The Best Places to Visit in Europe for Every Type of Traveler

Europe is a cultural hotspot of excitement, history, mystery, and fun. Consisting of a mix of 50 countries, it’s easy to say that there is a city for everyone in Europe. From those who love art and culture to those who love the gambling culture and nightlife to those who love bizarre landmarks, every type of traveler will find something that excites them across the European landscape. While there is far too much to cover in one article, today, we give you some of the best places to visit in Europe no matter what type of traveler you are.

Budapest – Off the Beaten Path

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If you’re someone who loves to take the road less traveled, visiting some of the old historical cities of Eastern Europe is a must-do! And I couldn’t even begin to bring this topic up without talking about Budapest. This city gives you two extreme landscapes for the price of one with Buda towering over the surrounding area in all its grace and elegance and Pest sitting across the river with its nightlife and excitement. If you’re looking for something off the beaten path but still exciting and trendy, think about visiting the labyrinth under Buda Castle and the museums in the surrounding area prior to moving across the waters to Budapest and eating dinner at Spoon the Boat, a hip and trendy restaurant on a boat that serves unbelievably delicious food!

Dublin/London – The More Mainstream Approach

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Since we just couldn’t decide between Dublin or London as a mainstream hub for travel in the central European area, we decided to mention both- but perhaps not for the reason you are thinking. You see, there is a trendy gambling culture in the area, with 44% of British adults admitting to gambling at least once a month. The gambling culture of this area is treated as a way to socialize with family and friends, as people go out to bingo clubs and social venues to do so. And while sports betting remains the most popular method of gaming in Ireland, casino gambling has become popular, though all forms of gambling are still rooted in being a social affair. Try out these online casino providers available in Ireland to get a feel for the gambling spirit of the Emerald Isle.

Be sure to socialize with the locals when visiting London or Dublin. And while you’re in Dublin, you can’t miss out on the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, St. Anne’s Park, and the Bram Stoker house, as well, for an extra dose of culture added into your experience.

Paris – An Air of Art

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For the art lovers of the world, visiting Paris is the best place for you to visit in Europe. Why? It’s filled with art and culture. When Paris is mentioned, two things immediately come to mind: art and love. The city of love is filled with some of the most famous structures and museums in the world, such as the Louvre, the nearby Palace of Versailles, the Opera Garnier, the Arc de Triumph, Notre Dame, and much more. It’s the only place in the world where you can see the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo on the same day. If you’re interested in art and architecture, I cannot think of a better place for you to visit.

Baden-Baden – For the Spa Lover

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Baden-Baden is, perhaps, my favorite place to visit in Germany. From the towering vintage casino building to the modern museums to the famous roman baths, there’s something truly special there for those who love glamour and spa days. With several large spa buildings, one famously visited by Mark Twain, it’s the perfect place to have a spa day in an authentic roman bath.

While you’re there, be sure to also make a journey out into the Black Forest to experience the ultimate adventure. Lake Mummelsee is where mermaids were supposed to have originated from, so be sure to look for them!

Prague – For the Traveler Who Loves the Bizarre

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Prague is one of the most bizarrely wonderful places I’ve ever visited. It’s definitely for me! There is a plethora of unusual things to do in Prague, from the Museum of Alchemists of Old Prague to the Idiom Installation, so if you like the bizarre, I can’t recommend Prague enough. Spend a day at the Strahov Monastery before visiting the Dripstone Wall of Faces. And while you’re in the area, be sure to take a trip out to the famous Sedlec Ossuary, the most well-known ossuary thanks to its spread throughout the internet. From delicious vegan food spots to bizarre museums and old historical architecture, my experiences in Prague left an impression that will last a lifetime, and I can only imagine yours will do the same.

All in all, there are a plethora of wonderful places to visit in Europe. Take it from us on our list of best places to visit in Europe and pick the location that speaks to your soul the most, whether you are have a soft spot for gambling culture, spa culture, the bizarre, or more mainstream adventures. 

Malorie Mackey is an actress, published author, and adventurer. Malorie grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she loved sports, the outdoors, animals, and all forms of art. She took to acting at a young age, so it was no surprise when she decided to go to college for theatre. While in college, Malorie studied body movement with the DAH Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia, voice in Herefordshire, England with Frankie Armstrong, and the business of theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Malorie moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles after receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon arriving in LA, Malorie participated in the Miss California USA 2011 Pageant where she won the “Friend’s Choice” Award (by popular vote) and received a beautiful award for it.

While living on the West Coast, Malorie accumulated over 40 acting credits working on a variety of television shows, web series, and indie films, such as the sci-fi movie “Dracano,” the Biography Channel show “My Haunted House,” the tv pilot “Model Citizen” with Angie Everhart, and the award-winning indie film “Amelia 2.0.”

Throughout her experiences, Malorie found a love for travel and adventure, having journeyed to over a dozen countries experiencing unique locations. From the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Malorie began adventuring and writing about her unique travels. These travel excerpts can be found on VIVA GLAM Magazine, in Malorie’s Adventure Blog, in Malorie’s adventure show: “Weird World Adventures” and in the works for her full-length travel book.

In 2022, Malorie was thrilled to become a member of the Explorer’s Club through her work on scientific travel. Her experiences volunteering on archaeological and anthropological expeditions as well as with animal conservation allowed her entry into the exclusive club. Since then, Malorie has focused more on scientific travel.

Malorie’s show “Weird World Adventures” releases on Amazon Prime Video in the Spring of 2024! Stay tuned as Malorie brings the strangest wonders of the world to you!

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