Essential Travel Experience #89 – Walk Down a Famous Street

       There are some streets that are bigger than life. They are so famous, because of what they contain or what happened there, that they are attractions in and of themselves. Some are great shopping streets; some are historically significant; some have a name that simply conjures up a special image.

       Here is a list of a few of the most famous streets that we have ventured down. Many of them are particularly memorable for us; perhaps they will feel that way for you, too.

     New York City has a number of streets and avenues which fit this post. Think about Broadway, that diagonal route through Manhattan which creates Times Square, one of the world’s greatest gathering places (a million people recently got together here to welcome in 2011).

Times Square

Route 66, which is the legendary highway from Chicago to Los Angeles, has pretty much disappeared, replaced by major interstates. However, there are still some sections left, which have preserved the ambience of the original. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in Albuquerque, NM.

Route 66, Albuquerque, NM

Lombard Street, in San Francisco, is known as the “crookedest” street in the world. Thousands of cars per day drive down its curves.

Lombard Street

The most famous street in Las Vegas is “The Strip,” actually Las Vegas Boulevard, which splits some of the city’s largest and best-known casinos.

The Strip

In Paris, the Champs Elysses is the broad boulevard which connects the Arc d’Triomphe with Place de la Concorde.

Champs Elysses

The Avenue of the Knights is where visiting warriors (Knights Templar) stayed on the island of Rhodes.

Avenue of the Knights

Golden Lane, a street within the complex of Prague Castle, contains a series of tiny houses, once the homes of castle workers, which have been converted into shops. One (#22) was the living space of Franz Kafka when he wrote “Metamorphosis.”

Golden Lane

Maria Teresa Street is the main road in the town of Innsbruck.


In Cordoba, the Avenue of the Flowers is a much-photographed street which leads to the Mezquita.

Avenue of the Flowers

Getreidegasse is the main shopping street in Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart.


Church St is a pedestrian road through downtown Burlington, Vermont, which is lined with shops and restaurants.

Church Street


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