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April 2, 2018

6 European Cities Perfect for a Long Weekend

Want to travel but don’t have a lot of extra time to spare? Sometimes a quick jaunt to a pretty city is just the escape you need. We’re highlighting our top 6 choices for the best European cities to weekend in (and a few activities to do when you’re there).

Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Get lost in the canals
  • Visit the Flower Market
  • Go shopping in the Jordaan
  • Marvel at the works of Van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum
  • Try poffertjes

Venice, Italy

  • Visit Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs
  • Take a gondola ride
  • Visit Murano Island to watch glassblowing
  • Attend a classical concert at Venice’s prestigious Scuola Grande di San Teodoro concert hall
  • Try squid ink pasta

Prague, Czech Republic

  • Visit Prague Castle (Hradcany) and St. Vitus’ Cathedral
  • Go to the top of the Astronomical Clock Tower
  • Drink a pilsner
  • Walk across Charles Bridge
  • Try a trdelnik

London, England

  • Take a spin on the London Eye
  • Visit a local pub
  • Go to the Tower of London
  • Take a stroll through Hyde Park to Kensington Gardens
  • Drink high tea

Lisbon, Portugal

  • Explore Alfama, the Moorish quarter of the city
  • Stop at Belem Tower
  • Try Portugal’s famous Port wine
  • Take a day trip to Sintra
  • Treat yourself to an evening of Fado music

Barcelona, Spain

  • Tour La Sagrada Familia Basilica
  • Sample Spanish Tapas
  • Take a day trip to Monserrat
  • Experience a flamenco show
  • Go to the Barcelona Zoo