Sightseeing on foot is one of the best ways to explore when traveling. While there are places where walking may not be a convenient and comfortable way to get around, there are also cities that make it a pleasant experience. If you enjoy taking walks to see more of the places you visit, here are some of the world’s most walkable cities that you would love to explore on foot.
Boston is a pedestrian-friendly city with plenty of walkable neighborhoods, urban greenscapes, and numerous walking trails. It is a place that begs for strolls and meanderings. A walk along the Freedom trail takes you to sixteen spots with historical landmarks or references that include the Bunker Hill Monument, Old North Church, and Paul Revere statue among others. Other famous trails include the Emerald Necklace and the Boston Harborwalk.
Florence is a beautiful city teeming with attractions that are best explored on foot. Its fairly small size also makes it easier to cover more ground by walking around. You can choose from among the many suggested itineraries or go on a self-guided walking tour and just go where your feet take you. Visitors can walk around the historic center around the Duomo and see some of the city’s top attractions like the Piazza del Duomo, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Casa Museo di Dante, Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and The Uffizi among others.
Hội An, Vietnam
Hoi An is UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts of architecture that dates back to several centuries ago. Chinese and Japanese influences blend with traditional Vietnamese design making the city a delightful place for explorations and wanderings. Some of the must-see sights include the well-preserved Ancient Town and the beautiful pagodas and temples among many others.
New York City, USA
Pedestrians will find New York City easy to navigate. Many of the city’s streets are best suited for walking including the popular Times Square. The Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and the High Line are just some of the top places to go for walks and scenic views.
The City of Light is a place made for slow walks and delightful wanderings. From the banks of the Seine to the city’s parks and gardens, Paris offers visitors stunning views best enjoyed on foot. Some of the top stops for walking include Canal Saint-Martin, Rue Rivoli, The Latin Quarter, Montmartre, and Promenade Plantée.