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The 10 best cities for a weekend break

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A weekend city break is the perfect opportunity to recharge -- a chance to escape normal life for 48 hours of exploring. But where should you go to get the most out of your adventure?

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A new study by online weekend getaway app weekenGO lists the 100 best cities for vacationers of all ages and types.
It considers time spent in traffic, accommodation, equality, safety and walkability -- and has separate rankings for millennials, baby-boomers and families.

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So which metropolis comes out on top?
Thanks to its array of concerts, stellar theater selection and world-class galleries, London is ranked as the best overall weekend break destination.

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Other cities deemed great for young travelers include party cities Berlin (1st for millennials) and Amsterdam (3rd for millennials) -- and cultural hotspots Toronto (6th) and Edinburgh (10th).

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Meanwhile, those traveling with children might want to explore Vienna -- which is known for its architecture and musical heritage and got points for its safe environment.

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As for baby-boomers, Zurich is recommended, which is known for its high quality of life.

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Walkability was also measured via Google Maps. The most walkable destinations include Graz, Austria, Spain's Bilbao (3rd for walkability), and Luxembourg (12th).

10 best cities to spend the weekend
1. London
2. Berlin
3. Vienna
4. Hamburg
5. Paris
6. Amsterdam
7. New York City
8. Munich
9. Barcelona
10. Madrid

 

*Vocabulary

baby-boomer (n.) = a person who was born during a baby boom, especially the one that happened in the Second World War

metropolis (n.) = a large and busy city; the capital of a country

array (n.) = an impressive display of something; an ordered series

stellar (adj.) = relating to stars; very good or outstanding

 

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