Many travelers from North America and beyond like the idea of spending time in Europe. That will not come as a great surprise, given that Europe offers a great combination of history, scenery and people. But how can you decide on which parts of the continent to see?
This article recommends 10 European cities that provide great destinations for short breaks. So, without further ado, here at the best cities for you to visit:
1. Paris: One of the most romantic cities in the world, offering a range of great monuments and places to visit. Some would suggest that the French are the best cooks in the world. A visit to France gives you the chance to see whether it's really true!
2. London: A truly international, cosmopolitan city. Some of the great attractions include the Tower Of London, the Houses Of Parliament and St Pauls Cathedral.
3. Rome: Known as The Eternal City, many people love Rome because of all that it represents. For many of us, this is the cradle of modern civilization.
4. Prague: If you think that all of the greatest European cities are to be found on the western edge of the continent then it's time to think again. Prague has become more and more popular and you'll soon see why. Some of the most stunning buildings in Europe are to be found right here.
5. Barcelona: This is a city where there's simply so much to see and do. With fantastic beaches and an amazing array of Gaudi buildings, Barcelona has to be seen to be believed.
6. Venice: The first time that I saw this city I was amazed. That amazement has not faded with time. The one great rival to Paris for the claim of being Europe's most romantic city break location.
7. Vienna: The Austrian capital offers culture and splendor. A favorite with many and one that should be on any European itinerary.
8. Madrid: There's a great rivalry between Madrid and Barcelona, but the reality is that both cities have much to offer visitors.
9. Amsterdam: Famous for its canals, bicycles and liberal culture. The Dutch have a relaxed attitude to life and this is perfectly exemplified here in Amsterdam.
10. Dublin: Not the place to come if you're looking for great weather, but there are a few better cities in which to enjoy yourself!
So there we have it! The list of great European cities above is very much a personal opinion but I hope that you'll agree that each of them makes a wonderful holiday destination!