Top 10 Best City Breaks All Around the World

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Alex O'Brien

Alex O'Brien

Last updated:  2020-11-12 16:21:46

If you only have a weekend to travel somewhere special, visiting a famous city might be a good idea. At these places, you can do a lot of different things to quickly unwind and reset, especially if you get city cards. These are all around the world places to blow up some steam and enjoy your time. So here they are, our Top 10 city breaks in the world!

10. Dubai, Luxury at First Hand

Burj Al Arab is the iconic, luxury hotel

Dubai has succeeded in creating a luxury destination in a desert. If you wish to explore the world of the rich firsthand, this is the place to be. Although it's a bit pricey, you can enjoy lots of sun there. You can go to the desert safari, ride a camel or even ski. Naturally, snow is artificial, like many other things, but you should still try it!

No expense was spared to build the most luxurious and unusual hotels and resorts, the highest buildings, or the most expensive designer shopping malls. Moreover, if you like spending money, you'll find many ways to do it here and go on a shopping spree.

9. Istanbul - History, Shopping, and Food

Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmed Mosque looks glorious during the night

If you wish to visit Europe and Asia, pack your bags and come to Istanbul, Turkey. By crossing the Bosporus strait, you'll quickly move between the continents. The old city is settled on the so-called Golden Horn. Here you can go sightseeing in a lot of old historical places. You can visit Topkapi Palace, the 15th and 16th-century administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans and the primary residence. Ensure that you visit The Basilica Cistern, an underground cistern from the sixth century used to catch and store rainwater. 

Or, visit the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. Istanbul is full of mosques, and the most attractive is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque. When you are done with sightseeing, go to the new part of Istanbul and the Taksim square. This is an urban part of the town where you can find lots of shops, restaurants, clubs, and bars.

8. Venice - Love, and Romance

Everyone should cross the Bridge of Sighs

Venice, Italy is the most romantic getaway you can imagine. OK, not everyone will agree, and that's fine. Someone might also tell you that it is overrated or overcrowded. But we also think it is worth disregarding overcrowding and other complaints you might have heard of.

This is the city built on 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. There's something unique about sitting and sipping a cappuccino on St Mark's Square while relaxing. You can also enjoy the ride in the gondola while listening to a serenade. One of the must-see cities indeed, but don't feed the pigeons!

7. Las Vegas - Fun and Luck

Las Vegas shines during the night

OK, if you don't like romance and history, you might just hop on a plane to Las Vegas, USA, and roll the dice. If you don't appreciate gambling, you can have a lot of fun visiting some of the great shows hosted by many hotels or casinos.

Alternatively, you can just check-in in one of the luxury hotels and enjoy by the pool or relax in a spa. Either way, there are many things to blow up some steam in Las Vegas. You just need to find something that suits you.

6. Rome - History and Food

Castel Sant'Angelo is open for tourists every day

Ah, Ancient Rome! Famous Spanish steps, Di Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the Colosseum should never be missed. The same goes for visiting the Vatican, its museum and St Peters square within the St Peter's Cathedral. Explore the city and its fountains, churches, historical buildings, aqueducts, palaces, and monuments.

Visit Galleria Borghese, Castel Sant'Angelo, Roman Forum, and the Catacombs. If this isn't enough, let's just mention pizza, spaghetti, gnocchi, and wine. Still not enough? Then let's say, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace. 

5. Paris - Romance, Love, and History

Eiffel Tower dominates over Paris

The City of Lights! One of the first things when you think of Paris, France, is a romance. You can explore many museums, and a must-see is, of course, The Louvre. Go to the Il the Cite and take a closer look at the Notre Dame cathedral.

The magnificent view of the city is worth climbing the Eiffel Tower. Perhaps you can also watch a cabaret show at The Moulin Rouge. In the evening, the perfect idea is a boat ride on the Seine. Or, just shop till you drop!

4. Berlin - The History, Clubs, and Beer

Brandenburg Gate is one of the symbols of Berlin, Germany

If you like to combine sightseeing with a vibrant nightlife, you are in the right place! Berlin, Germany, has a famously turbulent past and a lot of famous locations. You can relax in one of many parks and visit a lot of historic places.

Visit Checkpoint Charlie, Charlottenburg Palace, or the remains of the Berlin wall. Have fun visiting some of the clubs in the evening, as there is a buzzing nightlife scene. Beer is also excellent!

3. Prague - The History, Food, and Beer

Hradcany Castle is an important part of Prague history

Prague is a wonderfully preserved old town with a rich history. Visit Old Square and the astronomical clock, the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world, and the oldest one still working. Also, cross the pedestrian Charles Bridge, an old and fascinating structure from the 14th century.

Visit Prague Castle, one of the world's largest ancient castles, built in the 9th century, or check Kafka's museum. And when you get tired, don't worry, as this is a place where you won't be hungry or thirsty. You can try local food in restaurants, bars, pubs, or microbreweries across the city. And by the way, we need to say this, the beer is excellent!

2. Madrid - Fun, Food, and Clubs

Cybele Palace dominates Plaza de Cibeles

 Madrid, Spain, has a soul and a unique vibe. It's siesta all the time in Madrid! There is no such rush that you can't sit and order a few tapas and Cerveza (beer)! In Madrid, there is always a time for Una Caña (a small glass of beer)! Or you can visit the Prado Museum or Reina Sofia Museum with their extraordinary exhibitions.

Alternatively, enjoy nature in a great Retiro park, or watch all the fuss in the most vibrant square in the city Puerta Del Sol. If that's your cup of tea, find a small cozy restaurant and enjoy great paella and a glass of wine.

1. New York City - The City That Never Sleeps

Skyscrapers of the New York City look beautiful during the night

New York, New York! Stroll among luxurious shops on the 5th and Madison Avenue and then eat something delicious! Soak up the sun in Central Park or just sit and observe the crowd on Times Square. Watch the show on Broadway. Take the best view of the city from the Empire State Building.

Visit some of the world's best-known museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Met, Museum of Modern Art or MoMA, Guggenheim Museum, and American Museum of Natural History. Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge and enjoy the beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn. Or just hop on to a ferry and visit the Liberty Island and Statue of Liberty. Possibilities in New York are endless!

These were our top 10 city breaks in the world list! We didn't mention all the places worth visiting as we wanted you to discover something by yourself! And one more piece of advice: try churros in Madrid, baklava in Istanbul, tiramisu in Rome, zaletti in Venice, käsekuchen in Berlin, valašský frgál in Prague, luqaimat in Dubai, Macarons in Paris, bagels in New York, 24-Layer Chocolate Cake at Strip House in Las Vegas. Bon Appétit!  

Do you have a favorite city break? We'd like to hear about it, so please write it in the comment section.

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