You may be interested in a waterfront or riverfront vacation home, but where are our top 7 waterfront cities?
7. Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg has two lakes, nearly 2,400 different bridges across its canals, and an active port on the Elbe River. The city has since broadened its relationship with the water, put the planned HafenCity project into place. It is a prime example of the “Power of 10” multiuse theory, as it boasts a concert hall, marketplaces, ship terminals, museums, apartments, shops, public transportation hubs, schools, restaurants, and parkland.
6. Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore was part of the initial movement to renew the waterfront. It has an amazing setting that has a compact and diversified harbor that both residents and visitors can engage with. The boardwalk in Baltimore forms a “U”-shape, and the water takes center stage. Their boardwalk goes east, and reaches enclosed piers, which have more attractions such as shops, art galleries, restaurants (with seating outside,) and the National Aquarium!
5. Venice, Italy
You may get lost walking across the bridges and slender streets of the one-hundred and eighty-eight islands that make up the city of Venice, but you will find yourself connected with the allure of the city. In a large amount of cities, the roads are the largest problematic aspect of the scenery; but in Venice, they are the most breathtaking part.
4. San Sebastián, Spain
Essentially hugging the rim of the Bay of Biscay, San Sebastián’s beautiful promenade goes along the arcing coast from on from one edge of the city to the alternative edge of the city. San Sebastián is a very prominent Spanish beach resort, that intrigues its visitors to visit the waterfront with features such as two crescent beaches that go along the Bay of Biscay at the end of the old city. It also features Parte Vieja, which is a neighborhood that flows with activity.
3. Rio De Janerio, Brazil
Rio De Janerio, often shorted to Rio, is the second largest city in Brazil. Rio’s beachfront is a breathtaking sight. It is intricately designed, with black-and-white cobblestones, studded with cafés and merchants. It is a ceremonial spot where those who want to look, can bond with those that want to be looked at. Rio De Janerio is the home of the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) atop the Corcovado mountain. It has been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
2. Sydney, Australia
Sydney is the home to one of the most visually paralyzing bays in the world. Sydney’s Harbor is a great place to take a boat ride, go for a stroll, or just sit and relax. While Sydney is the famous home of the Opera House, there is also iconic beaches, busy water traffic, as well as calm parks over the water.
1. Napa, California
Napa Valley is famous area known as the “wine country,” but the Napa Valley riverfront is a fancy, relaxing, and breathtaking experience. There are a wide variety of restaurants and shops, as well as events that come around from time-to-time. With amazing homes on the water and activities near by, Napa’s waterfront and riverfront community is simply one of the best in the world.