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10 GREAT WALKS
IN OUR FAVORITE CITIES

THERE’S NO BETTER WAY TO EXPLORE A CITY than wandering its streets and alleys, from terracotta-hued palaces, picturesque squares, and baroque architectural showstoppers in Rome, to the modern glass towers, 19th-century limestone man­ ions, and secret, pocket-size parks of s Manhattan. We’ve gathered 10 fabulous walks in our favorite cities in the United States and
Europe, so put on your comfy shoes and hit the streets.

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The Great Fire of 1871 could have been the death of Chicago, but instead it proved to be a grand rebirth, as renowned architects rebuilt the city’s skyline. Today it’s Chicago’s most aweinspiring attribute. Start with the Willis
Tower, a 1,454-foot giant that was the world’s tallest building when completed in 1973. Next, head to South LaSalle
St. and the Rookery Building. This
12-story stunner, completed in 1888

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in 1889 that still hosts performances.
Double back to Jackson and Dearborn to see the geometric, 4.6-acre Federal
Center, completed in the early 1970s by Mies van der Rohe. Don’t miss the graceful slopes of Chase Tower, built in 1969 as the First National Bank of Chicago Building. The Sullivan
Center, at State and Madison streets, has elaborate cast-iron ornamentation over its entryway and a vertical, threepart “Chicago Window.” The Reliance
Building (now the Hotel Burnham) on

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by Daniel Burnham and John Welborn
Root, is the oldest standing high-rise in town. On Jackson, check out the
45-story Art Deco Chicago Board of Trade, designed by Holabird and Root in 1930. Also on Jackson
Blvd. is Burnham and Root’s 17-story
Monadnock Building. Built in 1891, it’s the last and tallest skyscraper built with masonry load-bearing walls. The nearby 224 S. Michigan Ave. was also built by Burnham in 1904. On
Congress Parkway see Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler’s Auditorium
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State St. is the first-ever glass-and-steel skyscraper. On the northeast corner of State and Washington is Macy’s, designed by Burnham in 1907 and most famous for the multistory atriums inside, one domed with a Tiffany mosaic.
Finally, walk west on Randolph St. to reach the 648-foot Richard J. Daley
Center at Clark St.. Across Randolph is Helmut Jahn’s dome-shape James R.
Thompson Center.
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A walk through the Garden District, just a 20-minute street­ ar ride from c the French Quarter, provides a unique look at life in New Orleans, past and present. Start at The Rink, a small shopping complex, and walk east on Prytania to see Colonel Short’s
Villa (1448 Fourth St.) with its ornate cornstalk fence. The Briggs-Staub
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House (2343 Prytania St.) is regal, while the relatively modest raised TobyWestfeldt House (2340 Prytania St.), is an example of a Creole colonial home. Morris House (1331 First St.) and the Carroll House (1315 First

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(1134 First St.), where Confederate president Jefferson Davis died.
Actor John Goodman lives in the
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house in New Orleans with indoor plumbing. Check out the intricate ironwork at Musson House (1415 Third
St.). The white-columned Nolan House, at 2707 Coliseum is where the film The
Curious Case of Benjamin Button was set. The Commander’s Palace (1403
Washington Ave.), is a great stop for lunch. End the tour with a visit to the white-walled Lafayette Cemetery
No. 1, arguably the most beautiful cemetery in New Orleans.
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Begin with a taste of early 20th-century neoclassicism at the New York Public
Library, and walk along East 42nd
St. to the Beaux-Arts Grand Central
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the Chrysler Building considered one of the great masterpieces. Double back and head north on Park Ave. to check out such Jazz Age landmarks as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Just past that is the Byzantine dome of
St. Bartholomew’s Church and two blocks north of that is the bronze-andglass Seagram Building, designed by modernist innovator Mies van der Rohe. Pop into the flagship Louis
Vuitton—Moët Hennessy Tower, an arched glass skyscraper that’s both conspicuous and elegant. The Trump
Tower’s ostentatious atrium flaunts

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unbridled luxury, with expensive boutiques and brass accents.

with oriel windows, heavy carvings, and sweeping, paired staircases.

When you reach 54th St., turn right.
The two remaining 19th-century mansions at Nos. 9–11 and Nos.
13–15 West 54th St. are in sharp contrast to Midtown architecture.
Nos. 9–11 are inspired by Colonial
American architecture; note the small iron balconies, splayed lintels, and paneled keystones. Nos. 13–15 are a grand, Renaissance-inspired structure

Finally, head south on 6th Ave. for a landmark piece of Art Deco architecture, Radio City Music Hall, with its distinctive pink-and-blue neon sign. Loop around through Rockefeller
Center, and finish by taking in the plaza there with its stark lines and the crowning statue of Prometheus.

