Wander The Most Walkable Cities in the World

Wander The Most Walkable Cities in the World

Often the greatest advice for travelers looking to fully immerse themselves in new cities is to do so by walking. Oftentimes, getting lost in a city is the best way to avoid the usual tourist attractions and instead stumble upon hole-in-the-wall spots, find undiscovered corners and experience local favorites.

The desire to travel to walkable cities has grown in recent months as travelers look to ditch tours and instead explore new cities by foot.

Domestic Destinations

Take a Walk Through the ‘West’s Most Western Town’

  • In the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona is Old Town Scottsdale, nine walkable neighborhoods blending the city’s new, contemporary feel with its historic Old West charm. Travelers from shoppers and art lovers to foodies and wine connoisseurs will find joy within the walls of the city, and even better it’s all accessible by foot. Start your day in Historic Old Town to get a feel for Scottsdale’s classic western atmosphere featuring Native American jewelry shops, Western-wear boutiques, historic sites dating back to the 1880s such as the Old Adobe Mission and Cavalliere’s Blacksmith Shop. Grab lunch at the legendary Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor for American comfort food and ice cream. Art and culture fanatics will love the dozens of unique art galleries in Scottsdale’s Arts District. Every week, the city invites visitors to the free Thursday Night ArtWalk, where travelers can stroll through different artist demonstrations and live entertainment. Also within Old Town is the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) featuring exhibitions of contemporary and modern art. Shoppers will rejoice in Scottsdale’s 5th Avenue Shopping District, filled with designer boutiques and vintage clothing shops. Head over to Scottsdale Fashion Square, where souvenirs won’t be hard to find with 200 premium retailers all under one roof. Stop in Southbridge to experience Scottsdale’s Wine Trail, a series of tasting rooms within walking distance all serving Arizona Wines (Yes, AZ grows and makes its own wine!). You’ll also find some of the city’s most popular restaurants including authentic Mexican cuisine at Diego Pops and casual delicacies in a trendy setting at Farm & Craft.

Stroll into the Heart of the Action at Denver Cherry Creek

  • Nestled in Denver’s chic shopping district of Cherry Creek North with world-class shopping experiences, exquisite attractions and eateries steps away from the property, Hotel Clio is the perfect home base for travelers visiting Denver. In the heart of a walkable outdoor community and home to the city’s highest concentration of locally-owned stores – the hotel encourages guests to explore the neighborhood’s local charm through a number of partnerships. Wrapped into the cost of a stay, guests also receive access to bikes to explore the neighborhood, complimentary tickets to nearby attractions and exclusive perks at local businesses. Guests can also explore nearby attractions such as the art collection at Relévant Galleries or receive tickets to the lush Denver Botanic Gardens. Prioritizing wellness is easy with exclusive rates at local businesses such as The NOW for rejuvenating massages, Hydrate IV Bar for IV therapy or Pure Green for daily fresh juices.

Hit the Streets with Moxy NYC

  • The Lightstone Group’s Moxy Hotels in New York City – the new Moxy Williamsburg, Moxy Lower East Side, Moxy East Village, Moxy Chelsea, and Moxy Times Square – are all uniquely designed to reflect the DNA of their respective neighborhoods and the fast, exciting pace of the city. Stylish, comfortable and affordable for travelers on the move, these boutique hotels place their surrounding neighborhoods’ naturally active lifestyle at the forefront and are uniquely designed to accommodate groups with their Quad Bunk Room offerings, perfect for reinvigorating summer camp dreams or visitors on the go seeking the city beyond their stunning hotel views. With endless amusements, attractions and discoveries to be had around every corner, in every neighborhood, and on every block, the Moxy NYC hotels are the perfect place to land for those who don’t intend to stay in one place for very long.

Explore the Iconic Streets of West Hollywood at Kimpton La Peer

  • Anchored between the iconic streets of Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, Kimpton La Peer Hotel is centrally located in Los Angeles’ trendy neighborhood of West Hollywood. The hotel is positioned in the chic and walkable Design District boasting numerous acclaimed restaurants, bars and coffee shops. This summer, the hotel launched a brand new rooftop pickleball court alongside their rooftop bar offering sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills and Los Angeles skyline.
  • The hotel is perfect for travelers looking to explore all that Los Angeles has to offer, just a short walk away from other notable landmarks. The design-forward hotel offers an upscale ambience reflecting the neighborhood’s harmony of art, architecture, and fashion. The pet-friendly property features a sparkling pool, courtyard bar and a fully equipped fitness center, more than 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining and lounge spaces. Conceived with an eye for design, the guest rooms and suites integrate style and warmth with hardwood floors and river rock showers.

