Finding that perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway definitely takes some planning and research if you want something truly unique. There is always Paris or a visit to the Napa Valley for a wine tour but if you are looking for something with a bit of a twist then you should definitely consider Budapest. This gem of an Eastern European city has charm in abundance. Everywhere you look there are romantic bridges to wander along, the Danube River with the magnificent Parliament Building overlooking it, and a plethora of boutique hotels that are perfect for that weekend stay.
Where To Stay
Why not treat yourself and shell out for a room with a view or perhaps even a suite with a huge soaker tub and high ceilings that will make you feel like you’re staying in the lap of luxury with your significant other. The most extravagant of the hotels in Budapest is probably the Ritz-Carlton and the Four Seasons Hotel at Gresham Palace. That’s right, you can stay in a palace if you don’t mind spending about $700 a night but what an experience it is. You will feel like royalty.
What To Do
No trip would be complete without a visit to the gilded New York Cafe which offers some amazing coffees and desserts in a room full of gilt mirrors and chairs. A walk around the historic Parliament Buildings while you nibble on Hungarian chimney cakes is also a nice way to spend an afternoon, followed by a stroll over one of the many wrought iron bridges that decorate the Budapest. A trip to the baths is also in order, and in keeping with the romantic theme, the Gellert Spa is a must visit. You and your partner can don your bathing suits, and soak amongst art deco pieces and pillars followed by some spa treatments. To top it off, you can then go on a dinner cruise down the Danube, which will be an excellent way to toast to yourselves and your wonderful time in this city.
What To Eat
If you find that you have a hankering for authentic Hungarian food while you’re in the city, then you can have a meal at Regős Vendéglő which has all the local favorites from goulash to paprika chicken. Hungarian restaurants offer a laid back atmosphere where you can cozy up to your partner and eat some food that will warm you up if you are there in the winter months.
So, go ahead and book your trip to Budapest, you won’t be disappointed!