4 European Cities for a Fantastic Weekend Getaway

It’s time for a holiday! Here are four great European cities with tons to see, taste and experience, making for the perfect weekend getaway.

Prague

Prague, Czech Republic offers much to do for visitors of all ages. For the sightseers of the group, there’s the Charles Bridge, one of Prague’s most celebrated landmarks, and the Church of our Lady before Tyn, located in Prague’s Old Town, the Staré Město. For music aficionados, the Czech Museum of Music hosts a collection of almost one million items.

Prague’s nightlife scene is great for stag parties too. Most nightclubs keep the music going until dawn and beyond. Lavka Bar, Karlovv Lazne, Bombay Bar & Music Club and Zlaty Strom Club are some of the most happening places to drink, dance and have a good time in Prague.

Budapest

Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is jam-packed with fun things to do too. Visitors often spend time in the Castle District—the beautiful home to the Royal Palace, as well as several historic landmarks, museums and fine dining establishments. Sightseers shouldn’t miss the Danube Promenade and the Chain Bridge, a historic bridge that crosses the Danube River at the base of Castle Hill. For the kids, the City Park is home to the Budapest Zoo, an amusement park, and the City Lake.

The nightlife in Budapest offers an exciting place for stag parties too. The lively festival scene is a great place to start any night out, and then visitors often enjoy clubs like Rocktogon for rock & roll music, Piaf for the jazz scene, and Livingroom or Club Seven to dance and drink the night away.

London

London, England attracts the most international visitors in the world annually. Those wishing to learn about the royal history of London can tour the Houses of Parliament, where Big Ben is also located, or take a trip to Buckingham Palace, where the queen and the royal family reside. Tourists in the mood for some photography and sightseeing can take a ride on the London Eye, the world’s largest observation wheel. From high above the city you can see the sights of London including the Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on the far banks of the River Thames. There are also countless museums to visit in London, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Gallery and the world-famous British Museum.

Stag parties visiting London may want to check out some of the famous comedy clubs, including the Comedy Café or the Comedy Store. London is also known for its robust club scene. Visitors may want to check out The Den and Centro, Fabric or SeOne to enjoy drinks and dancing.

Barcelona

Beautiful Barcelona, Spain, is home to spectacular architecture, rich culture and a vibrant nightlife. For those interested in sightseeing, be sure to visit the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s landmark cathedral, designed by famed architect, Antoni Gaudí. For sports fans, the Barcelona FC Museum is a must-see, with rooms galore of football memorabilia. Kids will enjoy the Barcelona Aquarium—one of the best in the world—drawing over a million visitors annually.

For those in the mood for some fun nightlife, there are many choices as well. Visitors often start their night in Old Town or on Las Ramblas, home to many sports bars and restaurants. Stag parties can find fun and excitement in the Gothic Quarter as well.

 

No matter where your holiday takes you, each of these cities offers something unique and special. You’re sure to return home with many happy memories!

 

 

This guest post was contributed by Joanne Wilkes, a fledgling travel writer based in London, England. Be on the lookout for more of her stories!

 

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