Tribeca’s Ultimate Luxury: Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s New York

  • Paris-Meets-New York in the heart of Tribeca, New York City's most coveted neighborhood, Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s New York captures the very essence of Tribeca's contemporary flair, presenting an intimate luxury experience that complements its stylish character. As a microcosm of the city itself, Tribeca is full of avant-garde galleries, upscale boutiques, and chic downtown dining, making it an irresistible destination. Within this dynamic neighborhood, Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s New York emerges as the ultimate embodiment of Tribeca's allure. With iconic landmarks right at its doorstep, the hotel welcomes guests into the neighborhood's rhythm, encouraging them to wander through cobblestoned streets lined with boutiques, bask in the beauty of the Hudson River, and relish breathtaking skyline views. Movie lovers can get front-row seats at the famous Tribeca Film Festival and design enthusiasts can marvel at the architectural wonder of the 821-ft skyscraper, the Jenga Building. Discover the neighborly charm of Washington Market Park, a peaceful area full of shaded playgrounds and butterfly gardens or step across the historic Staple Street Skybridge, a landmark along one of Manhattan’s smallest streets. Guests can then dine at the hotel’s signature restaurant Brasserie Fouquet’s, an integral part of Tribeca's dining scene, and indulge in a lavish spa treatment at Spa Diane Barrière. Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s New York echoes Tribeca’s unmistakable charm and serves as a peaceful escape within a bustling city.

Step Into American History – Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. 

  • Located in the heart of the nation's capital on renowned Pennsylvania Avenue, Willard Intercontinental Washington, D.C. is mere steps away from the city’s most sought-after cultural and historic attractions: The White House, World War I Memorial, U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and more. The city of Washington, D.C. is pedestrian-friendly brimming with some of America’s recognizable architecture and historical moments, with Willard InterContinental nestled in the center as a historic landmark in its own right. Following a day of nearby walkable exploration, travelers can enjoy a sunset at Tidal Basin, known for the city’s world-famous cherry blossoms in the spring and fall foliage, before a scenic walk back to Willard for a Parisian-inspired dinner at Café du Parc, or a handcrafted cocktail in the stately Round Robin Bar, which continues to serve as a favorite meeting spot for travelers and D.C.’s elite since 1847.

International Destinations

Get Lost in Morocco’s Colorful and Cultural Streets 

  • The vibrant and bustling city of Marrakech is home to a variety of unique cultural experiences each within walking distance from one another. Start your day at Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, a large marketplace in the old city and a true ode to Marakkech’s culture, where visitors will find delicious food vendors, souvenir booths, and performers such as acrobats, dancers and magicians from morning until night time. A 10-minute walk away, travelers will find Bahia Palace, a 19th-century building decorated in Islamic and Moroccan style where tourists can learn more about Marakkech’s deep history. A quick 20-minute stroll and visitors will arrive at one of Marrakech’s hidden gems, Le Jardin Secret. Over 400 years old and newly opened to the public, visitors can stroll through its gardens, admire its spectacular buildings, and enjoy traditional Moroccan mint tea and delicacies. At the heart of it all is the iconic La Mamounia palace hotel, offering guests a restful respite in the middle of the bustling city. After a day of exploration, guests can leisurely stroll amongst the property’s very own gardens showcasing 900-year-old olive trees, rose bushes, and orange trees or head to The Spa at La Mamounia to experience a traditional Moroccan hammam or take a dip in the picturesque indoor swimming pool under a beautiful painted ceiling. Enjoy a nightcap at Le Churchill Bar, and taste fresh caviar served with smoked fish and blinis alongside a crisp glass of champagne to toast to your time in Marrakech.

