Most spotted tourist habits by locals in the U.S. in 2014

This statistic shows the most spotted tourist habits by locals in the United States as of July 2014. During the survey, 70 percent of locals said the tourist cliché they saw the most was tours on a sightseeing bus.

Which of the following have you actually seen a tourist do or wear in your city?

Share of respondents
Carrying a camera around his/her neck or visibly on them72%
Taking a tour on a sight-seeing bus70%
Walking around with a map or guide book in hand68%
Asking a local for directions63%
Stopping in the middle of the street/sidewalk to take a picture61%
Wearing a t-shirt/hat/sweatshirt with your city's name on it47%
Taking a picture pretending to hold or touch the top of a famous monument44%
Wearing a fanny pack44%
Wearing socks with sandals40%
Taking a tour led by a guide with an umbrella35%
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Source

Release date

September 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 21 to 30, 2014

Number of respondents

1,054 respondents

Special properties

Have lived in one of the following cities for a minimum of five years: New York, Las Vegas, Orlando, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, San Diego, Chicago, Washington D.C.

Method of interview

Online survey

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