Sometimes we get so caught up in work, family and life in general that it’s easy to let life just pass us by. For that reason, it’s time we had a bit of a wake up call, and started making the most of our lives! Here’s our guide to the Top 10 European destinations every man has to visit Cross all these off your list and you’re living a life worth living!
Amsterdam has it all. Beautiful European architecture, romantic canals and bustling little side streets full of culture. And, it also has loads of bars, cafes and the infamous Red Light District! In Amsterdam, you can enjoy the sunshine whilst sat outside smoking a spliff, whilst gazing on at the windows in the Red Light District full of scantily clad women beckoning you to come in. Amsterdam is perhaps the most European of all cities with very few taboos and even less shame.
It’s easy to overlook the Balkans when looking for places in Europe to visit, but you’d be a fool to miss out on Belgrade. It’s unusual compared to most other European cities in that it’s not really geared up just for tourists like London or Paris is. For that reason, you get a much more authentic experience of the city, meaning you get so much more out of your visit. Don’t think that it is all work and no play though. Belgrade likes to party, and it is full of some of the coolest bars you will ever find in Europe and with nightclubs on boats called Splavs.
Famous for the Berlin Wall, it’s true to say that Berlin doesn’t look as immediately impressive as Barcelona, Paris or Rome might. But there is just something about the city that makes it a fantastic place to visit. As well as the vast swathes of history, Berlin, in particular the East side is a party city and is in many respects Europe’s most bohemien city, packed full of intimate bars and uber cool nightclubs that play host to some of the world’s biggest DJs.
Krakow is one of the most exciting cities in Eastern Europe as well as being one of the most beautiful. It’s an incredibly intimate city that despite being the second largest city in Poland, it still seems small, welcoming and friendly. Famous for being the location of one of the Nazis infamous concentration camps, it also has a fabulous castle, and a host of cool bars and eateries.
Barcelona really does have everything. Stunning architecture, all the amenities of a major European city, as well as having a beautiful beach. It really is the complete package – especially if you combine your visit to watch FC Barcelona play! This Catalonian capital is one of the world’s leading party cities with some of the world’s best bars and restaurants residing next to some of Europe’s leading nightclubs. When you go to Barcelona, you’ll want to go again and again.
Often overlooked in favour of Dubrovnik, that’s to the canny traveller’s advantage. A bustling city full of history, arts and culture, it’s not short of a good restaurant either! It’s fast becoming a go-to destination so it’s one of those places you should visit sooner rather than later to make sure you get the authentic Zagreb experience. If you want a lazy city holiday, spending your mornings sipping coffee in a fantastic little cafe and your afternoons enjoying an ice-cold beer in one of its many stylish bars, Zagreb is the pace for you. The great thing about Zagreb is that there’s so much to explore outside of the city too, with lakeside swimming and discos at qarun Lake and skiing at Mount Medvednica.
So many people pass through Naples on their way to Capri and the Amalfi Coast without ever taking a look round this beautiful and exciting city. The third largest city in Italy, it is also one of its oldest with some of the best attractions in the country. With its city centre being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it also plays host to lots of exciting bars and clubs. But it is food that Naples is best known for and you’ll be overwhelmed with its choice of eateries. It really does serve up Italy’s best pizza, coffee and seafood. If you love the cities you visit to be a bit more real than the usual tourist capitals, then Naples is the place to go.
You might associate Paris with being the sort of place you visit with a loved one, but it’s testament to the city that it is just as suitable as a place to visit on your own or with your mates. Yes, it’s full of tourists, but take yourself off the tourist trail and you’ll find some delightful little bistros, bars and clubs. There’s just something so cool about Paris that you’ll come back with a little bit of that Parisian sophistication and chic, and that can’t be a bad thing can it?
If you think of Cyprus you immediately think of its beautiful seaside resorts. But don’t discount Nicosia, the Cypriot capital. With its labyrinth of narrow streets, it’s a city that is ripe for exploring, with bustling cafes, stylish bars and fantastic restaurants all playing host to the city’s bold and beautiful before they venture to one of its many nightclubs. It’s a place full of history, and is Europe’s last divided city, with a wall and armed checkpoint separating it from the Northern half of the city, controlled by the Turks.
It’s easy to forget that we have what is perhaps Europe’s most exciting city in our very own country, London. Yes, of course, if you live there and work there you might be a bit blasé about it, but if you don’t, a regular visit to London should be in order. London really does have everything. This sprawling capital is one of the most diverse cities in the world, a city in which nearly every language on the planet is spoken. That’s reflected in its selection of many fine eateries where you can feast on food from around the world. Then its time to move on to the amazing London nightlife, which really does cater for everyone. From Jazz and blues, to traditional pub and art nouveau cinema, you’re guaranteed to find something you love in our fantastic capital!