Christmas time is upon us and with that, exam season too. If you enjoy weekend getaways as much as we do, maybe a few days off to visit some amazing Christmas markets and get out of your head for a couple days wouldn’t be such a bad idea. We have compiled a list of the top 10 weekend destinations this holiday season. Here are the next five of the top 10 destinations:
Prague Czech Republic
Known to be one of the most romantic destinations in Europe, Prague, the city of love, has even more to offer. The Christmas Market is one of the best in Europe. The medieval architecture combined with the beautiful Christmas decorations is the perfect place to enjoy some traditional Czech food from beginning of December till beginning of January. When the Saint Charles Bridge and Old Town’s church are coated in snow, Prague turns into a winter wonderland. This gorgeous city also offers a thrilling nightlife so don’t hesitate and book your tickets.
Named one of the best Christmas markets, Krakow offers traditional festive food and drinks in a gorgeous baroque and gothic setting. But there is much more to this city than just the Christmas market and the decorations that turn it into a winter wonderland. If you enjoy good food and a lively atmosphere, consider Krakow as your next destination.
If you’ve never visited Scandinavia, Bergen is a great place to start. It has all the makings of an idyllic Nordic town – vibrant wooden buildings, picturesque harbor and breath-taking views of the nearby fjords. One of the biggest reasons to go in winter are the famous northern lights.
Amsterdam is a classic destination all year round, but in winter you can enjoy the beautiful light festival throughout the city. It offers a healthy balance of crazy nightlife and rich culture.
This tiny French town really knows a thing or two about what Christmas should be like. The city’s six main squares put together every year a Christmas market where you can find hand-crafted gifts and enjoy mulled wine and gingerbread, take a walk through the enchanting “Sentier des lanternes” or a ride on the Ferris wheel. The scent of cinnamon, spices and pine fills the air as the Christmas lights boost the towns already incredible architecture. So if you’re feeling extra Christmassy this year, hop in your car and drive up to this little gem, you will not be disappointed.