In the build up to our summer holidays we have been lusting after city breaks here at icelolly.com HQ, so what better way to indulge ourselves than having an 'Ultimate City Breaks' Twitter chat?
With the rise in short weekend tripsand exploration holidays, city breaks are the new norm when it comes to getting away. To get some inspiration we turned to our city-obsessed Twitter followers for lots of recommendations on where to go and tips for booking. To join us in our wanderlust, just keep on reading.
There was a clear favourite here, as many people named Tokyo for their dream city break. There were some great suggestions, and many had us mentally adding places to our never-ending ‘to visit’ list.
A1 - Tokyo! It looks so fun and interesting and such a different culture to here. I think I'd be so fascinated with everything and there's just so much to explore there! #HolidayChat— April (@aprileveryday) February 7, 2018
We were glad to see Yorkshire doing well here, with York and Leeds being quite popular options – we are slightly biased about our beautiful home county though.
York! Absolutely adore York! History, good food and affordable city break #HolidayChat— Violet (@VioletGlenton) February 7, 2018
For a short break I would recommend Bath, Brighton, Windsor and although not a City - Cornwall and Exmoor for beautiful breaks. And obviously London because heyyyyy! #holidaychat pic.twitter.com/9Eyt6KXNGh— Eppie (@EppieShepherd) February 7, 2018
Come to Wales! Cardiff is a fabulous capital city too! There is a castle in the city centre. We have beautiful mountains and coastline - fabulous white sandy beaches....I could go on!! #HolidayChat— Little Parry (@MadameCupcakes) February 7, 2018
Food is always the most important thing to consider! #priorities
Interesting/ historical sights and FOOD it's all about the cities with a food culture for me #HolidayChat— Jessica Emily (@jessicaemily101) February 7, 2018
Save top sights and top restaurant recommendations into a google map then when you’re out and about you can see what’s around you that you wanted to see! #holidaychat— Eppie (@EppieShepherd) February 7, 2018
Good places to eat, a hotel that’s close to the city centre and always pack an umbrella! #HolidayChat— Nicole (@NicoleNavigates) February 7, 2018
A3: Make sure you do some research! Try and figure out what you want to do and book your hotel near the main sights! Don’t spend most of your break travelling to and from the centre! #holidaychat— David (@MucksMovements) February 7, 2018
Prepare for some beautiful lust-inducing city images.
A4 - It might be a little surprising that I'm not much of a city person, but we did absolutely love our trip to Lisbon last March! I definitely want to go back one day (and eat allll the pasteis de natas again) #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/yJcV1P5TfP— April (@aprileveryday) February 7, 2018
FLORENCE is such a beautiful city! It feels really compact too so you can get a lot done in a short amount of time, which can be really helpful if you're only in a city for a few days!! #HolidayChat— Anxious to Adventure (@megan_ata) February 7, 2018
I'd say Berlin! I went years ago and loved it!! Full of culture, history and wonderful food I seriously cannot wait to go back again #HolidayChat— Jo (@mindfuladvblog) February 7, 2018
We really need to start going on a few of these city breaks! We'd love to go to Rome! One of our favourites is Richmond Virgina. It's very artsy & cool. Plus there are lots of great foodie spots! #HolidayChat— The Blossom Twins (@TheBlossomTwins) February 7, 2018
Join us on Wednesday 21st February 2018 for our next #HolidayChat which will be hosted by a blogging friend of icelolly.com! Got a topic suggestion? Drop a comment below!