Located at the entrance of the Riverwalk shopping center along the Mississippi, the Spanish Plaza is a small square nestled between the buildings and is a particularly pleasant place to visit. In fact we loved the view it offers of the river flowing peacefully as well as its charming central fountain and its remarkable mosaics. It's an ideal place for a quick lunch in the sun before an afternoon of shopping at the nearby mall.
Beautiful places, lots of people and a happy atmosphere. Bars and souvenir shops full of colorful objects, and the pavillion has AC during the summer. Try the Michelada, a cocktail of beer, Mexican spices, and lots of ice. There are terraces throughout the street. The only downside is that the shops close at 8. Highly recommended!
Union Square is one of the liveliest places in New York City, where you can always find people sunbathing, enjoy a street performer, or browse a weekly farmer's market. For many New Yorkers, Union Square represents a meeting point.
Harvard Square is the main square in Cambridge, Harvard University's neighbourhood. This square hosts everything from concerts and demonstrations to markets. There's a huge bookstore there called The Coop and there are many other shops, restaurants, cafes and theatres. It's the ideal place for a stroll or to sit on a terrace and enjoy the views.
The Dealey Plaza is a landmark in the city of Dallas because that's where JFK died in 1963. The square, a green space with grass and trees, is traversed by three streets: Commerce Street, Main Street and Elm Street. It's in between Houston Street and Triple Bypass Highway. In the same square there's also '"The sixth floor museum", from which the former U.S. was shot. As a curiosity, note that on the road they have marked the point where JFK was shot, although this is best seen in the accompanying video.
Passing by Spanish Way, one ends up in the Plaza of Spain. And right in the corner is a Spanish restaurant for tapas. For those ve want to feel as though they are at home. THe area isn´t especially pretty, but it´s a good place to have dinner at night.
If there is a place in Chicago that can be considered the center of town, it is definitely the Daley Plaza. It houses City Hall and also a large convention center (Richard J. Daley Center), various historical skyscrapers (like the First United Methodist Church) and two major works of contemporary Spanish artists (Picasso and Miró). The square also exhibits a large fountain with jets and an eternal flame in memory of those killed in recent wars. Being in the heart of the Loop, Chicago's business district, it is quite quiet in low season and during holidays.
This area is worth it to stroll around and photograph Saint Louis with the Kiener Plaza, the Morton D. May Amphitheatre, and especially the City Garden with sound panels on the ground, lighting, water, and sculptures and references to classic tales. It's a luxurious site. It also has a TGI Fridays for a little snack before you start strolling or Hooters for a beer and good views.
You have to kick it in New York City, meaning you should walk and wander through its streets, but keep in mind some basic safety rules, such as don't go for a walk in the Bronx. Wandering aimlessly makes you curious and leads you to discover charming things and places, like the Abingdon Square garden in West Village. A statue of a doughboy soldier stands in it, erected in honor of those who died during WWI. You will also find several plant species, chess tables and square stone paths for walking. The place is very quiet and its appropriate to sit on a bench and take a break after two or more hours of walking.
Cincinnati is a typical American city in the sense that it has a well-defined historic center. Other cities in the United States have a historic center or business center bustling with life during working hours but at night or during the holidays they are absolutely deserted. People live and have fun in the suburbs ... The liveliest place is Cincinnati's Fountain Square, a place which is not particularly large nor is it very striking, but it has a classic style. City life takes place around here. There are bars with terraces, there are people in the streets ... The Buzz, the atmosphere. There are not people around at all hours, because we are not in a Mediterranean country. Around Fountain Square you can find the best restaurants and bars in the city, as well as shops. This is said to be the very heart of Cincinnati ...
This is the best playground ever. It is huge and has all kinds of equipment for children like a skate park, swings and slides. The view of Seward Bay from here is spectacular. It´s the perfect place to spend an afternoon with the kids.
The Main Plaza is located in downtown San Antonio, and is home to the oldest church in Texas: San Fernando Cathedral. It is a large square with numerous benches and tables in the shade, making it a good place to stop and rest while exploring the city. You will often see several street food stalls dotted around this square.