Planning a Trip to Budapest
With its riverside location and historic architecture, Budapest is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe. Whether you're interested in experiencing the nightlife or learning about the city's history, Budapest has something for every budget. When you are traveling to Hungary from abroad, you can use Orbitz.com to book hotels and tours of the city's most popular destinations.
Budapest is known for its food and wine, which are inexpensive and plentiful. During the day, you can spend hours visiting attractions like the House of Terror museum and taking boat cruises on the Danube River. In the evenings, locals head out to the many clubs and bars, which stay open late to accommodate the revelers.
Best time to take a vacation to Budapest
The best time of the year to visit Budapest is in the fall, when the weather is dry and temperatures are just warm enough to spend time outside. Spring weather is rainy, and summers are hot and humid, with temperatures hovering between 80F and 100F. Winters are cold and windy, and on most days, temperatures drop below 30F. No matter what time of the year you visit Budapest, you'll find festivals and events around the city. With Orbitz.com, you can search for deals on city tours and book hotels for any month of the year.
Insider tips for Budapest travel
When you need a break from walking around the city, join the locals at the Szechenyi, where you can soak away your muscle soreness.
Hone your cooking skills at Chefparade, which is one of the country's best cooking schools. Courses run year-round.
This café is hidden away in the back streets of Budapest. It is usually packed with Budapest residents who come for the homemade cakes and pastries.
Experience the best in Budapest nightlife at Szimpla, which is slightly shabby but boasts lively crowds and live music.
Hungarian National Gallery
Art lovers won't want to miss these galleries, which display the art of the greatest Hungarian artists.
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The Danube River winds through Budapest, and you can spend many hours strolling along the Duna korzó and exploring the many small shops and cafes on the banks.
Budapest is home to many Turkish baths, where you can get traditional treatments and spend the day relaxing.
A highlight of any trip to Budapest, this castle sits on a hill overlooking the city. Take the Funicular Railway up the hill to explore the historic buildings.
If you love museums, don't miss two institutions that line Heroes Square: the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hall of Arts.
Central Market Hall
Spend an afternoon browsing the Central Market Hall for everything from local crafts to spices.
Check out a performance at the Budapest Opera House, which offers world-class performances throughout the year.
Learn about the city's Jewish past in this area, which contains museums and historical synagogues that are open to the public.
Hungarian Parliament Building
If you're interested in architecture, don't miss this building, which towers over the banks of the Danube River.
Nyugati Train Station
This stunning train station is the most picturesque in the city; to enjoy its splendor, stop into one of the cafes and watch the local people stream by at rush hour.
Basilica of St Stephen
This towering cathedral is a fine example of neoclassical architecture. The dome is particularly beautiful and is easily accessible by elevator.