5 Places to Visit on Your Easter Bank Holiday Weekend
Budapest is an amazing city, and the perfect place to visit for a long weekend break. Whether you’re a fashionista foodie that just wants to try all the best restaurants and sip cocktails in-between shopping trips or you prefer to lounge in luxury at a spa, Budapest could be the one for you. Flights are ridiculously cheap from almost anywhere in the UK and the weather is gorgeous this time of year (expect sun and an average of 15 degrees - city break perfection). Budapest is home to some of the most quirky and cool ruin bars in the world, Szimpla Kert is an unforgettable experience and a MUST when you visit. Budapest also boasts a handful of world class thermal baths; the hot springs are great healers and not to mention the perfect hangover cure.
Amsterdam is one of the places on earth you NEED to visit. Escape the rules and regulations of your normal 9-5 life to live this liberal way of life for a weekend. The red-light district is just as interesting as it is cheeky, and their local coffee shops are an experience I’d recommend to everyone too. But, if that’s not your thing, there’s almost a bakery on every corner with the most Instagram worthy baked treats you could dream of. There’s also an endless number of museums to get lost in. Bicycles run this city, which is great because who wouldn’t want to travel around on a tandem bike in-between coffee and waffle stops!
If you like pizza, good wine and ice cream for desert then Milan is the one for you. Everyone knows how great Italy is for food, but don’t forget that Milan is also the number one spot for shopping too! City breaks were designed so you could eat and spend as much as possible, and Milan has THE BIGGEST outlet village in Europe called ‘Serravalle’, just hop on the train or catch a bus and you’ll be experiencing up to 70% off your favourite designers in no time. What a dream.
Fancy escaping the hustle and bustle for a weekend? Luckily the UK boasts some of the most beautiful beaches you’ve ever seen, and they’re only a drive away! Wells-next-the-sea is an award-winning seaside village tucked away on the north Norfolk coast. From quaint little seaside boutiques to some of the best fish and chips you’ll have ever tried, you can enjoy a day of crabbing followed by a walk on the sand dunes overlooking one of the most picturesque beaches the UK has to offer while the sun goes down.
Firstly, if you haven’t been to London yet then where have you been?! And if you have, I can promise there are still some hidden spots you’re yet to explore. London is huge, you can be in one area, Chelsea for example, and feel like you’re in a completely different country to somewhere like Camden. The restaurant and bars are endless, there's even a ball pit bar with retro sweet themed cocktails and word on the street is there brunch is one of the best. There are musicals, plays, and all sorts of shows on every single day and it’s got enough shopping opportunities that you can probably expect to return home with a couple of empty pockets.