The Best City to Explore on Foot (Part 1)

You can genuinely get to know a city only by walking, but not every city is best suited for that activity. Still, some more than others are good for wandering around. We present you with the top cities best explored on foot:

Explore Hong Kong

One of the best ways to get to know Hong Kong is to take a walk over the Dragon’s back, which is located an hour away from Kowloon. From there you can enjoy a unique view of this famous Chinese city. Surely you will enjoy the walk over the Bay of clean water Peninsula, where locals often fly kites or model airplanes.

01-Hong Kong_Explore via Flickr, by Peter Thoeny – Quality HDR Photography, license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Explore New York

It is no wonder that New York is in some way the American exception because it is a city where there is a highly developed culture of walking. Manhattan is therefore the most deserving for the matter, and became a pedestrian dream in 2009, when instead of an overhead railway, a beautiful promenade was opened. Explore New York, is best to start from the entrance to the newest section of the park from West 30th Street, and then walk through the beautiful gardens. The mini amphitheater above Tenth Avenue is also a great choice. Exit at Gensvort Street and you are in West Village, where you’ll be greeted by the famous brick buildings and cobblestone streets.

New York  Sunset - From Rockefeller Center_Explore via Flickr, by Jerry Ferguson, license CC BY 2.0

Explore Boston

Bacon Hill is full of history, and the best route leads through the Path of Freedom, leading to as many as 16 sites. Be sure to visit the Massachusetts State House with the famous golden dome and a pond full of frogs. Then, turn right onto Joy St. and visit the Afro – American Council building, then walk down Akorn St., the most photographed street in the USA.

03-Boston_Explore via Flickr, by Dave Wilson, license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Explore Budapest

After decades under the oppressive Soviet regime, the wonderful Budapest finally entered a new Golden Age. Danube divides the city, and both of its parts (Buda and Pest) are great for walking. Pest best reflects what Hungary used to be and what it is today. Be sure to take a walk over Heroes Square with its impressive monuments, and then continue along Andrassy Avenue, featuring expensive boutiques and the famous Széchenyi Baths. When the sun goes down, you can visit some of the famous pubs, like the glamorous Ötkert or the artsy Szimpla Kert, the best places to experience fun the Hungarian way.

04-Budapest_Explore via Flickr, by Giannis Arvanitakis, license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Explore Paris 

Paris was made for long walks: its avenues in the shades of dense canopies, the numerous cafes where you can rest and the promenade along the Seine, make it a dream destination of every romantic soul. To see Paris in its full glory, walk down the St. Honore Street, which leads past the Square Vendôme and the Louvre. Be sure to take a walk over Faubourg Saint Honore Street and admire the modern storefronts of Hermes, Goyard, Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton. You have to try and couple of cookies in the famous Ladurée tea shop.

Explore paris via Flickr, by Trey Ratcliff, license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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