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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Organizing an Ideal City Break

At some point we'll be able to safely travel again. People are planning epic bucket-list trips for when that happens. People are saving money by not having so many options for eating out, going to movies, go to cons and concerts. Just because you can't travel now (well, you can, but it's not recommended and a lot of things are still shut down), doesn't mean you can't save up for that amazing trip you've been waiting to go on for forever. 

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When we think of holidays and getting away, we tend to think of typical summer holidays. We think of jetting off on a flight to a sunny and warm destination, where we can kick back and relax by a pool or on the beach. We think all inclusive hotels and resorts. But this isn’t the only getaway option. In fact, the popularity of city breaks is on the rise and increasing numbers of people are choosing to spend their vacation time in big cities they’ve never been to before. If you’re unfamiliar with city breaks, you may take a while to get used to the ins and outs of making them successful. To help you along the way, here are a few pieces of information that can help you to organize the best city break possible!

Making a To-Do List

First things first, you need to make a to-do list. Most city breaks have countless things to do. There are likely to be world famous sites you want to see, museums and art galleries you want to visit, well known restaurants you want to dine at, shows you want to watch and more. So, make a to-do list. This will help you to manage your time and prioritize what you really want to see and do while you’re away. If you're traveling with others, make sure you plan together.

Find Discounts and Plan Transportation

After I make my to-do list, I start searching around for discounts on entrance fees. I also figure out my itinerary, by clumping things that are near each other together and working out how we will get there and between things. There are lots of ways to save money on your trip this way.

Dropping Off Luggage

Often, we want to make the most of our time and want to cut out as many unnecessary steps while travelling as possible. This leads many people to keep a hold of their luggage when they get off their flight and head straight out into the city instead. Sure, this could save you a little time and some back and forth with going to the hotel and dropping your things off, but it can prove massively inconvenient and simply not worth it. Hauling luggage around a major city is going to be difficult. You’re going to take up more space and get in people’s way. You are also unlikely to be able to visit any major attractions with a suitcase or large bag in hand for security reasons. So, make sure to just drop your luggage off. If you’re just stopping in a city for the day and you don’t have a hotel or room to drop your luggage off, you can make use of luggage storage. Read luggage storage guides to find an option that works for you.

Booking Tickets and Making Reservations in Advance

Big cities tend to be busy and well known places tend to be in high demand. Make sure to book tickets or reservations for anything you want to do before you get there. This will help you to avoid disappointment or large queues.

As you can see, there’s a lot to think about when organizing a city break. This is just the start. Hopefully, some of the above information will help you to get the most out of your trip and have the best time possible!

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