Welcome to this weeks edition of the Sunday Spotlight – Things to do in Budapest, Hungary
The Sunday Spotlight series is a collaboration of travel tips and stories shared by other bloggers and traveler’s around the web.
We hope these tips and stories will inform and inspire you to visit Budapest. If you have already been, please share a tip on things to do and se ein Budapest in the comments down below!
Budapest Travel Essentials
Budapest was definitely a destination that I would not have even thought of visiting before I moved to the UK, but being here has opened my eyes to the world in ways I never imagined were possible. The potential for travel opportunities here are endless.
More than just the merger of Buda and Pest, the Pearl of the Danube is also the cultural crossroads of Europe’s east and west
Perhaps Budapest’s best quality, however, is that you never feel like you’ve ‘done’ it. Spend a long weekend there, and you’ll probably only get a fraction of the way down the list of things that grab your interest and attention. That’s no bad thing, and there are a few things about Budapest that may come as a rather pleasant surprise
Old-world grandeur meets youthful energy in this Eastern European city of elegant boulevards, graceful bridges, and bohemian nightlife
Eric Halsey recently moved from Budapest to Sofia, Bulgaria to conduct independent research for his degree in Balkan history, but already has made plans to return. He says Budapest is “not a city for a weekend, it’s a city or a lifetime.” Check out a few of Eric’s favorite things about Hungary’s capital city, and see if you agree.
It’s well known that Budapest is the marriage of two cities – Buda and Pest – but how many outsiders realize Hungary’s historic and culture-filled capital is really a merger of three?
Here are tips for getting the most out of a trip to Budapest from Reuters, whose 2,600 journalists in all parts of the world offer visitors the best local insights.
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Save Money on travel in Budapest
Our local Budapest editor Adri has come up with a list of the top 10 free things to do in her city. It’s such a well-thought-out and alluring list that you simply won’t be able to resist following it…
Shannon Elizabeth, from Grab My Passport, shares how she saved money during her long weekend in Budapest.
Visiting Budapest with Kids
Take a boat ride down the Danube River, spot exotic wildlife at the zoo and explore storied architecture on your next family vacation in this European city.
Diane and her husband John are avid travelers. They began taking their daughter (now 4.5) abroad when she was 18 months old. They now travel with two kids (their son is 2). Here is their list of things to see and places to play, eat and stay.
Short visit to Budapest
Autumn is the perfect season for walks by the Danube, world-class concerts, and visits to laid back ‘ruin’ bars, says Susan Griffith.
Annette from the Mail Travel team enjoyed a weekend break in Budapest – find out what you can see and do in just a few days in this wonderful city.
Alongside neighbours Prague and Vienna, Budapest dominates central Europe with its riverside setting beside the Danube, its thermal waters and its rich architectural splendours. From mud baths to vineyards to classical concerts, Gareth Lloyd couldn’t get enough
Budapest is among the most beautiful cities in the world. With a history dating back to the 12th century, this gem of a city has something to offer any visitor; the Roman ruins of Aquinqum, UNESCO World Heritage sites along the Danube River, luxurious thermal baths, divine dining, and an arts and culture scene to rival any European city.
Budapest for Food Lovers:
While a bowl of traditional Hungarian goulash and a glass of tokaji wine should be on everyone’s to-try list when visiting Budapest, there are many exciting tastes for foodies. Here are Forbes Travel Guide’s editors’ picks for the five best local food experiences in Budapest
During a three-day stay in Budapest before a Viking Danube River cruise, my husband and I enjoyed several unique experiences in the city that enabled us to simultaneously learn a bit about Hungarian cuisine, history and culture. The gastronomy of the city is a mosaic that reflects a complicated history of invasions and occupations as well as successive waves of immigration from Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
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