As the summer-blues begin to kick in for another year, it’s the perfect time to relish in Autumn and all that is has to offer. Aside from the obvious berry lip, woolly jumpers and Halloween (of course) – we’re talking about the return of the City Break! With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 11 of the best autumn city breaks perfect for any culture vulture.
1. Ljubljana, Slovenia
Average temperature during September: 16°C
Where to stay: Grand Hotel Union. Located in the heart of the city, the Grand Hotel Union is just steps away from the central Prešern Square and Tromostovje. Offering unique accommodation in a historical Art Nouveau building, this hotel offers a ground floor shopping gallery with a fashion boutique, jewellery shop and hairstylist. Prices start from £184 per night.
2. Prague, Czech Republic
Average temperature during September: 16°C
Where to stay: K+K Hotel Fenix. Located just a few steps away from Wenceslas Square and just a 10 minute walk away from the Old Town, this hotel combines contemporary interior design with traditional hospitality. Prices start from £108 per night.
3. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Average temperature during September: 23°C
Where to stay: Hotel Perla. Located a short walk away from Lapad Bay Beach, hotel Perla is ideally situated at the city promenade with stunning views over the picture-perfect coastline. A mile away from the Old Town, the Perla Hotel offers spacious and air-conditioned rooms perfect for the warmer weather. Prices start from £129 per night.
4. Positano, Italy
Average temperature during September: 25°C
Where to stay: Villa Pina Positano B&B. Recently opening its doors, Villa Pina offers a tranquil break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located in natural surroundings, this family-run boutique is located in a small village just a short journey from Positano. Prices start from £69 per night.
5. Stockholm, Sweden
Average temperature during September: 12°C
Where to stay: Elite Palace Hotel Stockholm. Situated in Stockholm’s central district just a 5 minute walk away from the main metro station, this modern hotel is a great choice for culture vulture’s. Rated for the best value in Stockholm, this property offers an à la carte lunch and dinner menu perfect to refuel after a long day exploring. Prices start from £130 per night.
6. Nantes, France
Average temperature during September: 15°C
Where to stay: Aparthotel Adagio Access Nantes Viarme. Located in Hauts-Paves just 1 mile from the Nantes Cathedral and Passage Pommeraye, this popular property is a great choice for those interested in city trips, city walks and culture. Prices start from £50 per night.
7. Bruges, Belgium
Average temperature during September: 18°C
Where to stay: Hotel Bourgoensch Hof. Located in the historic centre of Bruges, Hotel Bourgoensch Hof is a 10-minute walk from De Halve Maan Brewery and the Beguinage and a 5-minute walk from the Groeninge Museum. Situated on the river front, this is the perfect hotel to snap the perfect IG photo! Prices start from £80 per night.
8. Valetta, Malta
Average temperature during September: 26°C
Where to stay: Valetta Merisi Suites. Situated just 200 yards from Saint John’s Cathedral in La Valletta, this unique property is just a 5 minute walk from the Upper Barrakka Gardens, offering picture perfect views of Fort Sant’Angelo. With a number of bars and restaurants within a 10-minute walk, this is the perfect day-to-night location. Prices start from £92 per night.
9. Seville, Spain
Average temperature during September: 20°C
Where to stay: Silken Al-Andalus Palace Hotel. Located just a 10 minute drive from Seville’s historic centre, this spacious hotel boats a beauty salon, seasonal outdoor pool as well as terraces, gardens and open spaces to relax in. A 5-minute drive from Plaza Espana, and 1.2 miles from Maria Luisa Park this is the perfect hybrid hotel for those looking to explore in the day and relax in the night. Prices start from £73 per night.
10. Porto, Portugal
Average temperature during September: 19°C
Where to stay: BessaHotel Boavista. Centrally located in Porto’s Boavista district just a few minute walk away from Casa da Musica, this hotel is just 200 yards from Bessa Stadium and 1 miles from Serralves Contemporary Art Museum making it the perfect base for tourists to explore. Prices start from £98 per night.
11. Krakow, Poland
Average temperature during September: 14°C
Where to stay: Metropolitan Boutique Hotel. Situated right by Kraków’s historical Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz, Metropolitan Boutique Hotel is less than 0.6 miles from the Old Town and the Wawel Royal Castle. Offering shuttle services from the John Paul II International Airport, this is a great choice for travellers interested in food, restaurants and history. Prices start from £87 per night.
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