I have this thing with colorful travel. I love finding the most colorful streets in cities all over the world. I’ve actually chosen destinations based on how colorful the city is. So I figured I’d put together this list of favorites for all the other color-lovers out there. I know there are many more colorful places that I’ve yet to explore, and I’m hoping to grow this list the more I travel.
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston is my favorite city in the US (besides my hometown of Chicago of course). I had no expectations when visiting, but was blown away by its European charm. I love finding a little bit of Europe in the states. It’s a great city to explore by foot, eat everything coconut, and take a ton of colorful photos! The color in this city goes way beyond the famous Rainbow Row.
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People are usually surprised by how colorful Iceland’s capital is. I know I was! Considering how rough and dark Iceland’s winters can be, it’s refreshing to see so much color. The best view of this colorful city is definitely from the top of the Hallgrímskirkja church. But make sure to spend time wandering and capturing all the facades! It’s a small city so you don’t need more than a few days to see it all.
Read more: 48 Hours in Reykjavik Iceland
Inspired by the amazing people of Instagram, I drove out to D.C. (okay, Jorge drove out to D.C.) to explore all the colorful neighborhoods. It’s yet another US city full of European charm, adorable storefronts, and tons of history.
Read more: Best Places to Take Pictures in D.C.
Rue Crémieux (first photo) is the most colorful street in Paris, and surely my favorite one in the whole city. And even though you don’t see that much color outside of Rue Crémieux, there are still plenty of storefronts, cafes, and doors offering up bursts of color throughout the other neighborhoods.
Read more: 48 Hours in Paris
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Oh, this incredibly vibrant city is definitely high on the list of color! Block after block of colorful homes ranging from pastels to bolder shades. Though I loved the architecture, the food and people truly won me over!!
Read more: Things to Do in Old San Juan Puerto Rico
New Orleans, Louisiana
Color everywhere you look! In the post I link below, I talk about all the different neighborhoods you can explore to find all the colorful facades. To top it all off, they have some of the most amazing food I’ve ever had. Beignets and banana foster french toast, anyone?
Read more: A Color Lovers Guide to New Orleans
Kicking myself for not visiting Kinsale when I was in Ireland! I had no idea it existed or that it was this colorful. Thanks to Grace from FashionEdible, I learned that I really missed out on this gem and need to go back ASAP. If you’re taking a road trip through Ireland (please do, it’s amazing) and looking to add more colorful cities consider Cobh and Dingle. Dingle’s one of my favorite small towns! There’s way more than lush greens and gray skies in Ireland.
Read more by FashionEdible: Pictures of Ireland
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I was finally able to visit this beautiful city this past year. I love the architecture, the greenery, the vintage cars, everything London has to offer. There’s no shortage of color as you stroll through the mews. Definitely make your way over to the Notting Hill neighborhood as well. I’ve linked my personal *color-loving* walking map in the post below. Also, if you have extra time, definitely check out Bristol. It’s just 2.5 hours away from London and super colorful too.
Read more: 4 Days in London Guide
San Francisco, California
San Francisco is a city I visited before I started getting more into photography. I wish I had a blog post to show you all how colorful the city is! It’s such a beautiful place with some of the most stunning homes I’ve ever seen. For more San Fran photos I’d stalk @ckanani’s and @sophia.gb’s IG accounts.
I recently wrote about this colorful island which then inspired me to put together this whole list of cities. Burano is every color lover’s dream. It’s literally bursting in color everywhere you turn and cannot be missed if you’re visiting Italy!
Read more: Italy’s Most Colorful Island
What are your favorite colorful cities? Please share in the comments so that my list can grow even more.
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