MSN Espresso just listed the world’s most magical streets. These postcard-pretty streets are home to unique architectural features and historic sites. People usually flock to the most beautiful streets in the world for their unique character, history, and atmosphere. Let’s take a virtual stroll down some of the most magical streets in the world.
Here is my opinion about their choices.
Avenue des Champs-Elysees Yes, definitely prettier at night
Bourbon Street Very tacky, but I still find it interesting and fun
Las Vegas Strip A place to visit only once!
Broadway and Times Square I enjoy it, for about two days, max!
Boulevard St. Laurent The best street in Montreal
Steiner Street Who does not love the “painted ladies” of San Francisco
Shibuya Tokyo’s busiest, with two million crossings each day, exciting, fun and home to Hachiko
Fifth Avenue Another Manhattan two-day visit
Oxford Street One of London’s overrated places
Khao San Road It makes Bangkok feel like Times Square!
Lombard Street I can understand why its residents are upset!
Yonge Street Who would think Toronto has the world’s longest street (1178 miles)
Avenue Istiklal One of Istanbul’s most enjoyable places
Beale Street Why not love the blues in Memphis?
Hollywood Walk of Fame Forget it!
Route 66 and Santa Monica It is a long, long route
Grand Canal I still say Venice stinks
Ocean Beach A most overpriced area on Miami
Arbat Street Moscow’s best souvenir shopping street
I commented only on the ones I have visited. But here are some more:
The Magnificent Mile No visit to Chicago is complete without it, big time retail therapy!
Riverwalk San Antonio’s best street is a river
Ginza Tokyo will change your life! I love it.
Knightsbridge Road One of London’s classiest streets, including Harrod’s
Kurfurstendamm No longer a walled off city, Berlin is still a magical place
Any street in Plaka One of my new favorite places in the world, Athens is special
Van Baerlestraat Any street that borders great museums (Rijksmuseum and van Gogh) makes Amsterdam a great place
Avenue de Champagne You knew my favorite street in Epernay would be on my list
Stradun In general, Dubrovnik was a big tourist trap, but the street is unique
Electric Avenue The one is Siem Reap, Cambodia, not Anaheim Disneyland. No longer a dusty outpost!
There are any number of other streets that might qualify. A few might be: Beacon Street (Boston), Constitution Avenue (Washington, DC), Peachtree (Atlanta), Robson Street (Vancouver), Wilshire or Sunset Boulevards (Los Angeles), Avenida 9 de Julio (Buenos Aires), Orchard Road (Singapore), Sukhumvit Road (Bangkok), Avenida Atlantica (Rio de Janeiro).
What might be some of your favorites?