City breaks are perfect for anyone looking to relax and get away from it all. So whether you’re on your own, a couple or with a family, it’s the best way to experience a city you've never been to before, or go back to somewhere you like. Discover city breaks to Paris, or go all out with a short break to New York.
Today, getting to the other end of the country, or even jetting across the oceans is easy, so top must-see destinations are within reach, and it’s a great way to get away from it all.
Some of the best cities in the world are just a short trip away, offering the chance to explore exclusive shopping avenues, see famous pieces of art in top galleries, or discover world history at iconic museums. You can discover amazing Paris city breaks by taking the convenient Eurostar direct from London St Pancras.
Your perfect city break
It might just be that you want to let your hair down, and enjoy a different scene for a couple of days. With the world’s biggest party hotspots within easy reach, you can delve into a new music scene, experience the local clubs, drink cocktails in a sunnier climate, or settle down in front of a fire in an old pub.
For foodies, escaping to a different city can open up a whole treasure trove of culinary delights, whether that means splashing out at a Michelin-star restaurant somewhere really fancy, hopping into local cafés and bistros for a spot of cake or afternoon tea to break up your wanderings, or getting to know the local cuisine at those hidden gems where you can have a really authentic experience.
The great thing about city breaks is that you can really make it your own. It’s not just something for adults to enjoy. They’re the perfect way for families to spend some quality time together. And there are some really fun, family-friendly places to visit, from city zoos, to wildlife sanctuaries. Even big tourist attractions and iconic sights can keep everyone including the kids happy.
Planning your trip
The first step is choosing your perfect destination. Then we’d really recommend doing a bit of planning, even if you’d like to keep it nice and loose for the most part. That way, you’ll be sure to fit in all the important bits and tick off the sights on your wish list, so you can relax for the rest of the time.
If history is something you love, why not visit Rome, London or Lisbon. Perhaps you’re after a bit of romance, then look into Venice or Paris. Or if you’ve got kids, check out Orlando or Bruges, a peaceful destination that could have been lifted straight from a fairy tale. And if those kids are a bit older, the sights of New York or the buzzing streets of Barcelona might be more your thing. Wherever you plan to go, do the leg work first, and you’ll be sure to have trip to remember.