The pleasures of walking are among the things that some people fail to enjoy as often as they could. Keeping a hurried pace and lack of access to walking paths are just some of the common reasons to miss out on what could be relaxing walks. With so many benefits to be gained from walking, there are cities that have made it easy for people to explore on foot. Here are some of the most walkable cities in the world.
Why go: Boston is an idyllic getaway for outdoor enthusiasts. Its many trails and walking paths are just begging to be explored. Residents and tourists alike can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront or go for a hike at some of the most scenic trails the city has to offer. What make walking in Boston more pleasant are the picturesque neighborhoods, green spaces, landmarks, and a wide array of attractions that can be found along the way.
Why go: Florence is a beautiful and romantic city that boasts of impressive architecture. It is one of the places in the world best experienced on foot to soak in more of the sights and sounds. There is no dearth of famous sites as well as hidden gems one can find while meandering around the city. Top attractions include Basilica di San Lorenzo, Boboli Gardens, Galleria dell’Accademia (Gallery of the Academy), the Loggia dei Lanzi, Piazza Duomo, Palazzo Pitti, Piazza della Signoria, Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Maria del Fiore (also known as the Duomo), and the Uffizi Gallery.
Why go: The city is home to many historic buildings and beautiful gardens. Many of its streets and alleyways lead to some of the souks that feature a wide array of attractions for shoppers and the curious alike. Marvel at the textiles in a kaleidoscope of colors, exotic spices, delicious foods, and numerous items to choose from. There are many points of interest worth seeing including the Almoravid Koubba, Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Arts and Crafts, Djemaa El Fna, Imlil, Koutoubia Mosque, Majorelle Gardens, Manara Gardens, Marrakesh Museum, Medersa Ben Youssef, Medina souks, Saadian tombs, and more.
Why go: The City of Light boasts of historic and stunning architecture, beautiful cobblestoned streets and squares, impressive gardens, and more attractions that are best enjoyed slowly and on foot. Some of the must-see places include the Arc de Triomphe, Catacombs of Paris, Champs-Élysées, Cimetière du Père Lachaise (Père Lachaise Cemetery), Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais, Jardin du Luxembourg, Latin Quarter, Montmartre, Musée d’Orsay, Notre-Dame de Paris, Sacré-Cœur, The Louvre, Tuileries Garden, and more.