Explore London, Bangkok and Singapore the COMO Way

  • With city hotels including COMO Metropolitan London, COMO Metropolitan Bangkok and the soon-to-be opened COMO Metropolitan Singapore, the COMO brand offers visitors a restful escape from their prospective lively locations. Positioned on Old Park lane in Mayfair, COMO Metropolitan London is nestled in the heart of the bustling city. Stroll through Hyde Park, shop luxury boutiques on Bond Street, explore art galleries on the elegant streets of Belgravia, dine at a traditional English pub in Picadilly or visit the iconic Harrods in Knightsbridge, all within walking distance from the urban hotel. At COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, visitors can enjoy the hotel's prime location in  the city’s Central Business District, situated in between the river and Sukhumvit District. In the midst of Bangkok’s best nightlife, dining and shopping, guests can do everything from enjoy local markets or experience a Muay Thai fight. After a day of exploration, guests can make use of the COMO Shambhala Estate, located in both COMO Metropolitan London and COMO Metropolitan Bangkok to enjoy a traditional Thai massage, morning yoga session, acupuncture, or a hydrating facial. Opening with a soft launch in September, COMO Metropolitan Singapore will be housed in COMO Orchard on Bideford Road, with easy access to Singapore’s most iconic dining and retail experiences.

The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City

  • Mexico City is an ideal destination for travelers looking for a walkable, culturally-driven destination full of culinary delights, artistic discoveries and more. The hotel is located at the epicenter of Mexico City – just steps away from the city’s famed historical sites, museums, parks, galleries and world-class dining.
  • Perched above Paseo de la Reforma, the stunning 58-story building is one Mexico City’s luxury urban oasis - offering panoramic Chapultepec Park views. The hotel’s luxury accommodations feature sweeping floor to ceiling windows with stellar city views, marble accents, and contemporary design as well as a renowned spa and restaurant.
  • Carlotta Reforma is the hotel’s newest addition, a sky bar offering an impressive selection of spirits and hand-crafted cocktails served alongside breathtaking city views – with a design that blends the hotel’s surrealist design with sophisticated, urban luxury.

Uncover Rome's Hidden Treasures at InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace

  • Nestled in the heart of Rome sits the newly revealed InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace. Exuding the spirit of "La Dolce Vita," this exquisite property seamlessly weaves together historic splendor, contemporary artistry, and cultural opulence. Enveloped by a rich history, the hotel embodies Rome's enduring allure while delivering an enchanting luxury escape. A city steeped in history unfolds at travelers' feet, inviting exploration of the treasures surrounding the hotel. A leisurely stroll from InterContinental Rome leads to iconic landmarks that resonate with the city's legacy. From the stunning Trevi Fountain, a Baroque masterpiece and one of the world's most renowned fountains, to the timeless allure of the Spanish Steps overlooking Piazza di Spagna and its luxury boutique-laden avenues, and the grandeur of the Colosseum, an emblem of Imperial Rome – each holds a slice of history waiting to be unraveled. Meandering through the labyrinthine streets of the Eternal City, visitors uncover new layers of the past with every turn. Proudly embracing the legacy of the esteemed InterContinental brand, a symbol of luxury hospitality for over 75 years, the hotel promises an experience that seamlessly blends opulence with diversity. Guests find themselves immersed in intoxicating historic architecture, artistry, and cultural richness. The property, graced with the signature of visionary Italian architect Carlo Busiri Vici is a gem among Rome’s historic jewels. InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace is a gateway to Rome's iconic landmarks, its timeless appeal resonates with the eternal charm of the city.

Stroll Through the Glamour of Monaco – Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo

  • Overlooking the shimmering Mediterranean Sea and just minutes away from the famed Casino de Monte-Carlo, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is centrally nestled within the district for travelers seeking glamorous exploration by foot. Here, guests can conveniently stroll to Monte-Carlo’s main cultural and historic attractions, including Prince’s Palace, Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Fort Antoine Theatre, Hercules Port, and more. A visit to Monte-Carlo would not be complete without a shopping spree at Metropole Shopping Center Monte-Carlo, situated mere steps away from Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo. Following a long day of exploration, guests can return to the iconic Belle Époque-style property for relaxation at Spa Metropole by Givenchy, one of three Givenchy spas in the world, and later enjoy a fine dining experience at the brand-new Les Ambassadeurs by Christophe Cussac.