In peace time, it is a lovely street which has a lot to offer with respect to shopping, enjoying good food at several restaurant outlets, and is especially beautiful at Christmas time. However, since November 2013, this street has been transferred to a political platform against the pro-Russian President who was routed out after a very bloody scene on this very same street. Currently, and sadly enough, Khreshchatyk Street became a memorial site for those who lost their lives during these events; and if you happen to be there, you can still pass by and place of a bouquet flowers in their memory. If you walk down from Khreshchatyk Street, it leads you to the riverside drive (nabirijna), which is another good location for restaurants and shopping, as well as pretty scenery alongside the river. In 1996, I worked in that region at Mohyla University, and used to frequent an American-style restaurant called Arizona, which has very good food to offer for individuals and families, and I always manage to go back and have a nice meals and breakfasts.