Budapest or Bust!!!

The last stop on our European vacation was Budapest, Hungary. I knew very little about Budapest aside from beautiful pictures seen on Instagram. We stayed in a great Airbnb near the Jewish center of the city.

If you only have a couple days in Budapest, here’s a short list to get you started:



Shoes on the Danube (memorial to the Jews killed by fascist militiamen during WWII)

Fisherman’s Bastion

Szechenyi Thermal Baths (consists of three outdoor thermal pools  and 15 indoor pools of varying temperatures and saunas) Entrance fee: $23

Fashion Street (street filled with lots of restaurants and popular brands like Zara, Nike, Pull & Bear, etc)

Hosok Tere (city square)

Budapest Eye (much smaller version of the famous London Ferris wheel)

City Park Ice Rink (largest ice skating rink in Europe. Imagine a skating rink which is 130,000 sq ft.)

Shoes on the Danube
Hosok Tere
Fisherman’s Bastion


Paprika Chicken

Mulled Wine

Donut Library– an amazing cafe which serves an assortment of donuts.

Trdelnik– popular ice cream dish served in a rolled grilled cone sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.


Hungary is well known for its wine. Be sure to have a glass or take a bottle home as a  souvenir.

Doblo Wine bar– restaurant/bar which has an extensive wine list of local and international varieties.

Tokaji Wine- sweet wine native to Hungary

Although Hungary was the coldest stop on the trip, we had an incredible time. Meals were affordable and tasty. If you plan to visit in the winter, be sure to bring proper clothing and boots. Tipping 10% is standard however, many restaurants include a 12.5% gratuity on the bill.

Currency: 1USD = 280 Hungarian Forint

Average meal: $6-10 USD

Have you been to Hungary?  I’d love to hear about your experience!


Largest ice rink in Europe
Outside temperature at the Szechenyi pools!

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