“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine.
We can’t imagine our life without travelling. Since the beginning of time people have been wanted to cognize the world, the mystery of different cultures and their habits. The only way to learn it is to visit the heart of the city. When it comes to seeing and being seen, the following streets are some of the most magnificent boulevards and avenues on the planet!
Pacific Coast Highway, California
Otherwise known as California State Route 1, this street is well known as one of the most scenic drives in the world. Starting from California’s northern border with Oregon and stretching all the way down to San Diego the route takes round ten hours to complete at a leisurely pace with no stops. Over 1000km you’ll see stunning coastal views, seaside villages, untouched forest and make your way through some sunny wine making districts too.
Abbey Road, London
Probably the most famous road crossing in the world, Abbey Road was brought to popular attention when it became the location for the shooting of the cover of The Beatles last album: Abbey Road. Its jacket famously features the four Brits crossing Abbey road from EMI Studios (now named Abbey Road Studios, after the album), where they spent the better part of the 1960s recording their music.
Champs Elysees, Paris, France
For glory and grandeur, this is the most famous avenue in the world. If the monuments and symmetrical landscaping don’t convince you, remember that Champs-Elysées means “Elysian Fields” which indicates that someone thought this street was heaven on earth.
Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China
Today Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai and one of the busiest shopping streets in the world. It’s the world’s longest shopping street and home to a staggering array of hotels and restaurants.
Las Vegas Strip, Nevada, US
Las Vegas Strip is internationally known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos along its route. Tourists from all over the world come here to attend shows, to shop, and just spend great time and people watch along this strip that has become synonymous with gambling, risk-taking, and thrill-seeking!
Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem
The Via Dolorosa is a street within the Old City of Jerusalem, held to be the path that Jesus Christ walked on the way to his crucifixion. People come here to pay homage to Christ. You feel something supernatural when you’re on the way of sorrows. Each Friday, a Roman Catholic procession walks the Via Dolorosa route, starting out at the monastic complex by the first station; the procession is organized by the Franciscans of this monastery, who also lead the procession.
Wall Street, New York
Wall Street is a street in Lower Manhattan. Anchored by Wall Street, New York City has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world. Wall Street in a conceptual sense represents financial and economic power. Many people associated with Wall Street have become famous.
Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Hollywood Boulevard is a Los Angeles cultural icon, with museums, landmarks and other attractions that celebrate L.A.’s rich film and entertainment heritage. You can find a day’s worth of activities that will give you a true Hollywood experience. The stars are now lined up along Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and stretch all the way to Vine Street, following it south You never know who you’ll run into!
Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
This grand avenue was planned by Pete the Great. It’s the heart of Russia which embodies all mystery and evidence in this remarkable city. Cathedrals, palaces, and other major architectural attractions stud this celebrated street. The majority of the city’s shopping and nightlife are located on or right off of the Nevsky Prospekt.