Girls-trip to Budapest: best places to eat, drink and shop
Budapest is the perfect destination if you are planning a girl trip! With its many cocktail bars, trendy boutiques, thermal baths and so much more. Whether you are planning a birthday trip, a bachelorette party, or just a casual city trip with your girlfriends, Budapest is the ideal destination. Here are the best things to do in Budapest while on a girls’ weekend.
BRUNCH AT SZIMPLY FOOD
A place known for its amazing breakfast, it’s definitely worth trying out their brunch if you are a fan of healthy and trendy breakfast. It’s tucked away in a cobble-stoned courtyard of a beautiful century-old building. They have an amazing seasonal selection of dishes with superfoods, vegetarian and vegan options, and some gluten-free dishes. It’s the ideal place for a chatty get-together with the girlfriends and the plates are Instagrammable.
SHOPPING ON KIRÁLY UTCA
This should be at the top of the shopping list for women who are a fan of designer clothes. It’s filled with design shops, little trendy boutiques, galleries, and various restaurants and cafes. And don’t miss Gozsdu Court, a shopping and lifestyle complex that is famous for its weekly bazaar on Sunday’s, here, visitors can find beautiful traditional Hungarian trinkets and antiques.
COFFEE BREAK AT FEKETE CAFÉ
If you want to take a break from the noisy downtown street Fekete Café is the perfect place. It’s a hip café and an all-day breakfast restaurant. You can enjoy your coffee in the open-air courtyard. You get the real coffee experience since you can watch the whole brewing process as the coffee machine is on display. To go with your delicious coffee, you can also order a little snack like homemade pastries or cakes.
TAKE A DIP IN A THERMAL BATH
Budapest is known for its thermal bathhouses, so your girls’ trip wouldn’t be complete without visiting one of these! Széchenyi Bath is the largest spa bath in de city with its 15 indoor baths and 3 grand outdoor pools. It’s the perfect place to chill out.
COCKTAIL NIGHT AT THE HIGH NOTE SKY BAR
This place offers some of the most spectacular rooftop views in Budapest. It’s the perfect place for an evening of cocktails and chatter with your friends. The menu features all the classes including a Daiquiri and a Martini. It’s most enjoyable during the warmer months on the outdoor terrace but the bar also has a cozy indoor section that is open all year-round.
VISIT THE FISHERMAN'S BASTION AND MATTHIAS CHURCH
These beautiful sights are right next to each other on the Buda side. When visiting the Bastion, you get a panoramic view of the entire city. The Bastion is accessible for free most of the year but during the summer you have to pay. The best time to visit these sights is when the sun is setting.
DINNER AT ZONA
When you go for dinner at Zona you can expect a relaxed vibe and stylish decor. It’s very cozy and the menu is known for its creative dishes. The best thing about this restaurant is the location, it’s on the Buda side of the Chain Bridge with a clear view of the water. Recommended if you and your girlfriends are a fan of an urban kitchen concept.