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a Beaux-Arts building modeled after a
Roman bath; it dominates the northwest corner of Capitol Hill and is easily accessible on the Metro Red Line.
Next door, the Smithsonian National
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Capitol, which sits majestically at the manuscripts, and photographs that it east end of the Mall. Tours leave from actually takes three buildings to get the the Capitol Visitor Center, which is job done. Inside the Jefferson Building, located underneath the building. In you can view the Great Hall, peek front of the Capitol, on the south side, into the Main Reading Room, and is the United States Botanic Garden, wander through changing exhibitions the oldest botanic garden in North related to the library’s holdings. Follow
America. Walk east on Independence
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Home to American bohemia and birthplace of the Beat Movement,
North Beach still crackles with the energy of the revolutionary artists who electrified a generation here in the sixties. Start at City Lights, the era’s epicenter of progressive thought and the country’s most daring publisher. Outside, neighboring Jack

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1950s Cold War conformism. They were deeply influential in the antiestablishment counterculture of the ‘60s as well. Head around the corner to
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Broadway and take in the public art on the corner: Language of Birds is a flock of illuminated books that appear to have just taken flight. Notice the words and phrases embedded in the plaza floor that could have just fallen from the pages. The Beat Museum on Broadway is a quirky collection of photos, books, music, and artifacts.

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(now long closed) served as the living room of the Beat Generation in the days when cops arrested kids for wearing sandals. End the walk by browsing Grant Ave.’s excellent boutiques, and pick up some edgy couture or vintage botanical prints.
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Saint Geneviève are displayed. the boutiques, cafés, and restaurants
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Mouffetard, a winding cobblestone labyrinth of the Quartier Latin. Its street that is one of the city’s oldest most valuable treasures are preserved and was once a Roman road leading in the Musée de Cluny, including the
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This regal runaround packs more into a day than most cities can offer in a week. Hit Westminster Abbey early to avoid the crowds, then cut through
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After lunch, choose from the canvases of the National Gallery (there are more than 2,300 works, from
Michelangelo, Leonardo, Turner,
Monet, van Gogh, Picasso, and more). Or check out who’s who at

the National Portrait Gallery. If your energy is starting to flag, head over to the crypt of St. Martin-in-the-Fields for a little brass rubbing; it’s a fun way to create your own keepsake. Finish with a stately stroll down Whitehall—past
Downing St., Horse Guards Parade, and Banqueting House—to the Houses of Parliament, where you have the option of pre-booking a tour or trying to get in to see a debate.

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Manzana de la Discòrdia (the Block of Discord), where the three great figures of Barcelona’s late-19th-century

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to the undulating stone façade and twisted iron balconies. Do take time to see the roof, the Gaudí museum, and the early-20th-century apartment.
Just around the corner, on Avinguda
Diagonal, is Puig i Cadafalch’s Palau
Baró de Quadras; it’s just two minutes from the architect’s Nordic castle fantasy, the Casa de les Punxes. From here it’s only a 10-minute stroll to
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Antoni Gaudí—went head to head with three radically different buildings: Casa
Lleó Morera, Casa Amatller, and Casa
Batlló. The Casa Montaner i Simó—
Fundació Tàpies, with its wire sculpture
Núvol i cadira (Cloud and Chair) by
Antoni Tàpies, is just west, around the corner on Carrer d’Aragó. Swing by
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Macaya. By this time you’re only three blocks from Gaudí’s Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (set aside half the day for this masterpiece). Finish off the tour with a stroll over to Domènech i Montaner’s Hospital de Sant Pau, another Moderniste monument and a
World Heritage Site. Tours are offered in English daily.

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parallel to the river. Fast-forward on
Mühlenstrasse to the famous East Side
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Copyright © 2016 by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House LLC

PHOTO CREDITS

Cover, Massimo Colombo/iStockphoto.

Washington D.C., idesignimages/iStockphoto.

Barcelona, Ingenui/iStockphoto.

Intro, Alberto Marangoni/iStockphoto.

San Francisco, nito/Shutterstock.

Berlin, Halie Cousineau/Fodor’s Travel.

Chicago, Andrey Bayda/Shutterstock.

Paris, S-F/Shutterstock.

Back cover, kapitaen/iStockphoto.

New Orleans, Ggoodrow/Dreamstime.com.

London, Ronnybas/Dreamstime.com.

New York City, Marc Venema/iStockphoto.

Rome, Ross Brinkerhoff/Fodor’s Travel.

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