City breaks are a great way to see the country – or the rest of the world – in one short hop. And whether you are traveling with friends, lovers or alone, they give you a chance to enjoy new cultures, excitement and a lot of fun. So, if you are looking to get away for a long weekend to a new city or country, read on – these simple tips will help you make the most of your stylish city break.
Spontaneity is great – but it will end up costing you more money than you might think. Instead, plan your breakaway and put in some time and effort into researching your chosen destination. However, don’t plan too much – there is only so much you can do in a few days. A couple of fun activities during the weekend is all you need, and you can save your money to put towards eating out at a wonderful restaurant instead.
The simple truth about buying flights and accommodation is the earlier you book, the less you pay. It’s really that easy – so consider your options from around six months before you are due to fly. Scour the web for price comparison sites, and also go directly to the airlines. If you sign up for their email services, you will often find enticing deals arriving straight to your inbox, and will be more likely to snap them up for less.
Ready to fly? Packing for a city break is simple enough – only take what you need. Check the weather conditions of the location you are flying too, and bring appropriate clothing. And leave some space, too – you will find that you can pick up some shopping bargains when traveling abroad and you need some way of bringing it all back.
The beauty of a city break is that you get the opportunity to be who you want to be – just hire what you need. According to Legacy Car Rental, you can hire all kinds of luxury cars to get around, and you can even rent things like dresses and jewelry accessories for a totally glam night out. City breaks are short and – usually – inexpensive, so why not live like a queen for the weekend?
Don’t forget to take a camera – you will want fantastic shots of all the amazing places you have visited. Practice a little, too – you’ll want to teach yourself to take pictures of buildings and landscapes without all the rubbernecking tourists in the way. A little pro tip for you – try and get out as early as possible when taking pictures. There will be fewer people around, and the natural light is a lot more atmospheric early in the morning than it is in the middle of the day.
OK, so there you have it – my top tips for planning, traveling and creating memories of your perfect, stylish city break. Do you have any suggestions to add? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below!