Myself and a few girlfriends are looking to book a European city break for March 2023. We’ve been to Paris/Barcelona/Amsterdam etc, so looking for somewhere a little different. Any recommendations?
Lisbon is great - great food, nightlife, close to the beach and quite reasonable! x
Seville has everything you need for a fun weekend! I also love Germany, Berlin is the obvsious choice but Leipzig is seriously cool these days. Lots of independent cafes, restaurants and art galleries. Institut der Zukunft is the Berghain of the city if you want to go out out.
Tel Aviv! Beach, culture, flights from every major airline - and literally the best foodie scene anywhere in the world
I was coming here to post something similar. I really liked Porto - we flew into Lisbon, had a couple of nights there then took the high speed train to Porto.
Budapest is a great city as is Vienna and Prague. Bratislava is also a nice city, you could easily spend a couple of days in each as each city is only 2 or 3 hours train ride from the other, with regular train services.
Alternatively Berlin and Dresden are both very nice, again they are only 2 hours train ride apart.
Other places I would recommend are Salzburg or Innsbruck, or perhaps Stockholm or Bergen
Antwerp walkable and accessible great, lovely boutique shops for fashion, interior design plus fab food
Porto!!! Such a fun vibrant city. Great for walking and not too sprawling. Not expensive to eat and drink and you don’t come across a bad restaurant. Would highly recommend!
Second Lisbon! I’ve been in March before and the weather was the perfect spring temp (we had a couple of rainy spells but nothing major), plus it’s got absolutely everything you want from a city - the food scene is FAB and people are so great. We stayed at the Lumiares Hotel and couldn’t recommend more highly
I went to Malaga in October, it’s a great place for a trip with friends. It’s not the biggest city but the old town is really pretty, there’s great food and rooftop bars. I also loved Milan – great food and shopping!
For something a bit different I love Bilbao. It’s a fun city with seriously good food and bars and you can get the metro to the beach, or a bus/train to San Sebastian for the day.
I also loved Bergen when I visited. It’s not huge, so you feel like you’ve really got to know the place when you leave. I also really loved Oslo when I went for a long weekend a few years ago. A new hotel called Hotel Sommerro has just opened and looks awesome: Startpage - Sommerro
Copenhagen! An excellent city to do in a few days, lots of amazing restaurants, fashion, galleries and design shops! It’s a great to cycle around the city or get the ferries on the harbour.
Stockholm is great, food is delicious and great shopping - easy to walk around!
Couldn’t agree more about Lisbon - the food, the people and the sunshine really add to such a vibrant city. Plus, Cascais is nearby for gorgeous beaches and Sintra for a day trip and some of the most incredible views.