17 Things To Do In Budapest

Like any foodie, I love a city break. We are lucky to be able to get to so many different places with ease from the UK.

There are some truly spectacular European destinations to explore. I’m still working my way through them all but one of my favourites has got to be Budapest.

In today’s post I’m going to be sharing some of the things I think you should do on your trip to Budapest.

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17 Things To Do In Budapest

Enjoy the decor with a coffee and cake at New York cafe. Avoid any other food because it’s over-priced and average.

Walk through the Japanese garden on Margaret Island.

Have a fab burger and craft beer at Tuning Burger.

Walk up Gellért Hill and stop along the way to see the statue of Gellért Hill and admire the views across Pest.

Enjoy a hot chocolate at Halaszbastya while you admire the views over Pest. If it’s too warm for hot chocolate go for a glass of wine.

Visit the Pinball museum. It’s Europe’s largest pinball exhibition with over 130 pinball machines.

Explore Central Market Hall, Budapest’s largest indoor market. You’ll find all the locals here and some fantastic food stalls.

Relax in one of the 18 thermal pools at the Szechenyi Bath. Make sure you go into the eucalyptus steam room too, especially during the colder months.

Swing by the Museum of Sweets and Selfies. A new cheerful and creative concept exhibition. This is particularly fun for little ones.

The Szechenyi Chain Bridge is the link between Buda and Pest across the Danube. It looks particularly magnificent at night, photographers won’t be disappointed.

The open air Vegan Street Food Garden in the Jewish Quarter has lots of food trucks to explore.

The Hungarian Parliament Building is situated on the Pest side of Budapest. It makes for a beautiful photo when you’re over at Buda but it’s well worth getting up close too. Book a tour in advance.

Try a hot chimney cake. Eat as many as you can. I like the classic cinnamon sugar covered ones which you can find all over the city. If you fancy something a little more extra then check out Street Cakes – just look at the photos on their IG!

Take the Buda Hill Funicular up to Buda Castle. It has a real Wes Anderson vibe to it.

Explore the Jewish Quarter. It’s where you’ll find some of the best food, lots of street art and interesting shops.

Take a boat trip down the Danube. There are many to pick from but I personally love an evening one. The Budapest Danube River Evening Cruise is perfect for anyone who loves night photography.

Go for drinks at the High Note SkyBar at Aria Hotel and enjoy the view.

Thank you to Exodus Travels for collaborating with me on today’s post.