As a local of the amazing Madrid, I have the pleasure of being able to discover more and more every day. It’s such a shame that many foreigners don’t enjoy my city as much as they could, due to the fact that many go to the typical places that appear in any guide of Madrid, but we all know that in every city there is something else that makes it special. Those are the hidden gems. I’ve chosen five gems that not even all locals know about and that everyone should visit for sure!
With a mild climate, acres of national parks, and boundless activities – San Francisco is the perfect destination for every single type of active traveller. For the competitive athletes we’ve got shark dodging triathlons, and world-class golf courses. For the hikers we have over 3,000 acres of state parks with mind-blowing views. For everyone in-between we have boundless, sometimes unconquerable, hills dotted with historic landmarks. As a local San Franciscan, there are 5 active activities that I can’t get enough of in this amazing city.
Want to get off the beaten path in Manchester? Our local Tanja lets us in on a few hidden gems so you can discover Manchester through the eyes of a local! If you like the sound of these suggestions, why not check out Tanja's profile and book her to explore Manchester together!
Manchester may generally be known for the opulent Trafford Center or much visited Manchester United Football Stadium but away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds there are many hidden gems which offer a rare insight into a very different Manchester, full of inspirational street art, industrial history and fascinating architecture. Best of all, these attractions are easy on the budget as they are almost all completely free!
When in Amsterdam, we’re sure you’ll agree there’s some things you just have to try. Pancakes are obviously on that list. So we’ve rounded up the 5 best pancake restaurants in Amsterdam to keep you munching through traditional Dutch pannenkoeken, poffertjes (which we will helpfully translate for you: they’re Dutch mini pancakes) or American style stacks all day long!
The glory that was Independent Venue Week is now sadly behind us for another year, but don’t despair! The UK’s independent venues are championing incredible musical talent all year round, so don’t make it a one week only phenomenon. We've rounded up 5 of the best independent venues in London so you can keep going to gigs for the rest of 2017.
Here at CityUnscripted, we love discovering off the beaten path spots and hearing local tips and travel hacks from different cities! So naturally, we were super excited when New Yorkers Annie and Sara from Living Charm shared with us their top 7 New York sights with a twist - how to see the city like a local! Check out their picks of the best NYC travel sights to get the best of iconic and off the beaten path New York.
Big news. The 31st of January is National Plan For Vacation Day. Which we’re sure can only mean good things. So, it’s time to plan your holiday time off, the idea being that planning ahead means you’re more likely to make the most of all of your vacation time and take longer trips! With this in mind, we thought you might like a little inspiration, since once you’ve settled on a destination you’re sure to want to book your days off! What about Rome? Check out our top 5 reasons to visit Rome in 2017 and we hope you’ll be inspired to search for flights and book in that time off!
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Buzzing and bustling Clapham, located between Wandsworth and Battersea is a really cool place worth considering spending a day in while you're visiting London. Maybe not as creative as other boroughs like Shoreditch or Peckham, but there's still a wide range of restaurants and cafes, bars and clubs, and more than a few options to entertain yourself. It's also well connected in terms of transport with almost every other area in London. So grab your stuff, top up your oyster, and get ready to spend a day as a true southwestie.
We know that booking and planning a holiday or organising a business trip can at times be extremely stressful, there’s just so much think about – hotels, flights, where to go, what to see and where to eat... This is often why things like parking your car at the airport are either forgotten about or hurriedly booked last minute. However, making this fatal holiday mistake could end causing you loads more stress and costing way more money than it ever needs to! So check out our top 3 tips for leaving your car at the airport to get your holiday or business trip off to a good start!
If January blues were a real thing, there’s a chance your minds might be drifting to thoughts of a city break round about now... Whether it’s time to get started on your January resolution to travel more, you just fancy a trip to look forward to or you want to tick a new city off your travel bucket list, we thought we’d throw a little bit of inspiration into the mix! Have you thought about Berlin? Maybe the German capital is on your list of must see destinations, or maybe you’re just looking to be inspired with ideas for a city break. So check out these top 5 reasons to visit Berlin in 2017 for a little nudge in the right direction!
And in case you needed any more persuasion, we're offering 10% all bookings with local hosts in Berlin until 30th June 2017! To make the most of your time in Berlin and discover the city through the eyes of a local, check out our Berlin Locals and just enter the code 'VISITBERLIN2017' when you book!