As awful as "touristy" spots can be, most of us feel obligated to visit the Opera House of whatever city we're in at some point during our travels. But it's always nice to see the more tucked away parts of the city. Travel and Leisure compiled a fun list of hidden gems in 10 popular cities for travel.
Travel writer Selena Hoy lists 67 different streets in these cities — several for each destination. So you definitely want to check out the full post, but here are some highlights from each city:
- Calle Flassaders, Barcelona: She describes it as a winding and picturesque neighbourhood street, lined with boutiques and small eateries.
- Xuetang Lu , Beijing: "the real draw is the campus' fine ginkgo trees. In fall, they blanket the area with creamy yellow, spade-shaped leaves."
- William J. Day Boulevard, Boston: You'll walk along some beaches and run into Fort Independence.
- North Alta Vista Terrace, Chicago: The city's first historic district.
- Marylebone Lane, London: "When the Ivy opens an outlet there next month that may change. For now, it's a charming narrow street that houses unique independent shops with a bohemian air…"
- Chung King Road, Los Angeles: It's an arts district in Chinatown, and at night, a lot of people take self-guided gallery tours.
- Stable Road, Maui: It's a little known road that leads to a cluster of hidden beaches, Hoy says.
- Macondry Lane, San Francisco: You take a climb through a tucked away neighbourhood surrounded by trees and gardens. Feels like taking a hike, but it's surrounded by private residences.
- Omoide Yokocho, Tokyo: Narrow street filled with plenty of food and drink offerings. The eateries and bars are tiny and only seat a few patrons.
Again, Hoy lists a lot more streets with each city, so be sure to check out the full post at the link below.