Spring is coming and I have some very good news for you all. I’m partnering with GPSmyCity in searching for the best destinations to visit. So, have you planned your next trip yet? Let me inspire you with some ideas about where to go in Europe in 2018.
Why? Amsterdam is always a good idea. You can take a walk through the city and see the beautiful Dutch canal houses and the picturesque canals. You can also visit some world-famous museums like Van Gogh Museum and Madame Tussauds.
When? The best time to visit Amsterdam is in Spring. Every year, half a million tulips are spread all over the city during the Tulip festival.
Why? Well, if you haven’t been to London yet, now is the time. With all that political fuzz around it, the vibe in the good old London might change permanently. Putting this aside, London is everything you imagined. Become a part of the busy city life, see all that famous attractions and explore the unknown parts. Furthermore, visit some of the world-famous museums absolutely for free. Want to make your trip even more exciting? Go and see a musical.
When? Definitely summer. With the long daylight hours and mild weather in summer, you’ll have a good chance to walk around, enjoy the numerous festivals and prove that the weather in London is not always awful.
Why? Antwerpen is the city of diamonds. For decades, Antwerpen is a center of the diamond industry. There’s even a diamond district with many diamond shops and workshops. Don’t miss to try some chocolate – the Belgians know how to do it. Hey, and don’t forget to drink some beer!
When? The late spring and the summer are just perfect for city walks or to sit outside and enjoy your ice-cold Belgian beer.
Why? Bologna is called “la dotta, la grassa & la rossa” and that’s exactly why you should visit it. First, the University of Bologna is the oldest university in the world and that’s a thing. Second, the food – tortellini, tagliatelle and more were prepared first in Bologna. And third, the reddish color of the houses and the beautiful Italian architecture at all.
When? Preferably spring and autumn. It gets really hot in summer and some of the attractions are closed in winter.
Why? Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has a rich history that dates back 6,000 years and today it’s the second biggest city in Bulgaria. Along with the Roman theatre in Plovdiv, you can take a walk through the paved streets of the Old town. No doubt Plovdiv was elected as European Capital of Culture in 2019.
When? Every season. While in summer, the days are long and hot, in winter fluffy white snow covers the city.
Why? There are so many things to do in Dublin. Let’s start with the Dublin castle – a real castle in the heart of the city, Trinity College with the Book of Kells, the Guinness Storehouse and of course, the pubs and the live Irish music. Sounds good, right. But there’s much more because on top of everything else Dublin has so much history.
When? Well, of course, on St. Patrick’s Day! Otherwise – every season but keep in mind that it’s really cold in winter.
Why? Where should I start? Budapest is among world’s most enticing destinations and there are tons of reasons for that. Let’s start with the stunning architecture and I’m not talking about the Parliament Building but all around the city. You don’t really need a map when you can get lost and discover awe-inspiring views or take a stroll by the Danube river.
When? Visiting Budapest in every season has its perks. Springtime tho is when a lot of outdoor activities take place and the whole city is in bloom. Furthermore, if you happen to be there during the Cherry Blossom Festival in April, you won’t regret.