Summer is just around the corner and if you haven’t done it already, you should book yourself a holiday soon.
Not sure where to go? With so many fabulous European cities on your doorstep, you’re spoilt for choice.
For those of you flying from Stanstead, here are five of the best.
1- Barcelona (Spain)
Barcelona is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, so there’s plenty of cool stuff to do.
From sunbathing on the beautiful Barceloneta Beach to exploring the restaurants and stalls on the iconic Las Ramblas street – you’ll never be bored.
And no trip here is complete without visiting the enchanting Sagrada Familia cathedral. Although it’s yet to be completed, this architectural gem is a must-see sight.
2- Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Amsterdam is a charming little city packed full of great places to visit and fun things to do.
For starters, it’s home to some marvelous museums which include the Anne Frank House, the former home of the famed diarist, and Rijksmuseum, home to some world-famous works of art.
The city also has a lively nightlife, with bars and clubs aplenty. Amsterdam Nightlife is the best place to get the low down on some of the best night-time spots in Amsterdam.
3- Rome (Italy)
This ancient city is a must-visit spot for history buffs and anyone who loves sightseeing. From the Colosseum to the stunning Trevi Fountain, there are many amazing landmarks.
Plus, Italian food is diverse and delicious and in Rome, you’ll be able to enjoy the very best of it. Some of the most popular foods include cacio e Pepe, a pasta dish containing cheese and pepper, and carciofi alla giuda artichokes.
4- Lisbon (Portugal)
Once home to world-famous explorers like Vasco de Gama, the first European to reach India by sea, Lisbon is a city with a rich history and magnificent monuments.
Its mild climate means it’s a great place to visit all year round and it’s perfect for outdoor explorations. There are some great parks to be enjoyed, like Edward VII, which contains mosaic patterned hedges and provides beautiful views of the city.
5- Berlin (Germany)
From cutting-edge architecture to world-class events to gorgeous green spaces – Berlin has it all.
This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, making it an incredibly exciting time to visit both the wall and the city.
Skyscanner has a great article detailing some of the best things to do in Berlin – read it and get inspired.
Flying from Stanstead
With your fabulous city escape booked, the last thing you want is to begin your getaway on a crowded train or coach – give these a miss and drive to the airport. You’ll be more comfortable in your car, so you can book parking for Stansted Airport on Looking4.com, drop off your vehicle, and grab some pre-flight pampering to switch to holiday mode.
That’s our list! Share your favorite European cities in the comments section.