The first thing we envision when we hear the word Europe, is beautiful cities. This continent situated in the western hemisphere beholds a reputation for amazing cities and towns filled with lights and warmth. Breathtaking views of the Alps, the vibrant and warm city lights, beautiful and serene rivers and canals, ancient architecture and historical monuments, Europe has it all. The very thought of these beautiful European cities makes us wanna book a roundtrip ticket to Europe. But the countries and cities evolve with time, and the same old traditional tourist hotspots do not attract the Millenials of this generation anymore. Let’s explore the 7 beautiful European cities to visit in 2020, further in this article.
1. Budapest, Hungary
The capital city of Hungary, Budapest, attracts more than 12 million tourists across the globe. River Dunabe separates the Buda district from the Pest, and a marvelous Chain bridge connects the two regions. The city boasts of its state of the art architecture and cultural heritage. You can relish some freshly brewed beers, explore the ancient architecture and history or casually walk around this beautiful city (especially during the night). The main attractions of Budapest are the Parliament building (which is the largest building in the whole country), Budapest baths, Buda castle, and Central Market Hall. Cruising on the Dunabe river that separates the city is a must when visiting Budapest.
2. Paris, France
You can plan your trip to the ‘City of Light’, anytime during the year. This is a rich cultural city loaded with museums that showcase some of the excellent modern art. One shouldn’t miss out on this classic modern city that exudes art, even though its one of the oldest and traditional tourist cities in Europe. The main attractions of Paris are the Saint-Ouen Flea Market, where you can get your hands on some of the antique pieces, Pompidou Museum, and of course, the Eiffel Tower. You can expect a relaxing cultural break while in this city.
3. Dubrovnik, Croatia
This small city situated across the Adriatic coastline could be a perfect place for your next romantic getaway. The buildings and architecture of the city look amazing with stonewalls and are as old as the 16th century. Some of the fun things to do in Dubrovnik are horseback riding, hiking and trekking, and several other watersports. Just rent an SUV with sturdy roof racks to carry your camping and hiking gear and explore the hiking trails of this beautiful city. You are likely to see some of the most beautiful landscapes and sceneries in Dubrovnik and its surroundings. You can explore the sandy beaches and indulge in an overwhelming diving experience and witness the sea life in the Adriatic Sea in the Mediterranean climate of Dubrovnik.
4. Prague, Czech Republic
The capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague, showcases the ancient European architecture most beautifully. It is an urban city, so don’t complain about the crowds. Walk across the streets of Prague, and witness the views of incredible architecture rich in heritage. Some of the main tourist attractions of Prague include the Lennon Wall, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, amongst others. If you move further away from the busy hotspots of the city, you can find numerous cozy cafes and bars to grab a pint of beer.
5. Colmar, France
Awarded as the Best European City of 2020, Colmar is a small city in France and is a perfect package for all types of travelers. The city beholds a reputation for its food, vibrant music, and culture. Colmar hosts several events such as the cultural and music festivals all around the year. You can visit the place at any time of the year as the city is usually sunny all year long. For food and wine enthusiasts, this city is absolute bliss as you can walk into some of the outstanding vineyards and wine estates to participate in an exquisite wine tasting experience. The city looks stunning around the holidays, so kudos if you’re planning to visit at that time.
6. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands, recognized for its cultural heritage. The city has narrow canals, colorful streets, cruises, and a lot more. It attracts a lot of young travelers, thanks to its nightlife and the party scene. To explore the artistic heritage of Amsterdam, visit famous museums like the Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk by the day, and when the night strikes, get ready to experience the wild side of the city with parties happening until early dawn.
7. London, England
The list of the best European cities is incomplete without mentioning London, the capital city of England. It is one of the beautiful as well as the busiest cities in the world. People across the globe wish to live here or at least spend a few days. The Westminister Abbey, Big Ben, River Thames, etc., remain the main traditional tourist attractions of the city. If you are a Potterhead, then you might even come across a few locations where some of the iconic scenes of the Harry Potter series were shot.
Well, that said, book a round ticket to Europe and explore all of the marvelous cities mentioned above and many more.