If you read my fall and winter travel plans, you’ll know I was super stoked to visit Budapest again. I fell in love with Budapest two summers ago, but only had 36 hours to experience the Hungarian capital. Not enough.
Staying a week in Budapest was a fantastic decision. I could take my time in cafes, meander through the main tourist attractions, relax at the hotel if necessary, and intimately learn about the city’s complex history.
Sure, there were downsides. Jet lag kicked my butt both ways. I also have a wicked cold now, a stupid plague I probably caught from the damn recycled air flowing throughout the anxiety machine of doom – erm, the plane.
But Budapest’s frosty magic? So worth any aggravation. These 24 photos will inspire you to visit Budapest in winter and fall in love, too.
Soon you’ll grab a guidebook, practice Hungarian, and spend Forints!! I’m not kidding. This city = irresistible. Come along with me!
Welcome to Budapest. After a nap, we explored the city in all its illuminated glory.
Budapest’s Parliament Building is stunning – both inside and out. I loved that it was still decorated for Christmas. Even though it was after Christmas Day, the holiday spirit never left me.
Who could say “no” to a tram covered in lights? Not me.
The Christmas Markets were still hoppin’ in the square around St. Stephen’s Basilica. Be sure to research online or read a guidebook for other awesome winter events in the city.
Budapest Central Market was also decorated for the holiday season. The city’s biggest and most popular market is a great place to grab a bite to eat.
Um. Can we talk about how awesome this outdoor vendor is? I want allllllll the shiny books!
Castle Hill and Fisherman’s Bastion are certainly pretty in the frosty air. Check out these 15 Awesome Things You Can’t Miss in Budapest!
This gorgeous gingerbread house was on display in the Budapest Hilton. Budapest has so many choices for accommodation at any price. Last time I stayed at Wombats Hostel and loved it!
I kinda wanted to ice skate but knew I’d fall on my butt so I didn’t attempt it. Sorry.
Budapest is known for its thermal spas. Széchenyi Thermal Bath was steamy and amazing, and still open outside!
So, yeah, book your winter adventure to Budapest. Experience snow, spas, and schnitzel for yourself. Trust me, it’s such a great trip, and Budapest is now one of my favorite cities.
What are YOUR favorite cities during the winter season? Do you also love Budapest? Share below.
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