I ♥ Budapest
Do not hesitate to bring your kids with you to explore the Hungarian capital. It offers a surprising number of child-friendly attractions and activities that make it a great place for a family break. You can choose from a wide selection of child friendly indoor and outdoor places of entertainment and things to do for kids so no matter what the weather is like you'll find something interesting for the whole family.
It is perfectly possible to combine your visit to the capital with a tour in the city’s surroundings There are quite a few places near Budapest that are definitely worth a half or full-day trip. When visiting Budapest, do not miss Szentendre, the flagship town of the Danube Bend, part of the Duna-Ipoly National Park, the town of art. Or tour the world's second largest Baroque castle in Gödöllő, where Sissi, the famous Austro-Hungarian queen loved to spend her time. If you like wine, the famous Etyek wine region offers fantastic wine tasting programs with snacks and regular wine festivals.
Hungary is a country with a great history. This small country has had quite a hard time, after several invasions of different empires, Hungary and the Hungarian nation survived the devastation of the Tartars and Turks, Habsburgs and Russians in the Carpathian Basin, the country survived the fact that it belonged among the losers of both world wars.
All these changes have made Hungary the country it is now, a warm welcoming and tourist region. The Hungarian people are born entertainers; they like to give you and other visitors of their country a warm welcome.
Take your time to explore this great but little-known central European country.
For nightlife, Budapest is one of the places to be. Dancing, partying, indoors or outdoors, or even just having a drink in a relax bar it is all up to you… Depending on your taste, there are parties, Jazz bars, lounges, discotheques and clubs all over the city. There is always something going on during the weekends from the late evenings till the early mornings. As drinks are not expensive in Budapest and the people are very friendly and generous, rest assured that you will find a place to your liking.
Not only is Budapest well known for its famous composers, some of the world’s most renowned festivals are taking place in the Hungarian capital.
The Budapest Spring Festival and the Budapest Autumn Festival are showcasing the best of Hungarian and international music, theatre, film and other arts.
Next to these the annual Sziget Festival takes place on the Óbudai-sziget (Old-Buda Island) this is one of the largest music and cultural festival in Europe. The festival is hold annually in August and holds about 1000 performances each year.