6 Tourist-Friendly Cities In Europe Worth Visiting This Summer

Europe is beautiful in the summer. With green rolling hills and an abundance of fun things to do as a tourist, it truly is a treat.

With so many places to choose from it can be difficult to figure out which city best suits your needs.

Are you there for the bustling social life you can find in the city, or are you there for the beauty that surrounds the city?

6 Tourist-Friendly Cities In Europe Worth Visiting This Summer - Reykjavik

Most importantly, which European cities are the most tourist-friendly? We answer this and more below.

  1. Bratislava

Often overlooked by travelers, Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia and is packed with treats. The city is filled with little shops and cafés waiting to be found.

The best way to truly experience the town is on foot, so we recommend a guided walking tour. This will take you through the old town where you will see a combination of different infrastructure from different time periods, as well as different cultural rules, even hinting at its communist-era past.

You will also see a beautiful castle, but that isn’t the most exciting part. A guided walking tour will show you all of the hidden and little local spots, so you can eat and feel like a local.

There are also plenty of taxi routes you can take to see the area. One of the most popular routes is taxi Bratislava Wien for a day. It is a great hub for travel.

  1. Reykjavik

Moving on to something a little different, Reykjavik is vibrant and is the world’s most northern capital. It captivates its visitors with its ancient, yet quirky culture and its vibrant buildings which are in stark contrast to the icy wilderness filled with wildlife that serves as its backdrop.

Iceland can be unbearably cold in the winter months, which makes it a cold and incredibly unique summer trip.

Spend your days exploring this cold wonderland, appreciating its natural beauty, and treating yourself to a dip in its natural hot springs. The people are friendly and it is unlike anywhere else.

  1. Budapest

Much like Bratislava, Budapest is often overlooked as a summer travel destination. This is a shame, as this splendid city is full of surprises.

The city is overflowing with gorgeous monuments, a vibrant old center, the magnificent Parliament building, delightful parks, and the historic Heroes’ Square. It is beaming with heritage. It also has a bustling nightlife and some amazing cuisine.

While you’re there, be sure to visit the Royal Palace, Parliament, and Vajdahunyad Castle. If you want to do something a little more extra, consider taking a cruise down the Danube river, or going to Margaret Island for a picnic by the musical fountain.

  1. Interlaken

Interlaken is an outdoor enthusiast’s wonderland. With glacier-fed lakes scattered all around the gigantic peaks, it truly is the adventure sports fiend’s dream travel location.

In the summer you can treat yourself to outdoor activities such as canyoning, river rafting, mountain climbing, panoramic hikes, and—the personal favorite of so many—summer skiing!

If you are not that into sports, don’t worry, there are other things to do. It hosts some picturesque scenery and a charming old town filled with alpine gardens and even a few castles.

Tourist-Friendly Cities In Europe Worth Visiting This Summer - Berlin
  1. Berlin

If you are a native English speaker terrified about visiting a country where you can’t speak the language, then this one’s for you. In the city of Berlin, you will be pleased to find that most people can speak a little bit of English at the very least.

And with all of the fascinating things to do and see in the city, it’s no wonder that it is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. The city has serious historical significance. As the homeplace of Bowie, Bismarck, and Einstein, Berlin is truly a fascinating space.

If that doesn’t fascinate you, you will be fascinated by the combination of gritty street life meets glitzy glamour, forming a vibrant culture of brilliant architecture, art, delicious food, and a pumping nightlife.

  1. Porto

For a truly summery European experience, be sure to make a stop in Porto. It is small enough that you could explore it in 2 days, but it has much more to offer than just taking a quick glimpse.

Upon closer inspection, you will see that everything has been intricately designed in the labyrinthine medieval heart of the city. A noteworthy experience is visiting the wine caves for a port tasting.

Europe has all sorts of exciting places to explore. Why not try somewhere new this summer? We hope that this list has been helpful.