5 Tips to Save Money on a Weekend City Break

Tips for weekend city break

They may have been on hold somewhat for the past couple of years, but that still doesn’t stop city breaks being one of the most popular types of getaways around.

However, they can get pricy. Even for a short weekend away, costs can quickly escalate, and by the end of proceedings you’re left scratching your head as to just where that great bill came from.

As such, today is all about squeezing those costs. Let’s take a look at a handful of tips to save money on a weekend city break.

It all starts with a good breakfast

The old saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that’s especially true when it comes to city breaks. One of the worst things you can do is skip this meal, and then start dipping into any of the expensive restaurants or street food that catches your eye as the day goes on.

Hungry sightseeing is an expensive business – but breakfast can mitigate this somewhat.

Paperwork is more important than ever

As we alluded to at the start of today’s article, city breaks have changed somewhat over the past couple of years. In fact, travel as a whole has.

This is where preparation is key. Particularly if you are heading abroad and travel restrictions are something of an unknown, consider Covid travel cover. This will at least protect you if the worst does happen, and you’ll need to rearrange.

Pick your hotel location shrewdly

One of the best ways to save money on a city break is to pick your hotel wisely. If you’re not too bothered about being right in the heart of the action, then there are often some great deals to be had on the outskirts of town.

Just make sure that you’re still within easy reach of all the main tourist attractions – you don’t want to spend your entire trip travelling in and out of the city.

The best way is to identify the main attractions you’ll be visiting and base your accommodation choices around this.

Explore cities on foot

One of the best ways to see a city is on foot, and this is especially true when it comes to saving money. Not only do you not have to worry about transport costs, but you can also explore all the nooks and crannies that larger tourist areas often miss.

Taking London as an example, one of the common misconceptions is to take the tube to each and every location. However, as this page shows, it can sometimes be quicker (and clearly a lot cheaper) to walk.

Use city passes

If you’re planning on visiting a lot of tourist attractions during your city break, it might be worth investing in a city pass. This will give you access to a number of different places for a fraction of the price, and can often work out cheaper than buying tickets individually. Do your research before you go, as not all city passes are created equal. Some might only include a handful of attractions, while others could give you access to almost