Six Activities To Try Next Time You Take A City Break

December 19, 2018

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you’ll know that I’m partial to a city break. If you’re looking for ideas of what to do over winter and spring then I would definitely suggest researching what city breaks there are out there as they are always a fun idea for a last minute holiday and can be decided close to when you want to go.

2018 has brought with it a number of city breaks for me including Bath, Cologne and Eindhoven, and each one has been enjoyable for a number of different reasons. Whether you go abroad, or somewhere within the UK, there are loads to do in cities, whether touristy or not, and today I’ve rounded up some of my favourites.

Visit A Museum Or Gallery

Maybe not one that is top of your agenda, but an interesting one nonetheless. It’s worth researching museums before you go as well as some have discounted entry prices on specific days or offers if you’re a student. When I headed to Nuremberg back in November, we were able to visit the Modern Art Gallery for €1.

If you’re travelling with children as well, a museum is a great place to spend some time and helps them to learn something new. If you visit whilst there are events on too, you’re getting even more from your money – winner!

Go Roller Skating

If you’re a big kid at heart, or maybe a bit of a daredevil, and fancy doing something a bit different on your trip, then why not try rollerskating. It’s a easy way to get around as you cover so much ground a lot quicker than walking, and it can be loads of fun too. There are usually tracks in most major cities, especially if they’re by the beach, or you may be lucky and even find a roller disco!

Ride A Big Wheel

What better way to see the sites of a city than from up high. Most big cities now have either a large tower or viewing wheel which you can ride to take in the views. If you aren’t scared of heights (or maybe even if you are and want to conquer your fear) then this is something I would definitely recommend.

Some of my favourite travel memories were going on the winter wonderland wheel in Oslo, and climbing the city walls in Dubrovnik, both of which gave amazing views that you don’t get from the ground. If you can then try going at night as well which will make it feel that little bit more magical.

Rent An Apartment

I’m a big fan of renting an apartment abroad and usually chose them over hotels as you get more for your money and have the space to relax, cook and appreciate living like a local in a new city.

The great thing with the properties you rent is that they are usually in central locations, close to everything and by shops, bars and restaurants. If you search around as well you can get some really good offers and live in a slice of luxury for a few days.

Try A Cocktail Making Class

If you’ve ever tried a cocktail making class before, you know how much fun they can be. Although I have never tried one abroad, it is something I have always wanted to do with friends and I’m looking into it for my hen do next year.

Making delicious cocktails can be really fun, and when you’re drinking them you appreciate exactly how much effort it has taken because you have made it yourself. They’re usually good value for money too.

Take A Guided Walk

If you know me, you’ll know I’m a big fan of a doing a guided walk in a new city as a tourist. Sometimes its great to aimlessly wander the streets at your own pace, but I think there is something really special about learning the history of where you are staying and getting your bearings for the rest of your trip.

There are loads of companies now who offer guided tours of cities and you can find out information on them online. It can be a great way to discover some hidden gems too, and get recommendations off a local for where to eat and drink.

I hope this post has encouraged you to book some city breaks and given you some inspiration of what you can do when you’re there.  ninja warrior

What is your favourite thing to do on a city break?

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