Strolling along Istiklal
If you want to experience a bustling scene of Istanbul
you can never go wrong with Istiklal. Tourists and locals alike stroll through the main pedestrian street from wee hours of the morning and into late night. From here you can veer off into smaller streets for restaurants, markets and small shops, or walk towards Taksim square for the views. Staying around Istiklal is also quite affordable and highly recommended.