Once two cities separated by the Danube River, Buda and Pest joined together to become Budapest, a cultural European hotspot with amazing architecture and a large UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Royal Palace, Houses of Parliament and the State Opera House are all beautiful, with views from Castle Hill across the river being particularly ‘Gram-worthy.
Budapest’s biggest attraction is the public baths. Szechenyi Baths are massively popular with tourists and locals, with 15 indoor baths and three massive outdoor pools of different temperatures, offering the best place to relax in the city. It’s such a cool place to hang out with friends and really easy to unwind and let the hours slip by. It’s the best way to recover after a late night too!
Eating out in Budapest is really cheap. You can dine out every night of your stay, enjoying great food, for a fantastic price.
Like many of the eastern European cities, Budapest enjoys techno, electro and house music. You’ll also find international pop and some R&B but beat lovers will be happy here.
Bars and clubs are quite diverse, with some places going big with heavy beats and others offering chilled mixes for a more casual vibe. If you like live music, Oscar is an American bar that’s popular at the weekend.
Start your night at ZIZI Bar, a new pre-party spot next to the Basilica. The DJ plays all sorts so it’s great for starting your night properly, whatever you’re into.
Budapest is big for stag and hen parties. You’ll probably see beer bikes riding through the squares, filled with groups who are out to celebrate in style.
Party cruises along the river Danube feature a full bar, great music and lots of dancing. You’ll see some great sights along the way before being taken to one of Budapest’s best clubs. Make sure you book in advance online though.
The guided pub crawl is a five hour city tour that includes some of the best spots in Budapest. With a great range of music and a free round of drinks, what more do you want?
While the Szechenyi Baths are the height of relaxation in the day, they turn into something else at night. On selected nights, it turns into a massive ‘sparty’ with loads of bangers and amazing lights. Things get wild at these parties and you should get tickets in advance.