Sometimes, a weekend getaway is essential to shed off the stress of your personal and professional life. Most people prefer planning a trip in the summer season because there are more options (attractions and activities) due to pleasant climatic conditions.
From stag do destinations to relaxing weekend getaways; Europe is filled with places of your dreams. Adventure activities, ancient architecture, scenic beauty and relaxing five-star hotels & resorts; everything is available at desirable rates.
Plan a weekend trip with your lads to get away from the world and relax with one another! It doesn’t matter if it is a stag party or an ordinary stressbuster trip, make sure you have your itinerary set to make the most of every destination that y’all visit.
Read on to know what are the best European destinations for a summer trip:
- Budapest, Hungary
The Hungarian capital can be visited any time of the year, but it is the liveliest during the summer months. You can party with the Budapesters at the extensive garden bar, relax at the Margaret Island, explore the City Park with your mates and enjoy the beautiful Mother Nature.
You can visit Kőleves Kert, the best garden bar in the city to enjoy drinks with your lads and the locals, and Street Food Karavan to grab delicious bites from the famous food street. If you want to admire the scenic beauty along with your drinks, then prefer going to Aria Hotel’s Highnote Sky Bar because the entire city is visible with a spectacular view of the cupola at St. Stephen’s Basilica.
Do you want to try a new food experience? Like a DIY brunch? Visit the famous ruin bar, Szimpla Kert, to enjoy an assortment of breads, pastries, cheeses, meats, fresh fruits, and vegetables at their Sunday special farmer’s market. From one traveller to another, don’t miss the best sunset that you will ever see. Yes, you need to hike up the Gellért Hill to the Freedom/Liberty Monument, which will take approximately twenty minutes but will leave you speechless and mesmerised.
- Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich is a lively city with fantastic scenic attractions. Your summer weekend can be filled with a relaxing boat tour of Lake Zurich; you can also get lost in the Old Town or stroll the Bahnhofstrasse.
Bahnhofstrasse is the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. Yes, it is similar to the Fifth Avenue of New York. It has Lake Zurich on one end and central train station at another; marking the boundary of this luxury shopping street.
The colourful houses, cobbled streets, old cafes and shops are some of the beautiful ancient architecture that you all will find in the Old Town of Zurich. You can stop for a quick bite or coffee at the many pocket-friendly joints to revive your energy after exploring the shopping street.
You can listen to live music, experience the pleasant atmosphere and enjoy delicious drinks at the famous cafes & bars at Lake Zurich. If you have a towel, swimming suit and desire to bathe, then you can jump into the Lake for a quick swim. Yes, lovely already?
If y’all love to admire the beauty of nature, then a short excursion to Lucerne, Ebenalp Mountain, Uetliberg and the Rhine Falls will do just the thing for you.
- Paris, France
Going to Paris is always a good idea! Period. Moreover, it is not just for a romantic weekend getaway. Yes, you heard it right! The idea is to choose the right months, irrespective of the high airfares and accommodation, because June, July and August are the tourist months for the beautiful French capital.
You can experience ‘the beach’ in Paris at the Seine because the Parisians transform it entirely; with sand, beach umbrellas and palm trees. The event is known as Paris Plages, and it takes place right in the middle of the city.
The popular open-air film festival, Parc de la Villette, street music festival, Fête de la Musique and Paris Jazz festivals also take place during these months.
It is a surreal experience to be there with your best buds and enjoy an unforgettable experience.
You may have forgotten about most of the destinations mentioned above for an all guys’ trip because they are popular for being romantic destinations, but now you know why you should visit them with your mates immediately, right?
Pack your stag outfits and get ready for an experience like no other!
Visit all of ‘em soon and let us know how awesome your experience was!