Consider yourself an explorer? In today’s blog post we have decided to share The 5 best destinations to explore by foot. We are sure that these cities will definitely inspire you for your next getaway.
What are the 5 best destinations to explore by foot ?
It’s often called one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and for good reason. Budapest has a multitude of both manmade and natural beauty throughout the city, from the Danube River flowing right through it to the incredible architecture – there’s plenty of it, including the majestic gothic-style Hungarian Parliament Building.
And walking through the city will allow you to take in everything Budapest has to offer. There’s countless incredible sights and hidden treasures to discover, from small authentic restaurants (the food here is to die for) to locations such as Fisherman’s Bastion, where you’ll get unparalleled views of the city. Take it slow, and soak in Budapest’s allure.
A trip to the most romantic city in the world is best spent with your significant other – and walking with them through Paris will truly be something special. From the well-known sights such as the stunning Eiffel Tower and the bustling l’Arc de Triomphe, to the small cafés and boutique stores tucked away in the city’s arrondissements, Paris is inarguably one of the most magical cities in the world.
Walking through the city isn’t only recommended because of how busy the roads are, but because it’ll allow you to truly get a feel for the Parisian culture. Hidden treasures such as Belleville, a melting pot of influences from Southeast Asia and France itself, make for a rewarding experience when you stumble upon them. We also recommend you check out our post on 3 days in Paris
Amsterdam isn’t the biggest city in the world, but you can use that to your advantage – exploring a vast majority of the city is easy on foot. And it’s recommended you do explore by foot, as many of the small streets and districts can’t be driven through.
From the hedonistic Red Light District to the cultured Museumplein and everything in between, Amsterdam truly is one of the world’s most unique cities. And despite having a misguided representation for being seedy, it’s actually one of the cleanest and most pleasant destinations in the world with gorgeous architecture, friendly locals and plenty of history and culture to uncover. As an added bonus, it’s also one of the most accessible cities for disabled travellers to explore. While in Amsterdam, we also suggest you check out Day Trip to Zaanse Schans .
New York City
It goes without saying that New York City is best explored on foot – the sheer amount of things to do, see and experience here are simply unparalleled by any other destination in the world. And although some parts of the city, particularly in Manhattan, are considerably more tourist-heavy than others, there are countless authentic spots to discover that’ll provide you with untouched culture.
If it’s your first time exploring the city, be sure to visit all of the most popular tourist attractions, from the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty – they’re popular for a reason. If you’re wanting to explore further, take a walk across the mile-long Brooklyn Bridge into the up-and-coming borough for some quirkier and more low-key sights.
Perhaps you don’t want to visit a city. If that’s the case, the Azores are an underrated destination that beg to be explored on foot. This mid-Atlantic archipelago boasts an endless amount of natural beauty, from sprawling lakes to rolling hills and volcanic activity to boot.
The Azores belong to Portugal, meaning their culture is prevalent upon these nine volcanic islands. São Miguel is the most populated part of the archipelago, a thriving region that plays host to the capital city, Ponta Delgada. Exploring this part of the Azores is just as intoxicating as escaping into the nature.
We hope you enjoyed this blog post. Have you been to any of these cities? How did you like it? Let us know in the comments section below.
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