5 Affordable European Destinations For A Girls’ Getaway
You and your girlfriend are dreaming of a European getaway, but you’re feeling limited by your budget. A dream European vacation can be on anyone’s summertime travel plans due to the affordability of some European destinations — you just have to know where to go. We’ve scoured the best budget destinations in Europe that offer visitors delicious food, feminine cafes, and stellar local designers.
1. Tallinn, Estonia
The enchanting medieval city of Tallinn, Estonia is both an affordable and fashionable destination. With castles, winding cobblestone streets, and a city wall, much of the best sightseeing in Tallinn can be enjoyed for free. Some of the top rated restaurants in Northern Europe can be enjoyed on the cheap, and shops selling handmade items from local designers abound. Teliskivi Creative City is the place to stop for unique finds.
2. Prague, Czech Republic
The romantic city of Prague could make for a wonderful food and craft drink escape for you and your besties. Cozy up in an affordable café after walking through ancient castles, churches, and ultra-cool art museums like Museum Kampa. Don’t miss Petrin Hill in the center of Prague for views of the entire city.
3. Krakow, Poland
In general, Poland is a very affordable destination. And Krakow somehow survived much of the destruction that occurred elsewhere in Poland during the World Wars, making it one of the top destinations for tourism in the country. This means, that you and your friends will be treated to medieval architecture and a well-preserved Jewish quarter. Stop by Wawel Castle and Market Square for outstanding architecture and get outside the city to visit the Salt Mines and Auschwitz. If you have extra time, plan a few days in Warsaw to learn about Poland’s tragic history during WWII.
4. Budapest, Hungary
Rest your weary bodies in the incredible thermal baths in Budapest — Szechenyi thermal baths are our pick. A walk along either side the Danube River will provide impressive views of Budapest’s stunning architecture and memorials such as the Fisherman’s Bastion, Parliament, and Shoes on the Danube. The affordability of Budapest will also see you eating like queens!
5. Vilnius, Lithuania
Another excellent Northern European budget destination for a girls’ getaway is Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Stay in affordable luxury in a beautiful hotel room (the average hotel room rate per night is about $50), indulge in coffee from numerous third wave cafes, or pop into the great selection of vintage and local design shops. A free walking tour provides a perfect way to see the city’s highlights such as Uzupis, Jewish Vilnius, and St. Anne’s Church.