Sometimes there is simply no time for a long vacation and a weekend in a big city can than be a good idea. A big city weekend might not always be very relaxing but it gives a nice break from the everyday routine and allows one to do some good shopping, visit some good restaurants and clubs or take in a show or two. Below you will find introductions to some of the best most popular big city destinations in the world.
New York, The big apple, is a micro-cosmos on all itself and unlike any other city. No where else on earth to you find the same mix of things. The city is often referred to as the city that never sleeps and there it a truth to this as there will be something for you to do no matter what time of day or night it is. New York is however an expensive city and a vacation here can be quite expensive.
London has a very nice mix of new and old, classical ad trendy, marvelous and dull. The old imperial capital might have lost some of its importance but is still one of the most important cities in the world and well worth a visit. Here you will find tourist destinations such as the tower of London, The original madame Tussauds and Kew garden. You will also find good shows, world class dinning and trendy clubs. Everyone can find what they want in London.
Maybe not the first destinations you think about when you think about big city destinations but Vienna deserves a lot more attention than it gets. It is a fantastic destination with cheap prices, stunning architecture, good food and cheap bear. It is also one of the most romantic cities in the world. Much more so than popular romantic destinations such as Paris.
Rome has a several thousand year old history that is reflected in some of their attractions such as the Colosseum. Rome is a big city with an intimate feel to it. It offers some of the best Mediterranean food, great climate and is a city that you just want to walk around in. There is always something new to discover in every ally. Rome is another romantic destination that is great for a couple retreat.
Paris is a city you either love or hate. Some will call it the most romantic place on earth. Others will call it an overrated, urine smelling dump. The only way to know which group you belong to will be to go there yourself: Paris offer a lot of great Restaurants, nice cafes and of course the Eiffel tower. If you go there and discover you belong to the group that do not like the city than there is several nice smaller cities no more than an hour or so outside Paris that you are bound to like such as Auxerre. It is also only a 4 hour train ride down to the Mediterranean riviera.
Asia has a lot of big cities that are well worth a visit. None more so than Hong Kong.(unless you are a gambler in which case you want to visit Macua) Hong Kong is beautifully nestles among the mountains and the ocean. It feature the perfect mix of modern city and old Asian mystic.