Three City Break Destinations That Stand Out From the Rest
There are plenty of cities around the world which are perfect for the short break holiday, offering as they do a range of attractions, landmarks, monuments, parks and museums which together form an impressive collection.
Three or four days is usually enough time to see and do all you need, and at the end of your trip, you can go home with some pleasant memories, a bagful of souvenirs and a few dozen attractive photographs.
And while you might be happy visiting such cities once or twice a year for a midweek break or perhaps a long weekend, it’s important to remember there are a few destinations – only a few, mind – which requires far more time to get the whole experience.
This exclusive group could perhaps include only three genuine members, and although the subject might spark some debate, most travellers would agree that these cities, in particular, are the ones which have that extra little wow factor.
Brioche, boulevards and beauty
The French capital of Paris is regarded by many as the finest example of just how a major city should be. It’s home to impressive landmarks, a cultural scene that most places can only ever dream of, wide avenues, elegant stores and an atmosphere that has no equal.
The food would be enough to make a trip to Paris, but of course, there are so many other good reasons. If you’re a fan of culture, you should make sure you set aside some time to visit the sensational Louver museum and art gallery.
Hamburgers, hustle and heart
There’s only one Big Apple, and it’s a city that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetimes. For most visitors, especially perhaps those from Europe, nothing prepares them for the assault on the senses that occurs on that first walk through the streets of Manhattan.
They say you can always spot the first-time tourist because he or she is constantly looking upwards at the huge skyscrapers. Even something as mundane as wandering through a park can seem exciting and action-packed in New York.
Pubs, pomp and Parliament
There will always be something extra special about a visit to London. The city offers dozens of instantly recognisable landmarks to the passing tourist, but there’s always more to it than meets the eye.
The centre of the city is home to some of the world’s most famous landmarks, of course, but there’s more to it than a collection of tourist attractions.
In much the same way as Rome, Egypt and Greece once were, Great Britain was once the most dominant culture on the planet, and this power and influence are evident everywhere you turn.
About the author: Jamie Anderson is from the UK and he works for Anycarhire car rental.