It is not a secret that this year has been difficult for so many people around the world. Millions of travelers had to skip their plans and stay at home in 2020 but the situation cannot remain like this forever, and the vaccination will hopefully bring everyone’s lives back to normal. Naturally, people will want to travel again for leisure, business, or study purposes.
If you cannot afford a long holiday, shorter weekend travel can be a good idea. Moreover, several weekend-long trips a year can make your life more exciting and less routine. Of course, there are several things to consider when planning a city break such as your budget, main travel goals, means of transport, etc.
To save, you might want to check out special deals on flights and accommodation but even a short city break can still be expensive when you start calculating all expenses such as food, sightseeing, souvenir shopping, and so on. Apart from mandatory expenses like flights and hotel rooms, popular European cities offer many free exciting activities that can help you to save on your city break.
London is the major gateway city in Europe and a popular tourist and business destination, so no wonder why hotels in London are so expensive. This multicultural metropolis offers so many free things to do that it is hard to mention them all. Here are some of the most popular choices: visit the British Museum to see Egyptian mummies and the Rosetta Stone, check out modern art at the Tate Modern, and then head to the Natural History Museum to see a T-Rex skeleton. Greenwich Park and Wimbledon Common are great for picnicking and relaxing and don’t forget about fantastic selfies near all signature attractions of the British capital such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, and many more.
The City of Love or the City of Lights, Paris is an ideal destination for a short city break. This is a multicultural place with a long history and iconic landmarks, many of which are free to visit. Find an affordable hotel in Paris to have enough money for charming street cafes and then explore the following places. Taking selfies near the Eiffel Tower is free; the same applies to the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre. By the way, the Eiffel Tower looks particularly impressive at night. Visit the Basilica du Sacre Coeur this church is a hidden gem of the French capital. Participate in free walking tours to visit the main attractions of Paris, check the exhibition of the Paris Museum of Modern Art, and then relax in the Luxembourg Gardens to feel like a royal.