Top 5 Things to Do in Budapest
Fabulous activities top our list of favorite things to do in Budapest
Budapest is a glorious European city that has long been a favorite destination of world travelers. Known as the “Paris of the East,” Budapest’s elegant architecture, sophisticated sensibility, and wide range of unique activities put it in a league of its own. However you want to experience the vibrant Hungarian culture, whether soaking in the famous thermal baths, relaxing in the coffee house culture in Budapest’s many cafés, or exploring the past in its world-class museums, you are certain to enjoy your stay in delightful Budapest. To help you get the most from your visit to this fabulous city, we’ve put together a list of our top favorite things to do in Budapest.
- Spend the day soaking in Széchenyi Thermal Bath
Bring your flipflops and soak away stress in the natural thermal baths of Budapest. The city is home to more than 100 thermal baths, but our favorite is the famous Széchenyi Bath in City Park, which is Europe’s largest spa with 18 pools for your pleasure. Add on a VIP massage for the ultimate relaxing experience that will leave you feeling pleasantly boneless!
- Enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous Budapest Opera House
Guided tours of the opulent Neo-Renassaiance architecture of the Budapest Opera House have been a favorite activity of travelers since it opened its doors in 1884. If you visit Budapest during Opera season, which lasts from September through June, be sure to take in a performance at the famous Budapest Opera House. If you miss opera season, you may still be able to see the Hungarian National Ballet perform.
- Take a walking tour through Castle Hill
A tour through the cobblestone streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site, the medieval architecture harkens back to Budapest’s past. Castle Hill is full of interesting statues and some of the most famous structures in Budapest, from the Buda Castle to the underground Castle Labyrinth, Matthias Church, the neo Gothic Fisherman’s Bastion, and much more. Take time to stop in at Gerbeaud Cafe for an authentic coffee paired with their rich cream cake.
- Visit Miniversum
If you’re wondering what to do in Budapest on a rainy day, adults and kids alike will love a visit to the fascinating Miniversum Museum, which hosts an incredibly detailed miniature model of Budapest. The indoor playhouse is one of the most fun activities in Budapest for children, while adults will enjoy the astounding details on all the miniatures.
- Take a Segway Tour of Budapest
The Segway tour of the city won our vote as one of the most fun things to do in Budapest. Zipping around the streets and monuments on a Segway is a great way to see the sights and monuments of this iconic city, without getting tired or fatigued.
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