I like to explore cities on foot. I’ll get a good map, and figure out a nice long loop that will take me by a variety of places. When I am on foot, I am going slow enough to absorb the sights, sounds and smells of everything I pass, and I can stop as often as I want to look at something more closely.
Early on in my visit I like to get to someplace with a good view of the city to orient myself — a cathedral tower, an office tower with an observation deck, a big hill.
Contributor: John Z Wetmore from pedestrians.org