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This is the main thoroughfare in the city, and you can find everything there: shops, good restaurants, movie theater and ice cream parlor. Pretty touristy, excellent for people watching but really a nice experience. Also close to many of the main sights.
I never been in San Francisco in the U.S. But I think Lonely Planet had did an exaggeration to compare Vladivostok to San Francisco. At the same time this street is really nice, full of people from morning until late afternoon(at the night during the...More
It is the main shopping street of Vladivostok. It is quite crowded during rush hours. The shops are modern and many of shopkeepers can speak English. One can buy souvenirs from the shops at reasonable price. The restaurants and cafes are good for money too.
Svetlanskaya Street is the city's main street. It has many shops and restaurants. Unfortunately, it was dead when I walked down it because of the torrential rain. I can imagine, however, that it is packed with locals during the evenings and weekends with nice weather.
Other reviewers mentioned the traffic fumes but I usually live in London so didn't find the fumes too bad. It's an interesting street with a mixture of interesting old and some new buildings. Loads of banks and clothes shops. The main square then the Arseniev...More