Music fans from across the globe come to Memphis to walk down Beale Street, a stretch of road which can claim being the birthplace of the blues. Music continues to thrive on this iconic downtown street, with many bars and clubs offering live music every night of the week.
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Michigan Avenue, home to the Magnificent Mile, runs north-south through the heart of Chicago. The mile-long stretch between Oak Street and the Chicago River serves as the Windy City's cultural center, with some of its best shopping, department stores, luxury boutiques and restaurants.
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Best known for its annual Mardi Gras antics, Bourbon Street, in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter, has a history as long and storied as the city itself. The 13 blocks extending from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue are a hotspot for jazz, all-night partying, beautiful architecture and French Creole cuisine.
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Worth Avenue, sometimes called the Rodeo Drive of Florida, is one of the most glamorous areas of Palm Beach. The small pedestrian areas, or vias, just off the main road house nearly every luxury brand retailer a shopper could dream of. The avenue's oldest store, Kassatly's, has been in business since 1923.
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Beverly Hills and its most famous street, Rodeo Drive, have become synonymous with the celebrity lifestyle. The four blocks of Rodeo stretching from Wilshire Boulevard to South Santa Monica Boulevard have become a hub of California's haute couture fashion -- a place frequented by the stars, or at least their personal shoppers.
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The nation's most recognizable building, the White House, is located along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. This historic stretch of road, which ends at the U.S. Capitol, has played a key role in America's history as a place where presidents have taken the oath of office and citizens have staged important pickets and protests.
Elvis fans know Music Row, a historic stretch of Nashville's Sixteenth Avenue, as the address of RCA Studio B, the place where The King recorded some 200 tunes. It remains at the heart of the city's music industry, with many recording studios, record labels, publishing houses and radio stations making their homes here.
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Palm trees, the beach, sexy cars, beautiful women and Art Deco buildings ... it seems all the things that make Miami famous can be found along Ocean Drive in South Beach.
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Wall Street, located in the heart of New York City's financial district, has come to represent American capitalism and big business.
Winding through the Santa Monica mountains and the Hollywood Hills, Mulholland Drive offers some of the best views of downtown Los Angeles and of the iconic Hollywood sign.
Walk down Miami's Calle Ocho and you'll think you're in Cuba. Visitors flock to this thoroughfare running through the center of Little Havana for its authentic Cuban food, music, hand-rolled cigars and festive atmosphere.
There's something fundamentally "American" about the dream of hitting the jackpot in Vegas -- a dream that's funded some of the nation's biggest hotels and casinos along the stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard known as The Strip. In fact, many visitors probably never leave this one iconic road.
Broadway! It means lights, action and the world's best in live theater. While many productions officially designated as "Broadway plays" are in theaters not actually on the street of the same moniker, the entire theater district bears its name.
Anyone who's ever played Monopoly has coveted property on Park Place, the game's second most expensive piece of real estate. The real Park Place can be found in Atlantic City on the Jersey shore, where you'll find a small sign at the corner of Boardwalk and Park Place just across from Bally's Atlantic City casino.
Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority
In "America's Walking City," residents and visitors alike come to Beacon Street when they want to go for a stroll outdoors. Starting in the Beacon Hill neighborhood in central Boston and stretching west through the suburbs, Beacon Street borders the city's most famous green space, the Boston Commons.
New York's iconic Fifth Avenue tops many a shopaholic's bucket list, with brands like Tiffany & Co. and Saks operating flagship stores along what has become one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world.
San Francisco's most famous street, Lombard Street, is famously known as "the most crooked street in America." Drivers must navigate tight hairpin turns, lined by colorful shrubs, flowers and townhouses, to make their way down this extremely steep hill. It's not the steepest street in the city, but with a 40-degree incline, it's certainly near the top.
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Many of Hollywood's industry elite work in the Valley but live in the trendy neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and Malibu. Sunset Boulevard links these two worlds and has become a symbol of the dream of moving to L.A. to become famous.
Madison Avenue, running north through Manhattan from Madison Square to the Madison Avenue Bridge, has served as the epicenter of the American advertising industry since the 1920s.
Santa Fe uniquely captures the spirit of the American Southwest, while offering visitors 400 years of history and amazing art . . . all along historic Canyon Road. The half-mile stretch of adobe buildings in Santa Fe's arts district has more than 100 galleries - many specializing in Native American arts and handicrafts - and restaurants serving Southwestern cuisine.
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