1. Walk down memory lane on Stone Street in New York City.
Need to escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan’s perpetually buzzing Financial District? Amble over to Stone Street for a stroll on what is believed to be New York City’s oldest paved street, where beautifully restored brick buildings set a charmingly old-school ambience.
2. Experience cartoonish splendor on the blue streets of Chefchaouen in Morocco.
The small town of Chefchaouen, Morocco, is the epitome of #nofilterneeded; the stunning whitewashed buildings are painted blue, making every alley, street, and lane a naturally cyan-tinted thing of beauty.
3. Surround yourself with sick street art on Hosier Lane in Melbourne.
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If street art is your thing, you may envision every street to be like Hosier Lane in Melbourne, Australia. Everything from the building walls to the trash bins on this iconic cobblestone street are adorned with stunningly sophisticated (and often politically charged) urban art, including yarn bombing and lightboxes.
4. Get dwarfed by nature on Bamboo Street in Kyoto.
A stroll down the bamboo groves in Kyoto, Japan, is a huge thrill that may leave you feeling very tiny. Bamboo trees grow high into the sky, creating a towering and stunning path of natural beauty…and a gorgeous escape from the city.
5. Get your Wild West on while walking down Exchange Avenue in Fort Worth.
Texas certainly is a historic state when it comes to the Old West, but no street keeps the feeling of those gunslinging, saloon-dwelling days quite like Stockyards Station on Exchange Avenue. The historic railroads and architecture on this road will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a time machine, and you’ll want to remember your 10-gallon hat.
6. Get a tad whimsical on London’s Lancaster Road.
A touch of whimsy in the pastel-painted houses on Lancaster Road will remind you of an establishing shot in an adorable animated movie. These few homes are the only dashes of delightful color on an otherwise normal English street, making for a quick but sweet tint to your stroll.
7. Dabble in magic on Bregagh Road in Ballymoney, Ireland.
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If you’ve ever wanted to feel like the fairest fairy tale princess or a certain hobbit on a mission, get thine butt to Bregagh Road and marvel at the majesty of The Dark Hedges. Intertwined beech trees, planted in the 18th century, line this spellbinding street.
8. Travel the world strolling the Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal.
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Saint-Laurent Boulevard, known affectionately as “The Main,” is a Canadian cultural mecca. The massive street serves as the physical division between east and west, running through many different ethnic communities such as Little Italy, Little Portugal, and Chinatown.
9. Witness an IRL screensaver on Avenue of the Baobabs in Menabe, Madagascar.
The magnificence of the 800-year-old baobab trees makes this dirt road a truly moving escape from typical Malagasy scenery, and it looks almost too insane to be real. These trees tower some 98 feet tall, with approximately 20–25 trees remaining on this Lion King-esque avenue.
10. Rose-tint your world on Heerstraße in Bonn, Germany.
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Transport yourself into a scene straight out of a classic romance film when walking hand-in-hand with bae on the stunning cherry blossom-lined street of Heerstraße. The pretty pink trees start blooming around mid April for about two to three weeks, so plan your trip out here accordingly!
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