City streets around the world [PHOTOS]

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If you want to get a feel for a city, there’s nothing like taking your time to wander along its most famed streets. Get a sense of some of the world’s most iconic cities with these views of city streets from around the world.

Abbey Road, London, England

This Westminster crossing was made famous by The Beatles in 1969. Their Abbey Road album featured the band members crossing this very street, and the crossing is now a must-visit for Beatles fans from around the world.

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Abbey Road, as made famous by the Beatles’ album of the same name (Image: Fahim Fadz.)
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Abbey Road (Image: grahamc99)

Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Is there any street in the world that parties quite as hard as Bourbon Street in New Orleans? Whether it’s Mardi Gras or just a regular Tuesday night, the jazz and libations always flow freely on this iconic New Orleans street.

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Bourbon Street in New Orleans is known for its easygoing, party atmosphere (Image: Sarah&Boston used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
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Late nights are common on Bourbon Street (Image: AngryJulieMonday)
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Performers walk down Bourbon Street (Image: jldt706)

Camden High Street, London, England

This popular London street is known for its shops, pubs, markets and dining.

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Shops on Camden High Street (Image: Francisco Anzola)
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Street art on Camden High Street (Image: Style: Raw)
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Camden High Street (Image: fabbio used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Champs Élysées, Paris, France

One of the most famous boulevards in Paris, the Champs Élysées is lined with trees and offers views of some of the most famed attractions in the City of Light.

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Champs Élysées (Image: y.caradec used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
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Champs Élysées (Image: waitscm)

Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Once the main thoroughfare of Las Vegas, Fremont Street is now an attraction in and of itself. The covered walkway is home to some of Sin City’s most iconic establishments and the new Fremont Street Experience.

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Fremont Street (Image: rustler2x4)
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Fremont Street (Image: matze_ott)

Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States

During a visit to Hollywood Boulevard, it pays to look down. This iconic Los Angeles street is paved with the star tiles that make up the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Hollywood Boulevard (Image: Christian Haugen)
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Hollywood Boulevard (Image: Prayitno / Thank you for (3.5 millions +) views)

Khao San Road, Bangkok, Thailand

When it comes to partying in Bangkok, all roads lead to Khao San. A tourist-laden road known for its wealth of indulgences, Khao San Road offers drinking, partying and street dining all night long.

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Khao San Road (Image: permanently scatterbrained)
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Khao San Road (Image: travelourplanet.com)
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Khao San Road (Image: permanently scatterbrained)

La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

This tree-lined pedestrian street is a must-visit in Barcelona, especially for the street performers who turn La Rambla into their stage.

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La Rambla (Image: slasher-fun used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
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La Rambla (Image: Passion Leica used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Lombard Street, San Francisco, California, United States

This zig-zagged road in San Francisco is one of the world’s most winding.

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Lombard Street (Image: Dusty J)
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Lombard Street (Image: CallMeWhatEver)

Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Historical Michigan Avenue in Chicago is famed for its shopping and architecture. It was one of the first destinations to feature such tall skyscrapers.

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Michigan Avenue (Image: Ken Lund used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
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Michigan Avenue (Image: Ken Lund used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Orchard Road, Singapore

Singapore’s most famous street is known for its large collection of department stores and shopping malls.

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Orchard Road (Image: Glen Bowman used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
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Orchard Road (Image: Michael_Spencer)
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Orchard Road (Image: kenner116)

Oxford Street, London, England

Oxford Street is known as one of London’s most esteemed destinations for shopping.

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Oxford Street (Image: MallSecrets.co.uk)
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Oxford Street (Image: Style: Raw)
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Oxford Street (Image: Guillaume Galdrat used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Shibuya Street, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo’s Shibuya Street is one of the busiest pedestrian thoroughfares in the world and home to the famous Shibuya Street Crossing.

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Shibuya Street (Image: Candida.Performa)
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Shibuya Street (Image: Antonio Tajuelo)

Spuistraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Street art and graffiti offer an extra element of enjoyment to the eclectic Spuistraat street in Amsterdam.

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Spuistraat (Image: FaceMePLS)
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Spuistraat (Image: DominiqueDarcy used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
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Spuistraat (Image: DominiqueDarcy used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
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Spuistraat (Image: mdhfc used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

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City streets around the world [PHOTOS] was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.