Where in Europe should I check out (and dance) this summer?
March 18, 2014 11:00 AM Subscribe
I have a one-way ticket to Stockholm in June to celebrate midsommar, but want to figure out a second place to visit that I haven't been before, preferably somewhere that I would want to consider living in the future (I consider all of my travel auditions for the future, in a way.)
posted by mokudekiru to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am mainly interested in: good music/music/arts scene, cool and nice people, nightlife (clubbing/DANCING), beautiful scenery/architecture, and maybe some interesting food. I'm 25, F, and traveling solo. I'll probably do hostels and try to meet some locals wherever I go.
Places in Europe I've been and really loved:
- Sweden (Lund, Malmö, Stockholm, Gothenburg, as well as more rural places… lived there for 6 months)
- London (Shoreditch! Underground parties!)
- Amsterdam (Beautiful, manageable, chill, fun dancing)
- Berlin (street art aesthetic is great, though the club line situation is ridiculous)
- Tallinn (adorable, though barely spent one day there)
- Istanbul (I have family there, visited ~10 yrs ago)
Places I've been in Europe and not liked as much:
- Barcelona (I didn't think it was that pretty, though the metro was great. clubbing was just alright. too many Americans in the hostels.)
- Prague (the city is beautiful but it's full of 17 year old Europeans getting drunk, it's hard to find locals)
- Copenhagen (Christiania is awesome, but the rest seemed a bit pretentious and dull, food is too pricey for how it tastes)
If I can't think of anything, I'll probably hit Berlin again since it's fun and relatively close to Sweden, but it seems like a bit of a waste of a Eurotrip to not try a new city! I'm thinking in the 3-5 days range. I'd prefer somewhere a bit more off the beaten path than Paris or Italy (though I do intend to hit those places up at some point). I've heard good things about Reykjavik and Croatia, but then again everyone told me I HAD to see Prague and I thought it wasn't that amazing.