When you finally make it to your dream destination, the last thing you want to worry about is how you’ll get around.
Or…. even if you want to stay local.
In a new place full of possibilities, you don’t want to waste time on logistics or money on record-high gas prices, so it’s smart to venture somewhere you can explore by foot. Luckily in the United States, many of the major cities are some of the most walkable in the world. Walking the city streets is the best and only way to experience a cultural epicenter to its fullest, where you can stumble upon hidden gems and grab a bite of local street food. Discover an entire city in just a day or two in these 10 most walkable cities in the U.S. for 2022, based on their walking scores.
Urban “walkability” scoring measures the distance and access to key amenities in a given area radius. Locations are rated from zero to 100, with 70-89 as “Very Walkable,” meaning almost all daily tasks can be completed on foot, and 90-100 being a “Walker’s Paradise,” where all errands do not require a car. Each of these 10 American cities score high in walkability, so everything you’ll need, from food to ATMS to shopping, will be at arm’s (or leg’s!) reach for your next trek into a concrete or cobblestone jungle.
San Francisco, California
New York, New York
Coffee lovers should venture to Seattle to grab an excellent “cup of joe” to-go at the iconic Pike Place Market. Scored at a “Very Walkable” 70.8, Seattle is a great city to explore as you sip your way through the Pioneer Square Art Walk and a sighting of the famous Space Needle.
And last but not least: Long Beach, California