As discussed in the last blog post, city breaks are great way to explore new destinations in a short space of time. This week we take a look at cities in Estonia, the USA and Ireland giving you a total of 6 fantastic cities to explore on your next holiday.
Tallinn is a similar city to Krakow and Prague being an Eastern European city with an old medieval Old Town. The Old Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a magical place to visit with cobbled streets, narrow alleys and a multitude of Gothic spires and architecture. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is particularly worth a visit as well as Tommpea Castle which looks like it’s been copied from a fairy-tale! Tallinn TV Tower stands a 314 metres high and is a great place to get some panoramic views of the city, on a clear day you might even catch sight of neighbouring Finland! There are the usual shopping centres and restaurants as well as some decent pubs and bars for those that fancy some evenings out.
With St Patrick’s Day having just been and gone; we’re yet again reminded of Ireland’s fantastic culture. Where better to experience Ireland than in Dublin itself? The Republic of Ireland’s capital city and the home of Guinness, there’s plenty to explore here. The city centre is easily navigated on foot so you don’t need to bother with Dublin’s public transport, which is not quite up to the usual European standard. Attractions include: St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Dublin Zoo, the General Post Office which is one of Dublin’s most iconic buildings, Merrion Square, the Guinness Storehouse and plenty more. An electric bike tour of the city is offered by The Lazy Bike Tour Company or you can catch a game of Gaelic football or hurling whilst you’re there. The Irish are well known for enjoying a drink or two, so be sure to find a good Irish pub (or 3) to have a couple of drinks!
New York City, USA
New York City is likely one of the largest cities in the world and has the highest population of any city in the US. New York is a global hub for finance, politics, film, music, fashion, culture and so much more – it’s one of the most important and influential cities in the world. Travellers from all over the world flock to New York as there’s so much to do and see here; sights include the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge for views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines, Empire State Building, Grand Central Station and the Rockefeller Plaza which has an ice rink in winter. Central Park is an excellent place to take a picnic or to try and see a concert as well as having a famous zoo. While you’re in New York, you should visit Broadway and catch a show, head to Times Square or try and be there for one of the parades such as Thanksgiving or Labor Day. New York also has plenty of different foods to try; the city is famous for Bagels, Hot Dogs, Cheesecake and so much more – it’s easy to find street vendors selling these delicacies as well as fantastic restaurants all over the city.
The six cities we’ve mentioned are only a few of the fantastic places the world has to offer if you wish to travel.