Best City Breaks for Summer 2014

Our Top Hen Do Destinations!

New York always tops the list of best city breaks but the Big Apple is pretty extravagant for a hen weekend. If you want somewhere affordable and awesome, you're in luck; there are lots of great deals for city breaks for summer 2014. Once upon a time, you had to leave it until the last minute to get a bargain but now you're just as likely to get a decent short break on a budget if you book a few months in advance.

Hen parties and city breaks go hand in hand. Whether it's a wild weekend of partying in Budapest, sightseeing in Prague or shopping in London, there's something for every hen to get in a flap over.

No idea where to go? Europe's your oyster these days. Here are three to whet your whistle.

BARCELONA Hen Weekend

In my book, a hen weekend in Barcelona beats a Paris hen do and London hands down. Golden sandy beaches, tapas feasts, crisp fruity cava, amazing beach clubs, elaborate sandcastles, wavy buildings, vivid mosaics, the pretty Park Guell and Gaudi's Sagrada Familia with its soaring spires and sculptures of bulls, winged men, eagles and lions.

If you're looking for cheap Barcelona hen party city breaks, be prepared to book in advance as this is an incredibly popular holiday spot and the best flight and hotel deals get snapped up quickly.

Things to do: beach bar crawl, jet ski, yacht charter, tapas tour.

AMSTERDAM Hen Do

Amsterdam hen do city breaks aren't just for stags! Hen weekends in Amsterdam are becoming increasingly popular and with good reason. I had such a blast the first time that I went back at the first available opportunity. There's SO much more to Amsterdam than the Red Light District. Where else can you find a floating hotel, a flower market and a museum of fluorescent art called Electric Ladyland?

Amsterdam if full of weird and wonderful attractions, bars, shops, restaurants clubs and cafes. It definitely tops the list of fascinating city breaks in Europe.

Things to do: blow karting on the beach (yes really!), indoor snowboarding, striptease workshop, canal boat tour, drag queen dinner.

BRISTOL Hen Weekend

I thought long and hard about this one. Bristol hen weekend city breaks might not have the glamour of London or the madness of Dublin but that's the point. Brizzle is laid back, fun, creative and friendly. It's like someone took all the best bits of some of the most famous cities in Europe and plonked them all in a melting pot. You've got the beautiful Bristol Downs for hen party picnics, the lovely pubs of trendy Clifton, the fab bars of Park Street, shows at the Hippodrome, quirky cafes, and great shopping at Cabot Circus. If you're after 'something for everyone' city breaks in the UK, Bristol is hard to beat and it's budget friendly too. No brainer!

Things to do: vintage makeover and photoshoot, cocktail making, It's a Knockout.

Browse Hen Weekends for more ideas, call us for a chat on 01773 766051 or email sales@henweekends.co.uk

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Date Posted: Monday 2nd June 2014

Author: Yazmina Wallace

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