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

mahon menorca guide

Rich in history, seafood and pomadas, Duncan Rhodes discovers a quiet capital, but one with enough art, culture and events to keep you off the beach for a day or two… Built around the second largest natural harbour in the world (after Pearl Harbour), Mahón is a grand old port…

newcastle city break

Separated by the river Tyne, the two cities of Newcastle and Gateshead have something for everyone, whether you’re a party goer, culture cat or avid shopper. Local blogger Rachel Kershaw shares her tips for a crazy weekend away… With a worldwide reputation as party city it should come as no surprise…

brighton city break

Enjoying a bag of fish and chips on the pier is a century old pleasure, but modern Brighton continues to add more and more strings to its bow, be they Bohemian boozers or spring Fringe festivals. Marc Elles is our guide on the south coast. Every city has its reputation.…

verona-city-break

If you come here to see Juliet’s balcony, you’ll be going home talking about everything else, says Alice Mulhearn, as she guides us through one of the world’s most romantic cities… In Verona there is a golden hour. It starts at around 6 o’clock – later during the languorous days…

vivavalencia

Better beaches than Barcelona, more picturesque than Madrid, and less visited than both. Anna Baranek reveals the charms of this city of paella, parties and pyrotechnics… Valencia bakes in the sun by day, smells of oranges at night and burns entirely once a year, during the world-renowned Las Fallas Festival,…