No trip would be complete without taking a trip to one of the city’s famed thermal baths. Found throughout the city, these baths are a throwback to when the country was a part of the Turkish Ottoman empire. If you have time, take a trip to Széchenyi, the largest medicinal bath in Europe.
A perfect way to unwind is by taking a cruise on the city’s river, the Danube. With boats departing from both sides of the river, enjoy a dinner at sunset while taking in all of Budapest’s 19th century magnificent architecture. While al fresco dining is popular with tourists, the best of the international cuisine will be found at Articsoka and Iguana, both situated on the Pest side of the river. If you want to savour some Hungarian specialties like goulash, try the hidden gem that is Bagolyvar, just off Hero’s Square.