Let’s be honest here, we aren’t all beach bums. For some, the lure of golden sands just doesn’t cut the mustard, preferring instead to spend our precious annual leave exploring some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.
If beaches bore you, a city break is the perfect alternative. Tuck into tapas on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas or see life through the eyes of a gladiator in Rome, Italy’s sprawling and historic capital. Paris promises to inject a little romance and ‘joie de vivre’ into your weekend, whilst the thrill of New York’s frenetic city streets sees its visitors return to take a bite of the Big Apple again and again. Of course, no holiday is complete without great food and a city break will give you ample time to scope out the tastiest spots, from the top trattorias in Italy to the very best burger joint in Berlin.
City breaks can show you so much of the world in so little time, allowing you to bid farewell to the office on a Friday and arrive home feeling refreshed and revitalised come Monday morning. Whether you want to shop until you drop, explore the world’s best museums and galleries, or even plan that perfect proposal, a city break is an enticing option. Bring the balmy climates of Mediterranean city breaks into the equation and it’s a win-win holiday situation.
Wherever you plan to wander, there’s nothing more exciting than throwing your overnight bag over your shoulder and setting off in search of new city hot spots.