Visiting a city for the first time means spending a day doing all things touristy – it just has to be done!
There are so many world famous cities, all with different attractions but each as rammed with tourists (taking selfies probably) as the next. However, this is not to say that they are not worth the visit – they absolutely are!
Here is a list of some of the most famous streets in the world and although they may be in somewhat typical destinations, they are full of some of the most excitement and electricity that you will find anywhere! 🙂
Champs Elysees, Paris
The Champs Elysees in Paris is perhaps one of the most famous streets in the world. With the Arc de Triomph at one end and Place de la Concorde at the other, the street runs along 1.9 km of the 8th erondissement of Paris and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city of love. Full of elite shops and restaurant, clubs, bars and picture perfect settings – is it any wonder that people from all over the world come to this famous landmark to savor the Parisian atmosphere.
Wall Street, New York
New York is said to be the most economically powerful city in the world and Wall Street the financial centre of the world. Over the years, “Wall Street” has become a term to signify the financial markets in America as a whole and a term that is known all over the world in recent years. Wall Street and the surrounding financial district is the second largest in the world. Trading on Wall Street starts at 9.30 every morning and ends at 4 pm, both by the ringing of a bell which is usually done by somone famous.
Oxford Street, London
Oxford Street in London is Europe’s busiest shopping street, averaging with half a million daily visitors. Could you imagine a street with over 300 shops? Sounds like heaven – right? The street runs for 1.5 miles and it is best known for the large department stores and high street shops – because these are the only entities that can actually afford the rent!
La Rambla, Barcelona
Barcelona is one of the most famous European cities for tourists suring the summer months, and especially La Rambla, or “Las Ramblas” is packed full of visitors exploring the popular city. Some locals say the street has been ruined by tourism because of the many pavement cafes and tourist kiosks and it is one of the most well known locations for pick-pockets in Europe. The 1.2 km long street cuts right through the centre of the Spanish city and is a lively destination all day and night.
Hollywood Boulevard, LA
Have you always wanted to see the famous celebrity stars in LA and take those typical tourist photos beside your favourite actor / singers name? Look no further than the Hollywood Boulevard where you will visit the innermost point of Hollywood. Many theatres and Hollywood museums line the street and obviously some typical American restaurants!
Khao San Road, Bankok
This street has been described as the centre of the backpacking universe, as it is where tourists and backpackers alike meet and shop, swap tales of their adventures and begin the next stint of their journey. The street has everything one would need in the city, from hotels and hostels to restaurants and bars, massage parlours and internet cafe’s – your time would be well spent here for sure!
Do you have any other worldly streets that you would like to include in this list? Please let us know by commenting below! 🙂 We hope this article has inspired you to visit one of these cities on your next HomeExchange exchange and experience the magical atmosphere that exists in every city!
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