Easter city break ideas

The great thing about the Easter break in the UK is that you get a glorious long weekend thanks to Good Friday and Easter Monday. I always take it as an excuse to swan off on a city break (naturally), so this year we’re heading to Paris to relax over the Easter break and celebrate our first wedding anniversary in one! With so many cities to run away to though, here are some of my Easter city break ideas for you.

Easter City Break #1 – Lisbon

Lisbon city break | this city life

It’s tipped to be the most popular break for families over the Easter break, and I don’t blame them! The sunshine, the shops, and beaches! Eating as many Pastéis de Nata as your stomach can handle is worth the trip alone. Awe at the Torre de Belém and Ponte 25 de Abril, shop the best vintage in Lisbon at A Outra Face da Lua and ride the traditional trams for fun.

Easter City Break #2 – Barcelona

Barcelona city break | this city life

Barcelona is another city that truly has it all – sights, sun and a beach that doesn’t look like a wet weekend. The architecture in Barcelona is incredible, so be sure to check out Casa Batlló, Casa Milà (La Pedrera) and the incredible Sagrada Família – all Gaudí buildings. And when it comes to eating, take advantage of all the free tapas in most bars and restaurants! If you buy a drink, you’ll get to nibble on as much patatas bravas as you like.

Easter City Break #3 – Rome

Rome city break | this city life

Loud and vibrant, Rome is a city that stays with you forever. There’s so much to do you might struggle to fit it into a weekend, but that just means you have to go back, right? Enjoy how beautiful the city can be by walking the many bridges down the Tiber River, eating an authentic Italian pizza, lazing on a pedal boat in Villa Borghese and getting a caricature drawn in Piazza Navona. Oh, and all the gelato – alllll the gelato!

Easter City Break #4 – Berlin

Berlin city break | this city life

It didn’t take long to fall in love with Berlin and I seriously can’t wait until I next find myself in the city. It’s the ideal place to spend a few days relaxing and soaking up all the culture. Wander the East Side Gallery and snap photos along the way, laze away a Sunday afternoon in Mauerpark, see the magnitude of the Holocaust at the Holocaust Memorial, and spend a day getting cultured on Museum Island. The best thing about the above? They’re all FREE!

Want to suggest another city? Tell me in the comments!

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