When you travel to a new destination, you want to explore as much of the new country, city, or town as possible. You probably want to immerse yourself in the culture, in the personality, and the general vibe of the place. Although you can do this by simply wandering around and finding the most popular tourist spots, you can also do this by finding the place where the street performers reside. These performers can give you an insight into what the music, the people, and the likes and dislikes of that destination are, and these cities have street performers who put on the best shows for tourists.
London – England
If you haven’t put London on your bucket list just yet, you should probably do so right away. Although this city may not be as big as others across the world, it has more than enough for you to enjoy – and almost all of these activities surround the famous River Thames. Right next to the likes of the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the Sea Life Center you will find the popular South Bank area of the city. As you walk along here, you will find performers of all shapes, sizes, and talents showing off their craft. From singers to circus acts, you’ll be able to see it all.
Austin, TX – United States of America
Over the past few years, more and more buskers have made their way to Austin, Texas to showcase their magic. That’s because the city has decided to trial a new scheme where buskers are provided with a living wage – and that’s a big draw for those who want to get their talents out there. Thanks to this, the city is now full of people who want to spread the joy in the form of their music or their art. You can’t walk down the street without seeing someone showing off their talent, and it’s bound to make your trip even more enjoyable.
Tel Aviv – Israel
Tel Aviv is known as one of the most influential cities in the world for young people and creatives, so it should come as no surprise to learn that many of these people are taking to the streets and showing tourists what they’ve got. This is especially true along the Jaffa Promenade. This seaside promenade is full of musicians who want to entertain those who walk past. While this destination offers musicians and artists who deal in various different genres, it’s especially famous for showcasing those with classical undertones.
Berlin – Germany
Busking and street performing in Berlin isn’t an easy task, because there are various rules and regulations in and around the city. However, there is one place in Berlin where there are no restrictions in place, and this has since become a street performer’s heaven. Mauerpark not only offers tourists a flea market and beautiful scenery, but it also offers tourists the chance to take in the local culture and art scene.
If you’re a fan of street performers, you should probably add these cities to your bucket list as soon as you can.