only tourists seem to do. Some of these things, I understand. Like visiting the Empire State Building. The Empire State Building is a national symbol. It's been a part of countless movies. Plus , the view is pretty awesome. (still, I prefer Top of the Rock, where you can see the Empire State Building, 'cause you're not in it. Plus, I got married in that building!)
Another incomprehensible thing tourists do it visit the M&M store. I guess there aren't any M&M's in the rest of the world, right? Because why would you come all the way to New York to buy M&Ms? Aren't they at every supermarket in America? I know, they have different colors, and different funny M&M alarm clocks and stuff, but seriously. M&M's? If you want sweets, how about visiting Magnolia Bakery? Sweet, delicious, and made famous by the Sex in the City girls. And a New York original (even though they opened one in L.A.)But perhaps the most bizarre thing people do in New York is go to Madame Tussaud's. Why would you travel all the way to New York to look at wax statues of movie stars?
Were the statues well made? Absolutely. Were they realistic? You bet. Did I care? Not at all.This is New York! A lot of the celebs I've already seen numberous times in the flesh -- just by walking down the streets of New York. (Maybe not Amelia Earhart or Mahatma Ghandi, but still)