There are many times where we just need a break or vacation. Just to get away from it all and take in something new. One of the most common ways to do this and get away is to take a city break. If you’re wondering what’s so special about a city break, here are a few reasons why it’s arguably one of the best – and most fun – holidays you can have.
The Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, the Empire State Building, Big Ben: need we say more? All of these world-famous landmarks reside in cities that are home to so many more attractions. By spending the weekend in a city, you can knock some of the world’s most famous landmarks off your bucket list, while also getting to experience many of the local cuisine and culture.
Short and Sweet
City breaks are typically no more than a few nights long, often taken over a weekend, which means you don’t need to take weeks off work and you can fit it in around other goings-on. It’s the perfect ‘weekend away’ or, if you’re thinking of booking a night in a hotel somewhere, why not go overseas? If you’re heading to the likes of Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin or Brussels on a scheduled flight from the UK, a full day with an overnight would easily give you a memorable snapshot of the city.
City breaks are often short, so they can be pretty affordable. Of course when you’re traveling to capital cities the cost of living is often quite high, but visiting over a long weekend for a short trip can easily defray the cost. While many city slickers book their flights and hotels separately, you will often find some great low-cost packages from different providers. For instance,the Co-Operative Travel last minute holidays offer great value in some of the world’s most fascinating city destinations. Plus booing a travel package saves you quite a bit of time and makes the whole trip more convenient.
Of course, who goes on a city break without enjoying a spot of retail therapy? Whether it’s Macy’s in New York or the designer boutiques of Paris, there are plenty of opportunities for you to melt some plastic while you’re away. It’s also a great opportunity to check out a lot of the local markets in most major cities that offer hand crafted and fine goods made by local craftsmen.
Reason enough for you? If that hasn’t got you booked, packed and ready for a weekend in the city, perhaps it’s time you throw caution to the winds and give it a go anyway. Who knows, it could be your trip of a lifetime. Bon voyage!