This past year most of us haven’t strayed far from the street where we live, what with Covid-19 lockdowns, stay-at-home orders and travel bans.
But whether you’re daydreaming about international travel, or just excited to branch out of your neighborhood into the city center, Time Out has some inspiration fodder ready.
The global media brand has rounded up what it calls the “world’s coolest” streets, as selected by some 27,000 city residents from across the globe.
To finalize the top 10, Time Out editors from each destination surveyed the suggested streets, focusing on each nomination’s food and drink highlights, cultural and nightlife offerings. The team also looked into how each street has cultivated a feeling of community, which has perhaps been more important than ever in the wake of the pandemic.
Topping the list is Smith Street in Melbourne, Australia, a buzzy thoroughfare known for its independent stores, gay bars, live music venues and great restaurant scene.
The way in which the local community has rallied around Smith Street’s businesses during Melbourne’s lockdowns helped the street clinch the top spot, according to Time Out.
Tiny cocktail bar Above Board is one of the Smith Street spots highlighted in the list.
Owner and head bartender Hayden Lambert told CNN Travel that his team is “so excited” by the news, praising Smith Street’s “fantastic community.”
“We have long loved the area and…