We spent our last weekend getaway while living in London exploring Lisbon, Portugal. The city is full of history, culture, amazing azulejos, and delicious food. It’s quite inexpensive compared to many other European cities, and we both agreed we had some of our favorite meals there. We spent two days wandering the city, stopping for bites and cold drinks along the way. On our last day, we drove out to Arrabida and spent the day on the beach, which I would highly recommend you do! The coast was breathtaking. Below are some recommendations on what to do, see, eat and drink!
S T A Y
Memmo Principe Real, LX Boutique Hotel, Palacio Belmonte
E A T
A Cevicheria, Restaurante Insolito, Mini Bar, Time Out Market, Sea Me, Taberna da Rua das Floreas
S W E E T S
Gelados Santini, Pasteis de Belém
Walk, walk, walk! Check out the Alfama district, Bairro Alto, Alcântara and Belém. Head to Costa da Caparica or Portinho da Arrabida for a beach day.
When we booked Amsterdam, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Actually, to be honest, I was a little skeptical. The second we arrived in the city that completely changed; I’ve actually never been so instantly in love with a place (there really is so much more than the red light district!) It is so well-kept, so charming, so clean and so beautiful. The people were extremely friendly and the city feels so quaint and laid-back. We ate our way through and enjoyed every second. Below are some recommendations on what to do, see, eat and drink!
S T A Y
The Hoxton, Pulitzer, The Dylan, Conservatorium
E A T
Ivy & Bros (lunch), Gartine (breakfast/lunch), De Kas (dinner), Singel 404 (sandwiches), Pluk Cafe, Buffet van Odette (breakfast), Lot Sixty One (coffee), Balthazar’s Kitchen (dinner), Winkel 43 (incredible apple tart), Foodhallen, Mossel & Gin, Van Stapele Koekmakerij (best chocolate cookie ever), Pllek (outdoor bar & restaurant if the weather is nice!), Confectionery Lanskroon (classic stroopwafel)
Walk, walk, walk! Visit the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Go antique shopping, eat in the Foodhallen, Take a Canal tour (Those Damn Boat Guys)