I’ve been doing some research because I’ve caught wanderlust fever. And a European vacation isn’t my near future “bucketlist”. If you are tight on vacation time or vacation dollars a short trip may be the answer. A four-day weekend may be just enough to fit in the dream trip city break.
A city break can be really magical. When you have the right company, share the same desires and interests, you can really end up having the most amazing rendezvous in some of the world’s best locations. City breaks don’t have to be just a weekend, you can travel a little further afield and explore some amazing destinations for a little longer than a two-day stint. I wanted to share with you some of the best European city breaks that are perfect for your next rendezvous with a loved one or a friend. I hope it inspires you to make the leap across the pond.
Heading to England’s capital city won’t disappoint. You can find yourself lost in one huge city that is full of some of the most iconic sites. You can marvel at Buckingham Palace, take a selfie with Big Ben, or even just potter around the many streets with designer shops or boutique markets. There is something for everyone in London, and not only that but jumping on the train and heading outside of London for a short trip will enable you to witness the beautiful English countryside. An English countryside is a perfect place for a rendezvous.
Oslo is the capital city of Norway and is definitely a place to consider if you want to experience a vibrant city break. It is most well-known for its open green spaces and museums, but there is much to do here. You could also consider staying between the airport and the city in a hotel such as MOXY Oslo X Hotel in Skjetten in Oslo region. Some of the more noticeable landmarks would be the ship museum and the panoramic views over the Fjord.
The city of Madrid is renowned for its artwork and the many museums showcasing some of the most famous pieces. It is a city of elegant little streets with boutique shops, stunning restaurants, and vibrant bars. It is full of the Spanish charm and a place where you can really reconnect with friends and loved ones while sampling a very laid back style. Barcelona always tends to be the city of choice for people holidaying in Spain, but Madrid will not disappoint.
Paris. The city of love and romance. It is no surprise that this French city is a popular destination for couples seeking a little breakaway or even a full-on vacation. Climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoying the marvelous Louvre, or even sampling some of the quaint French cafés along the River Seine. There is plenty to see and do, and if you happen to be a big kid at heart, you even have Disneyland Paris to enjoy. It is only a short train ride away.
Bruges is a city of winding canals, bridges, and spectacular architecture that you would be a fool to ignore the quaint city in Belgium. Get lost among the cobbled streets or marvel at some of the medieval looking buildings, or simply watch the day away sampling Belgium chocolate and hot coffee. It certainly is a place to consider a city break.
I hope that these suggestions have inspired you to take advantage of some of Europe’s best locations for a breakaway. Have you visited any of cities? Do you have cities to add to list? Add them to the list in the comments below, I’d love to read them.
Until our next rendezvous…
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