For our recent #HolidayChat over on Twitter, we discussed all things city breaks – from favourite destinations to general tips. Every third Wednesday of the month, a guest host takes over the chat to discuss the latest travel topic and this month Chloe was in charge of the natter.
Surprisingly city breaks came out on top, although many people did say places like Barcelona offer the best of both worlds.
I love being near the beach and having the option to go chill on a pedalo in the sun but I don’t actually enjoy beaches too much as I don’t enjoy tanning so I’d have to go with a city break #HolidayChat— Tanya (@GlamGlitzGloss) August 15, 2018
A1) I used to much prefer city breaks when I was in my late teens/at uni but now I work full time sometimes the idea of a chilled out beach holiday is great. I think I just want a balance between the two, exploring and relaxing! #HolidayChat— Meg (@megstartanpsprt) August 15, 2018
Years ago I would have always said a beach holiday but now I think it’s a city break. I just love exploring and sometimes they even have a beach like barcelona!— luke. (@lukiieg) August 15, 2018
There was a lot of love for Prague during the chat, so much so that we’ve added it to the top of our list of places to visit next!
Hong Kong - so unique and unlike anywhere else I've ever been! Would recommend it to everyone.— Matt Crosby (@Matty_abc123) August 15, 2018
A2 - Prague. We've been more than once, in spring and in winter for the Christmas markets. It's SO beautiful and the people are absolutely lovely, not to mention there is tons to do! #HolidayChat— Kay O (@Kay_O) August 15, 2018
Decisions, decisions...So many amazing cities to choose from.
Q3 New York, accessibility, lots of things to do there, and so on. I'm not American so New York seems like a city to aim for (and...I've lived in places like Berlin, London and now Paris..) #HolidayChat— superruserr (@superruserr) August 15, 2018
I can't choose! Köln or Amsterdam— Devina May (@DevinaMayUK) August 15, 2018
Both beautiful, new and old, the locals are wonderful and links to home are pretty amazing! #homidaychat
Berlin Everywhere we seem to go my husband & I decide we're going to move there, but Berlin was just amazing for us. I'd imagine it'd be a pretty easy move. #HolidayChat— __ClaireMac (@__ClaireMac) August 15, 2018
NY is my favourite city but the Netherlands has become my second home. The people are super friendly, the food is a-mazing & I love the culture...and shops #icelollychat— Jaz (@Jaz_Butterfly) August 15, 2018
Before watching Mamma Mia 2 is of said somewhere in Italy but since watching it either Vis in Croatia or Greece somewhere, or maybe Italy still as I LOVE their food— Hannah Sewell (@hannahsewell92) August 15, 2018
1) Always check TripAdvisor for the best places to eat so you never have a bad meal.— Matt Crosby (@Matty_abc123) August 15, 2018
2) Plan a route for every day to make sure you never miss any attractions.
3) Always bring a portable battery pack for power on the go.
4) Spare pair of socks in your rucksack could save the day!
A4) Have an idea of places to see/ things to do in mind but don't rush, take in the vibe of the place and enjoy it. Wear comfortable shoes as you'll no doubt rack up a lot of steps! #HolidayChat— Treasured Travels (@BeckySkel) August 15, 2018
Plan, use Triposo, never walk in the same direction (getting lost means finding new places), and eat local food #HolidayChat— Face The Fun (@facethefun) August 15, 2018
Our favourite part of the chat – picture time.
A5) I'm in #Zagreb now, but no (nice) pics to show at the moment but the next latest city break was in #Venice.— superruserr (@superruserr) August 15, 2018
Here's a photo shot at sunrise, maybe around 6am. It was nice walking around from 6 am to 8am before all the tourists. #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/KKlJRxbw8K
Don’t forget to join us on Wednesday 5th September 2018 for our next #HolidayChat where we’ll be talking about all things cruise! Got a topic suggestion? Drop a comment below!