The much anticipated April bank holiday is almost upon us, and here at Nica we’re excited to mark the occasion with a spot of travelling! From Eastern European jaunts to local luxury, join Nica as we scour the internet for the best budgetbank holiday getaways.
Prague on a Shoestring
April is a fantastic time to visit Prague; the temperature is pleasant and it’s not quite tourist season allowing visitors to make the most of exploring this olde-worlde city by foot. Take a free walking tour to learn about the rich history of this beautiful city, marvel at the fairytale-esque nature of the old town, pop to the Jewish quarter to sample the best cakes in the Czech Republic and sip 90p alcoholic drinks from the Letna Park beer garden, where you’ll enjoy an unrivalled view of the entire city- it’s Prague’s best kept secret.
Stay at: Hostels are the way to go with European budget breaks, and you’ll be amazed by the quality of accommodation you can get for the price. The Charles Bridge Hostel is situated a stone’s throw away from the iconic Charles Bridge, and the latest Easter bank holiday deals start from just £25per room per night.
Eat at: No trip to Prague is complete without sampling their signature dish; beef goulash. Ferdinand’s is located just off the main square and serves the best goulash for under £5.
Or Bohemia Bagel is an American run restaurant situated down a side street from old town square. Serving up delicious bagels, doorstop cakes and meaty burgers, you can get a large meal and drink for less than £6.
Stay in a Georgian Townhouse in Bath
Beautiful architecture, quaint shops, vibrant eateries... Bath is the kind of city we’d like to marry! From the best pizza we've ever tasted at The Real Italian Pizza Company to the picturesque cobbled streets and tempting cake spots dotted right, left and centre, Bath has it all.
Take a trip to the the UK’s only natural thermal spa and make the most of the open-air rooftop pool where you can enjoy an aerial view of the city and relax in toasty, mineral-rich water.
For cheap eats head to Roscoff Deli Cafe- a charming Italian run deli in the centre of Bath. From authentic dishes such as chicken Milanese to butternut squash curry, all mains are priced under £7. And forget expensive hotels, Airbnb have a great selection of Georgian townhouses available to rent from just £50 per room per night.
Seaside Fun in Brighton
For bank holiday fun with friends or adventures with a partner, you can’t beat the seaside town of Brighton. Bursting with character and vitality, the town has an addictive energy which will make you never want to leave.
Enjoy seaside larks on the pier before heading into the town centre to explore the famous Brighton Lanes. Root through vintage treasure, antique homeware and outlandish art pieces to your heart’s content in the lanes before stopping off for a bite to eat at Foodilic. Taking a healthy spin on the traditional buffet, for £6.95 diners can feast on Mediterranean salads, exotic fruits, meaty stews, sweet potato wedges and fair-trade coffee to name just a few menu highlights.
Come night time let your hair down by making your way around the town’s nightlife circuit. The Bee’s Mouth bar is the place to go for live music in a stylish setting. Fairy and neon lights ignite the bar while incense and candles make the place smell like paradise!
For a traditional seaside experience opt for a cute bed and breakfast near the pier. Strawberry Fields is a fruit themed bed and breakfast located just off Brighton seafront. Alternatively if you’re travelling in a large group then it’s always worth checking out Airbnb to see what’s available.
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