Summer bids goodbye for a year, but for city holiday breaks, September and October begins a lovely autumn season of cozy nights and crispy walks with short city breaks 2013..
Whether it’s your annual leave or an itch to get away to explore something new, the benefit of autumn is a perfect time to take a short city break. With the rising of summer, tourists diminish while the climate is still pleasant in many places, it is the perfect time to get away and discover new places.
Here are few of the top suggestions:
Paris is way too classy; and after a warm and sleepy August the city is seen lively again in September and October. There are plenty on-going things to keep you entertained such as the Autumn Festival which kicks off on September 13 and allow visitors to witness a variety of theater festival, dance and music.
From October 9-13 the Montmarte Wine Festival never fails to please the visitors, while the cultural buffs can enjoy ‘White Night’ on October 5. A number of galleries, museums and other buildings showcase special events and exhibits.
During the festive season, Vienna is unstoppable and magical. The Christmas markets open on November 16 and one can spend a day sampling roasted chestnuts, gingerbread and punch.
Capture the sight of glamorous balls during December, known as the ‘ball season’. In addition, Vienna has a stunning collection of awe-inspiring architectural iconic to marvel at. Do not miss some Viennese street food, with a sausage in your mouth.
Tagged as an amazing shopping destination in the world, much better during Christmas season, you could spend hours wandering around one of the largest departmental stores in the world – Macy’s, before you head to SoHo to pick few unusual things.
The amazing capital of Sweden hosts the Stockholm Film Festival from November 6-17 showcasing more than 100 films – from the big Hollywood blockbusters to films by unknown producers.
Apart from films there are far more things on offer that you can do. Established on 14 islands, you can explore the prehistoric area of Gamia Stan with its winding streets, the Royal Palace and the other ancient buildings.
Make you way to the world’s largest beer festival from September 21 – October 6 and be prepared to swill gallons of beer at the famous hippodrome tent.
The city of Florence is fantastic, but in October the city enjoys temperatures upto 20 degrees, creating the perfect opportunity for a weekend break.
With the rising architecture portraying the vibrant Renaissance movement, the only problem you might face is squeezing out time to fit everything in.
A trip to the Hungarian capital offers amazing moments to keep you entertained. You could spend your weekend relaxing on a cruise, exploring the Castle Quarter in the ancient city of Buda admiring Art Nouveau architecture in past.
Visit the bewitching Parliament and have a look around the State Opera House with stunning architecture. If the tour has tired you, then allow your feet to relax and shrug off all your troubles with a trip to one of the famous thermal baths.
A city break to Reykjavik in the captivating Iceland will enthrall you with its abundant natural wonders, so prepare to be wowed by glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls and bubbling pools.
If you want true fun, visit here between September and April to experience an award winning sight of the astounding Northern Lights, when the ethereal lights light up the sky in blues, yellows, greens and pinks.
Looking for long weekends where you can squander the cash and party all night in one of the world’s largest playgrounds, then LV tops them all.
Try luck at the renowned casinos such as the Bellagio and MGM Grand, admire spectacles such as the erupting volcano at the Mirage Hotel and get an ariel view with a helicopter ride over Grand Canyon.
Granada is the perfect option for a balmy city break as you get plenty to see on your trip. Alhambra is a good place to start, with the spectacular sight of the Moorish Palace Complex depicting the decorated palace, panoramic views, picture-perfect gardens and memorable moments to cherish.