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July 12, 2016

City breaks are a wonderful idea for a romantic escape or a great weekend with the girls. If you’re planning a city break this summer, here are some handy hints to help you organize an amazing trip without any hassle at all.


Where to Stay
When you’ve chosen your city break destination, it’s a good idea to think about where you’re going to stay. Do you want to be in the center of the city, close to the action and adventure? Or would you rather venture out of town and enjoy a little peace and quiet. If you’re traveling in a group, you may wish to consider renting a holiday home or an apartment. This can often work out cheaper than paying for multiple hotel rooms. If you don’t know much about the area you’re visiting, do some research online.

When to Visit
If you’ve chosen a destination, but not a date, work out when is best to visit. If you’re going to Las Vegas, for example, you may wish to avoid the height of the summer. If you’re going to Reykjavik, you probably want to go during the winter if you want to see the Northern Lights. If you’re eager to embrace the culture, try and coincide your visit with local festivals. Visit Valencia in March to witness the wonders of Las Fallas, for example.

What to Do
City breaks are all about seeing the sights and enjoying those once in a lifetime experiences. Before you go, draw up some rough plans. Read guidebooks, search online, and think about what you want to see and how you would like to spend your time.

How to Get Around
In some cities, like Venice and Rome, your legs are your best mode of transport. In other cases, you’ll probably find that it’s best to rely on public transport. Catch the tube in London or the subway in New York. This post will provide you with some more information about getting around in the Big Apple.

Try and plan your visit so that you have to travel as little as possible. The more time you can spend visiting attractions and taking in the views, the better. Organize visits to sights close to each other on the same day.


Budgeting
Before you jet off, put your budgeting skills into action. You don’t need to work out how much you’re going to spend to the dollar. But it’s always wise to have an idea of how much you have available to spend each day. Budgeting in advance can help you to save and enable you to keep track of your spending while you’re away.

City breaks are a fantastic way of experiencing new cultures and seeing some incredible sights. If you’re planning an Italian adventure, a US escape or a British break, take these tips on board. Being organized now will pay dividends when you arrive at your destination. Use the Internet, read travel guides, and book accommodation in advance. Once you’re sorted, you can relax and enjoy a fantastic vacation.