For those living in Europe, you’ll find plenty of excellent destinations for a fun city break away, whether you plan to travel with your family, take a girls trip, or a romantic few days with your significant other.
Here are some of the best European city breaks:
Poland is undergoing a revival, and Warsaw is becoming the place to for those who like cost-effective trips away. The city was completely flattened in World War II as Hitler ordered it completely devastated, but the Poles have made quite the comeback and the city is the most modern in Poland.
Warsaw has an excellent food scene, and you’ll be able to find great Polish, Italian, French, American and Mexican food, along with great bars and an impressive night life. Be sure to visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum to learn about the history of Poland and Warsaw, and to learn what makes the city so special.
For anyone hoping to visit London, the hardest part will be figuring out how you’ll spend your time, since there are so many things to do. Consider taking a cruise down the Thames River, spend an afternoon seeing the Tower of London, and check out Highgate Cemetery to pay your respects to George Elliot and Karl Marx.
Budapest is another great option for a cheap but cheerful city break, and you’ll find plenty to do in this beautiful city. Budapest is split into two parts- Buda on the West of the river, and Pest on the right, and while Buda is more historical (be sure to check out the castle), Pest is the city centre and where you’ll find the best restaurants and a great clubbing scene (check out the ruin bars in the Jewish District).
Lisbon is popular with travellers and digital nomads from all over, and a visit to the city will make it easy for you to see why. The art galleries are top-notch, and those who like to wander through local markets will enjoy seeing all that Lisbon has to offer.
For those who like history and architecture, the Lisbon Cathedral is beautiful, while Alfama is the city’s oldest district and a beautiful, historic neighbourhood.
While there is plenty to do during the day in Lisbon, you also won’t be fighting boredom at night. Pink Street is full of clubs and bars, and you can rub shoulders with other tourists and locals at the same time, and there are plenty of other great clubs scattered throughout the city.
If you haven’t yet been to Berlin, you’ve been missing out. Berlin is known throughout Europe as one of the best places for clubbing and music- check out Berghain Tresor if you think you’re likely to be able to get in, or try Prizipal Kreuzberg or Limoandier- both are excellent for girls weekends away.
Along with the nightlife, Berlin has great food, plenty of history, and surprisingly for Western Europe, it won’t break the bank.