The 20 Best Cities in the World to Spend a Weekend


It’s easy to get restless in the city. Venture to an incredible weekend destination such as a charming village at the base of a mountain or a bustling city with a lot of options for thrilling quests and a bustling nightlife scene.

Those of you who always seem to struggle with setting aside time for a full vacation should take advantage of a relaxing or adventurous weekend getaway.

The following list is based on data provided by weekenGO, a travel app with focus on weekend getaways. The study looked into the best cities to spend 48 hours.

The goal was not only to define which factors make a city great for short visits, but also which trips are best suited to different age groups and dynamics. The table shows the overall ranking, as well as the individual ranking for millennials, families and baby boomers.

“Given the fact that we looked at over 1,000 cities worldwide, every destination that made it to this top 100 ranking ought to be on your weekend getaway bucket list,” Tobias Boese, co-founder and managing director of weekenGO, says. Cities at the top of the ranking such as London, Paris and New York are iconic for a reason, but you’d be surprised how much smaller and lesser-known spots have to offer. 

Click here to see 20 of the world’s best cities to spend a weekend

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