Budapest is such an amazing city, and the really good news is that you can do lots in Budapest with only a couple of days. Find in this post the best things to do in Budapest. I also include what to eat, where to drink, what to see, and how to make the most out of your Budapest trip.
Best things to do in Budapest
Relax in the thermal baths
The thermal baths were an absolute plus of my visit to Budapest. I really wasn’t expecting this super relaxing attraction. Szechenyi is the most popular thermal batch as it does the best pictures, followed by Gellert & Rudas. Szechenyi & Gellert get really busy so I recommend booking in advance. I leave you skip the line tickets here: Szechenyi – Gellert. A local also recommended me Kiraly bath, although I didn’t go.
The Lost Lagoon is the most fun, bonkers and extravagant immersive experience right now. I know because I went, and I loved it. And it’s not surprising given that the culinary and creative geniuses from Bompas and Parr are behind it. The location? The basement of a Shepherd’s Bush mall which houses the world’s largest underground boating lake. Yes, this experience involves a boating lake underground. Is that even possible? Yes it is.
Visitors are provided with a pirate tricorn hat and a handkerchief which contains a special message. Soon there will be a bit of walking blindfolded involved — yes it does feel like Netflix’s Bird Box for a bit. But do not worry, the first delicious Captain Morgan rum cocktail will be provided while you get the introduction on what’s to come.
If you are reading this it’s because you are seriously considering crossing the pond just to enter the magical world of Disneyland in it’s European version. No one is ever too old for Disneyland. Not only that — I personally believe it is actually healthy for all of us to visit every now and then. I’ve been to Disneyland Paris from London three times already and as soon as I leave I already want to go back again. It’s actually very easy to do — so let’s dive in.
How long to visit Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris has two parks: Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. If you have been to Disney World, Disneyland Park is the equivalent to the Magic Kingdom Park and Walt Disney Studios Park to Hollywood Studios.
It is totally possible to visit both parks in a weekend, it is also possible to visit both Disneyland Paris parks in just one day leaving Sunday free to visit Paris a bit and to go back home to London. I have done that in three occasions and left feeling satisfied. I was able to visit all the adult friendly rides this way and some kid friendly ones that seemed fun.
On my latest visit to Disneyland Paris, I was looking for the perfect accommodation. As I explain on my Disneyland Paris post, Disneyland Hotels are very expensive. There are other hotels around the Disneyland area which are a lot cheaper but typically budget chain hotels, so not really pretty or my style.
I was so glad I found Le Vieux Puits! It is a lovely B&B in a French maison located in the quiet town of Bry-sur-Marne. It has various rooms you can choose from which all seem really nice, but in my opinion I stayed in the best, most magical room available: The Gypsy Caravan.