Best European cities for your post-covid travel
When borders open again, trying to choose where to go first will be a challenge. When travel planning, why not start with Europe and some of the best places it has to offer. Follow this guide for ideas of where to go.
For the history buffs
European cities are a fountain of information for history lovers. From the ruins of empire in Rome and the birth of democracy in Athens to the brutal sites of the world wars in Berlin and the battlefields of Gallipoli, the continent is full of amazing sites to see. Even wine festivals can trace their roots back hundreds of years, providing the opportunity to truly experience culture and traditions from the past. There is history in abundance, choose a particular interest and let that guide your European adventure.
For the partier
If staying at home for quarantine has gotten to you, consider exploring one of the many amazing nightlife options. Start with Ibiza, long heralded as the clubbing capital of the world for the perfect combination of beaches and parties. For those seeking a more unique experience, head to Budapest and party it up in one of the many ruin bars and clubs throughout the city. Europe offers some truly amazing party experiences. There are party cruises and hidden bars scattered around the continent. Just don’t forget to check out Berlin’s Club Berghain for one of the most exclusive clubbing scenes out there.
For the nature enthusiast
For those who are just looking to get outdoors, then set your sights on some of the most scenic spots Europe has to offer. For mountain lovers, head to Zermatt to enjoy a cool drink overlooking the scenic Matterhorn. Or, if looking for something a bit different, make your way north to the Lofoten Islands to see the fjords. Alternatively, there are hundreds of amazing beaches to help find your nirvana. Finally, take advantage of the many hiking trails throughout the continent trek through the unique landscape of Las Medulas, Spain or the picturesque hills of the Moravian Fields in the Czech Republic.
For the foodie
Having spent months cooking your own meals, it’s time for a break. Thankfully, Europe is full of foodie-friendly cities to satiate any cravings. While the Parisian cafes may be tempting, make your way down to the city of Lyon to visit the world’s capital of gastronomy. For the lighter eaters, travel to Spain for tapas, or Venice for its unique twist on this popular menu. Alternatively, travel north to Copenhagen and make reservations to visit Noma, voted the best restaurant in the world four times. Finally, no food lovers’ trip to Europe is complete without stopping in Naples for some truly amazing Italian cuisine.
After months of being in quarantine, planning a romantic getaway is the perfect way to bring some excitement back to life. Europe is home to some of the most romantic cities in the world. Whether that’s roaming the streets of Paris or rowing down the canals of Venice, romance is everywhere. If your partner is more interested in the sun, consider booking a room in Santorini, one of Europe’s most sought-after vacation spots. Wherever you go, be sure to grab a table in any of the small alleys and plazas for a truly European feel to your vacation.
For the sun seekers
From the beaches of Croatia to the sunny sands of the Costa del Sol, Europe hosts amazing sun-soaked beaches that will help alleviate life’s stresses. For those who are seeking white sand and crystal-clear waters, the Mediterranean hosts a plethora of of sunny beaches. If you are at a loss of where to book to first, you may want to reserve a private cabin on one of the many European cruises to help get the most out of your vacation. Just don’t forget your sunscreen.
Wherever you go, remember to take lots of pictures and get the most out of your trip. Have a wonderful vacation!
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