5 September 2017

8 must-see streets in the world

Travels
Author
Carl

 

Each city has beautiful sights. However, there are some streets in the top cities around the world that are comparable to dream landscapes and memorable monuments and therefore worth an entire vacation. Start putting them in your smartphone navigator now: they are all must-sees.

 

Camden High Street, London

A runway for fun, full of lively bars, eccentric boutiques and markets waiting to be explored. Legendary for its eclectic style and alternative flair, Camden High Street is a fantastic place for people watching and hunting new trends, from punk hairstyles to the latest tattoos.

London, Camden Market

 

Khao San Road, Bangkok

If you walk down this Bangkok street by day, it just looks like a busy, tourist-trodden rice market. But by night, Khao San Road becomes the heart of nightlife in Bangkok, with bars competing to play the loudest music and stands offering the best street food.

 

Spuistraat Amsterdam

This street is not part of tourists’ classic itineraries but you can’t miss it because it has a unique atmosphere. The buildings on this street are covered by anarchy graffiti and give the place a melancholic air. You can stop at the Vankrijk cafe, run only by volunteers, where political workshops and film screenings are held.

 

Istiklal Street, Istanbul

A splendid and elegant Turkish shopping street, busy both day and night: restaurants, bars and countless shops of every kind. As you walk down this street, you can smell the chestnuts roasting at the myriad of street stalls or enjoy a flavorful and aromatic Turkish coffee.

Heritage tram on Istiklal Avenue, Istanbul

 

Long Street, Cape Town

This street owes its name to its length: 3.8 km. Always bustling, it gives a varied and charming vibe with antique shops, bookstores, galleries and countless colorful Victorian buildings with original wrought-iron balconies. Long Street is also abuzz at night with its plethora of bars, pubs and clubs waiting to be discovered.

Long Street, Cape Town, famous for backpackers and vibrant nightlife

 

Lombard Street, San Francisco

A unique street, entirely zigzag, an absolute must-see. A true icon of splendid San Francisco. It has eight hairpin turns that wind and bend like a downhill snake: driving down it is a real challenge, but it is a blaze of color for the eye because beautiful green gardens fill the space between residential buildings and the road, creating a truly surreal landscape.

Curved Lombard street and gardens in San Francisco

 

Fifth Avenue New York City

Here we are on one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the world with the best boutiques you can find! Walking down Fifth Avenue you can admire the most expensive jewels in the world and clothing fit for Hollywood stars. This legendary street is home to famous museums, such as the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fifth Avenue Manhattan

 

Ripa di Porta Ticinese, Milan

We conclude this itinerary of the most beautiful streets in the world with a marvelous Italian one. A street where water is the true star: the Naviglio Grande in Milan and the two shores of Ripa di Porta Ticinese. The Navigli area is the heart of Milanese nightlife with its bars and restaurants, where people flock especially at cocktail hour.

Milan, Italy