April 11, 2018

Which Cities Should You Visit in Europe?

Europe is so full of different cultures and traditions that picking just a few cities to visit is near impossible. For this reason, the following recommendations should really be taken as a what to visit first kind of list, rather than a definitive this is all you need to see kind of list.

Like the US, there are certainly some great capital cities in Europe that bring tourists all kinds of experiences from museums to new foods, nights out to day trips. However, there are a few cities that can offer an alternative to the regular run of the mill stuff. These cities are for the explorers willing to go somewhere different and see something new.

You might think of Amsterdam as the capital of Holland, but in fact, Holland is just a region in the Netherlands. This city of canals is often thought of as a stag-do capital, and with the red light district and legal marijuana, you can see why. However, Amsterdam should not be treated as a city of rogues. Here, they are just a bit more relaxed about the rules and to be honest, that rather shows their liberal maturity.

There are all kinds of things to do here including the famous museums and the coffee shops where you might want to be a little bit careful about the type of brownie you order. You should definitely take a trip on a canal boat to see the sights from the water and visit the house of Anne Frank too. And at the end of the day, you can order a beer to relax. Can you have it delivered? In Amsterdam, you can.

If you are traveling to England, you would be forgiven for assuming that London is the cultural center. However, the North has plenty on offer too and Manchester is growing rapidly into a tourist gem. The people in this city are some of the friendliest in the world and, like their symbolic worker bee, they are hard working, team players.

The town center is full of beautiful Victorian architecture and there is plenty of change with the number of cranes on the horizon too. The Northern Quarter is ideal for a night out and contains all sort of hidden and themed bars to keep everyone happy. If you are looking for a bit of scenery, head further north into the Pennines and take in the rugged landscapes.

Famous for its Neapolitan ice cream, pizza and archeological significance, Naples is one of the most exciting cities in Italy. Even if you just want to explore the tiny side street in the heat, this city won’t disappoint with grand buildings on every corner.

This is the best place to come for museums and Roman culture (aside from Rome, of course) and the perfect location for sights of the threatening Vesuvius. Pompeii is but a short trip away and there are plenty of other locations worth your time too.

If you are traveling to Europe, these hot spots certainly won’t disappoint.

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