A break from life can be the perfect push to get through the week, but what if you’ve used all your vacation days? Have no fear; these perfect cities for a short weekend getaway will get you away from life while you’re back in time to sit at your desk at 9am on Monday morning.
Ah, the fashion capital of the world. However, there is more to Milan than all those designer threads and supermodels. That’s right; the historical buildings dotted amongst the staggering skyscrapers can make it feel as though you’re in an entirely new world. As if that wasn’t enough, some of the buildings have even been designed as vertical forests to add some green to the city.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam is a city unlike no other in the world. The plethora of canals give any tourist a brand new view of the city, while the flat landscape makes the city the perfect place to bike through the streets. There are also a number of things to keep many entertained, including market stalls, Anne Frank’s House, the zoo, and several art galleries just for good measure.
A city break AND a beach - surely we must be joking? That’s where you’re wrong. Barcelona is a city break like no other as the Spanish sun beams down on the many sights within the city. Of course, one of the biggest selling points of a trip to this vibrant city is the selection of Gaudi’s buildings that have added a whole new dimension to the typical Spanish architecture throughout the rest of the city.
We’re back off to Italy, but this time to the southern area with a visit to Rome. The history within this city is almost too much to believe as you can witness all the hidden wonders of the Roman Empire. The Colosseum teamed with the Leaning Tower of Pisa are just two of the incredible sights on offer. Plus, the cobbled streets make it feel as though you’ve stepped back in time with this weekend getaway.
This is a brilliant option for anyone looking to combine exploration with relaxation on their weekend break. The capital of Iceland is known for many things, including the volcanic thermal pools and spas. Ahh, we can feel the relaxing already. The glaciers offer up some of the most breathtaking walks, and if you’re lucky enough, then you might even get a glimpse at the Northern Lights.
Although it’s known as the City of Love, there is also plenty to do for the singleton in Paris. The many art galleries add the touch of culture many of us crave while monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower are some of the most famous in the world. If all else fails, there’s always Disneyland, right?
Sometimes, we don’t have to jet off for weeks to a secluded beach to get the break we need. In fact, heading to a city for a short weekend getaway could be just the escape we need.