A city break can be the perfect holiday, short, sweet and packed with tons to do. From amazing shopping opportunities to experiencing different cultures, sampling the local cuisine and escaping the every day for a fun-packed weekend, there’s nothing better than a city break. But with city breaks being so short, here’s a few essential tips to help you make the most of yours:
Places to Stay
Popular city break locations include many of Europe’s big cities. From the romance of Paris to the buzz of Barcelona or the charming canals of Venice, there are endless city break opportunities to be had in Europe. If you’re wanting to go somewhere a little less touristy than the hot spots, consider Lisbon, Vienna or Budapest. Portugal’s capital is getting more popular by the day thanks to its charming buildings, rapid growing arts scene and delicious cuisine. Budapest is proving to be one of Europe’s go to cities this year, with its charming outdoor baths and gorgeous architecture, and Vienna is an elegant city with lots of art and culture to be experienced all year around.
When you’re off on a city break time is of the essence. Places which have a long flight time should be off the menu as they’ve to take up valuable time when you could be out exploring. Flight times to many of Europe’s major cities are relatively short from the UK, usually within 1-3 hours. With public transport in most major cities running fairly regularly, you’ll be able to really make your most of the time in the city, without wasting it travelling.
If you really want to make the most of your city break, you’ll want to make sure your money goes as far as possible. By checking out the different currency rates and conversion prices before you book, you’ll be able to decipher which destinations are the most cost effective. With Oanda you can compare all the different currency prices using the converter, so you’ll be able to work out which city has the cheapest beer and how much an evening meal will be in advance. Try to budget a certain amount of money for each day in advance that way you’ll not overspend and be able to make the most of your money.
By following these top tips you’ll be sure to really make the most of your city break wherever you choose to head.