So on my travels I unfortunately only got to spend 24 hours in the awesome city of Budapest. Luckily for me, the weather was incredible and so from dawn until dusk I got to pack as much in as I possibly could. Here’s what to do if you only get a stopover in this Hungarian city.
Firstly, hire a bike!! Budapest is massive and you want to be able to explore both sides of the river. There are city bikes to hire and your accommodation is likely to have an affiliation with somewhere that will give you a discount rate.
Hop on and ride to the Buda castle across the chain bridge. Unfortunately, the castle was under restoration while I was there but there was still so much to see and do, the views across the whole city were insane.
From there, make your way down to the river and go for a ride. It’s the perfect way to see everything Buda and Pest have to offer with the wind in your hair! Maybe stop off for a coffee a long the way, or grab some sandwiches and have a picnic by the river.
For lunch I highly recommend the Great Market Hall. Lock up your bike out the front and re fuel on traditional Hungarian delicacies from one of the many stalls inside. Be sure to look up at the ceiling as well for the perfect insta worthy shot.
Then its on to the main square in Pest, Hosok Tere. Take a stroll around and even a quick ride down the beautiful main shopping street for some window shopping.
By now you’re ready for a big rest and so on to the Ruin Bars where the exploration is endless. Each bar has a different theme and so you’re sure to find something that has the right vibes for you, or try them all!!
That night its time to rest your muscles. What better way to do that, than at the famous budapest thermal baths!!
I hope this has helped to give you an idea of some of the things Budapest has to offer. Obviously, there is so much more you can do, these were just some of the highlights. Let me know what you think in the comments below!