6 Best Cities To Visit For Lovers, Shopping & Celebrations

If you love the hustle and bustle of urban life then getting away from it all on a city break is a great choice of holiday. Whatever your style, and whoever you are travelling with there is a city break out there to suit.

Best Cities For Lovers

A city break with a loved one can be a great way to make some shared memories – popular choices for a romantic getaway include:

Paris – the City of Light, as the French capital is known is perfect place to visit as a couple, offering all sorts of attractions that are great to enjoy together.

Head up the Eiffel Tower and share the experience of the amazing views over the city, or mooch around Montmartre and see what the local artist have on offer.

Dine “a deux” in one of the city’s amazing eateries or indulge yourself with a spot of shopping – try the Champs Elysees if you’re feeling flush or head for the Marche aux Pouces (flea market) at Saint Ouen if you prefer to bag a bargain.

Looking for a romantic day away from the heart of the city? Look for great e car rentals deals and head for the Palace of Versailles – a perfect spot to pop the question!

Rome – Think Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday – this city is a perfect place for couples. Spend an evening sat by the Trevi Fountain enjoying the local Gelati (ice creams) but don’t forget to throw a coin in the fountain to ensure your return to the city.

View the amazing remains of Roman civilisation at the Forum and Coliseum or marvel at the works of art in the Vatican collection as you head through its halls to see the stunning Sistine Chapel.

Best Cities For Shopping

Some people just love to shop, and a city break can offer a great opportunity to indulge this famous pastime somewhere out of the ordinary. Great choices of destination for fans of retail therapy include:

Milan – the fashionistas favourite city is a great place for a break offering so much more than just great couture. Head for the designer “quadrangle” in the city centre to get your fashion fix before discovering the city’s numerous other delights from castles to gardens and much, much more.

New York – if you love to shop, you will love New York. With its wonderful combination of world renowned Fifth Avenue department stores and quirky village boutiques, the city that is so good they names it twice is truly a shopper’s paradise.

When you tire of trawling the stores be sure to check out the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero Museum for a rounded view of what makes this city so special.

Best Cities For Celebrating

Want to head off with a group of friends to mark the passing of a big birthday or imminent nuptials? Choose from some great city breaks such as:

Amsterdam – well known as a great city for chilling with friends, whatever distractions you seek, Amsterdam will have them in spades!

Prague – Stunning setting and wonderful local hospitality, Prague caters well to groups of friends, offering everything from the tried and tested tours to tailored club nights created with themed groups needs in mind.

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