City Guide

Below are our latest “Long Weekend” City Guides, penned by our destination experts. Get the low down on how to spend a wild weekend in some of the world’s best cities, from the unmissable attractions to lesser-known secrets. Each guide has tips on the best hotels, restaurants and bars in the city – and much more. For a full A-Z list of our weekend city guides click here

lisbon weekend break

Classically charming, freshly hip and eminently affordable, there’s never been a better time to take a city break in Lisbon. Local expert Lucy Bryson shares her insider tips on the Portuguese capital… Lisbon’s transformation from low-profile, old-fashioned, somewhat down-at-heel city to Hipster Capital of Europe has been nothing if not…

poznan city breaks

With a resplendent Market Square, two castles, ribald nightlife and even a touch of hipster culture (check out the container village on the beach!), Kai Warmbold says it’s time to pay attention to Poznan… Located almost exactly between Warsaw and Berlin, Poznań is naturally overshadowed by these two major central…

rio de janeiro weekend guide

Somewhere between the passion of the samba and the pain of the system lies the truth of this marvelous city. Lauren Quinn looks at Rio de Janeiro from the inside out… Like a dazzling Hollywood diva in her prime, Rio de Janeiro was once stunning, classy and wealthy. Sadly no…

things to do johannesburg south africa

From essential attractions like the Apartheid Museum, the Soweto township, and the nearby Lion Park, to a burgeoning scene of hipster bars, cafes and clubs, Francesca Lynagh runs the rule over South Africa’s largest metropolis… It’s a city too often regarded as merely a pit-stop destination, before catching a connecting…

bristol city break

Fun, friendly and fiercely independent, Urban Travel Blog advocates investing in the Bristol Pound and heading West for a wild adventure in the UK’s counter-culture capital. Words & photos by Giulia Riva. Better known for the graffiti on its streets than the paintings in its museums, Bristol is the de…