The Trendiest Cities in Europe (According to Some People Who Claim to Know)
Do you want your travel experience to be hot, trendy and Instagram-worthy? Well, look no further! Here are some of the trendiest cities in Europe that people claim you should visit. We don’t know who these “people” are exactly but hey, they have an internet connection so they must know what’s up.
Photo: Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (photo via emicristea / iStock / Getty Images Plus)
Apparently there is a rise in foodie tourism… like we didn’t already know that before it became trendy. But anyway, Bologna has reportedly been on the upswing for a while now and apparently the momentum shows no signs of stopping. Known for its lively student population (yawn), pretty porticos and towers (sounds fascinating…) and unreal food scene (Mamma Mia!), Bologna will surprise and delight – or at least try its best. Look, if you’re on a trip through Italy, you’ll probably end up here anyway so why not take a food tour and leave with memories of meaty Bolognese sauce (and perhaps some inconvenient heartburn)?
Photo: Antwerp City Hall in Flanders Region of Belgium (photo via ttatty / Getty Images Plus)
Apparently there’s more to Belgian fashion than just beers and waffles… who knew? Antwerp has been established as one of the world’s great fashion cities. If style matters most to you while traveling (which is certainly misguided but okay…), then make sure to add this trendy little city to your itinerary – haute couture awaits! But don’t worry if fashion isn’t really your thing though, there are plenty of other things that might interest non-hipsters like checking out the medieval guildhouses or walking through gorgeous Art Nouveau neighborhoods.
Photo: The Berlin Cathedral at dusk in Germany (photo via ftwitty/iStock/Getty Images Plus)
Berlin attracts young people from all corners of Europe – mostly because they can’t afford living anywhere else – it’s an amazing place for vibrant nightlife where anything goes (except drinking beer before noon). This gritty capital boasts fascinating history mixed with charming hipster culture; however beware that everyone speaks German here – which may be tough unless “Ich bin ein Berliner” is already part of your vocabulary!
Photo: St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest (photo via Sapanpatel / Getty Images Plus)
Are you looking for gorgeous architecture and relaxing thermal spas? Well then look no further my friends because what better way to de-stress from the chaos of modern life than by soaking in a hot tub with a bunch of strangers? Whether it’s visiting historic sites, or just enjoying some famous Hungarian wine; Budapest has got something for everyone who enjoys doing nothing!. And if you’re feeling adventurous, there are plenty of bars serving shots that come straight outta test tubes – because why not drink like a mad scientist when in Budapest?
Photo: Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket Museum With Beautiful Garden In Summer Day Copenhagen Cityscape TommL / iStock Editorial / Getty Images Plus) Has any other city benefited as much from being portrayed on Nordic TV dramas than Copenhagen?
We don’t think so! However… did anyone ever consider that these trendy shows might also feature horrible weather conditions where people go through life shrouded in darkness while wondering whether they need to wear two pairs of pants under their stylish woolen coats? Anyway, this hygge-loving city boasts plenty of charm even if it’s grey clouds and drizzle day in and out. It has the Little Mermaid statue (well that’s cool!) and some good coffee shops where you can warm your hands while pondering why exactly you thought Copenhagen was a good idea for a winter vacation.
Photo: Capturing the Northern Lights Over Reykjavik (photo via bluejayphoto / iStock / Getty Images Plus)Iceland isn’t just an overpriced rock in the middle of nowhere with unrivaled natural beauty after all- it also happens to be very popular on Instagram. When visiting Reykjavik, remember to take photos by windows pretending to drink hot chocolate alone enjoying breathtaking views as if life is one big eternal version of Christmas Vacation or throw yourself into some outdoor activities such as whale watching, snowmobiling, or soaking naked in volcanic hot springs – whatever floats your boat! And if you’re worried about losing money by eating out here; don’t worry because there are countless KFCs around anyway.
`Photo: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II modern architecture shopping mall roof view Milan City Lombardy Region | AGB”>Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Modern Architecture Shopping Mall Roof View Milan City Lombardy RegionItaly Europe AG Berphotography/iStock/Getty Images Plus On Monday morning?
“Why yes I would like nothing more than to fly across the world so that I too shall sit on plane seats for hours getting to my desired destination…ahh Italy at last!”
Well if you know someone like this; then perhaps they’ll fit right in with the Milan fashionistas. Chic and always ready for a night out on the town, Milan: the capital of Italian haute couture- has it all – high-end shopping, great cuisine, and charmingly vapid locals (just kidding…kinda…). But be careful not to go too crazy sampling pastries while shopping here though because your wallet will feel much lighter than when you first arrived (it’s just par for the course whenever visiting a “trendy” city such as Milan).
`Photo:Fountain At The Rossio Square In Lisbon | John Wollwerth/Shutterstock”>Fountain At The Rossio Square In LisbonJohn Wollwerth / ShutterstockAre you looking for amazing seafood freshly caught from pristine waters by people who most likely smell fishy all day? Then welcome to Lisbon! One of Europe’s most photogenic capitals along the Atlantic coast; boasting centuries-old architecture with warm Mediterranean-like weather conditions –perfect vacation getaway vibes indeed!
And while we’re at it why don’t we indulge ourselves in some Fado music along cobblestoned alleyways which allows us to fully embrace nostalgia while simultaneously becoming more depressed by each minute that passes but hey- look what incredible Instagram photos we’ll have afterwards?! And let’s not forget about exploring all delicious bakeries serving up pastel de nata (Portuguese Egg Tart) and exotic tiled buildings. Oh did someone mention coffee? Let’s warm our hands and take a break from all the walking with some delicious coffee!
`Photo:Gaudi’S Sagrada Família In Barcelona Spain | Photo by SeanPavonePhoto on Shutterstock”> Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (photo via Sean Pavone / Shutterstock)If you’re into beautiful girls, sangria-filled nights and taking risky beach selfies- then this is definitely a trendy city for you. Yes folks! Hop off that plane and breathe in the aroma of cheap cologne as we enter Catalonia’s tantalizing seaside capital one thing to not miss out on -the incredible architecture created by Antoni Gaudí(™) who may very well have been using his brain cells up creating this stuff instead of channeling his energy towards more important things but hey good art is good art right?
And even though there might be some controversy over whether or not to ban tourist apartments (Airbnb says hello…) because it’s causing increasing rents- don’t forget about those tapas bars where everyone gets drunk while fuelling up for their fabulous late night parties! So let us go forth, try explaining ‘castellers’ performances to baffled locals while indulging your inner tourist inside Las Ramblas –and prepare yourself for sunburns or inevitable loses at pick pocket games.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Who needs one trendy city when you can have five? Sitting on the Italian Riviera coastline lies a string of centuries-old hillside villages called “Cinque Terre” (which means five lands or five countries – but remember folks: “google translate isn’t always right”). These quintessential Italian beauties offer breathtaking views and picturesque alleyways made for getting lost in. While exploring here might feel like being stuck inside a postcard, it’s certainly not like visiting the real Italy (you know, where actual Italians live). So go ahead! Spend hours hiking through narrow trails- oh there are plenty of hills to climb; and afterward reward yourself with some much-needed gelato whilst enjoying colorful sunset that will look amazing as your new phone wallpaper!
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