We didn’t stay very long in Budapest to see and do everything there is to, but long enough to share with you some tips on things to do and try that will hopefully be handy for when you are in Budapest.

Tip #1 – Hang out at the arty Szimpla

Wherever you are looking to have a coffee or a pint the Szimpla is the place you want to be. It’s such an alternative and arty pub/bar with a lot of activities going on including live music and parties, depending on what you are looking for.

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Tip #2 – ‘Walk in’ the Boldog Fountain

If you are in the area it’s definitely worth paying a visit to this motion sensor fountain. It’s quite a good fun walking in and out it without getting wet at all, it might be good if you have kids that can be easily pleased.
Call me a child, but I loved it! 🙂

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Tip #3 – Eat some yummy Goulash at the Kiado Kocsma

There are many restaurants where you could have some typical Hungarian cuisine, we liked this particular one not only because the goulash we had tasted very good, but also for the very friendly and laid out atmosphere.
The fact that there were many locals eating there was another good sign of not falling into one of the many tourist traps.

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Tip #4 – Pay a visit to The Shoes on the Danube Promenade

This memorial honors the Jews killed after ordered to take off their shoes during the World War II.
It is important not to be disrespectful by taking silly pictures and playing around it, instead think about the meaning of the memorial as Nat from A Cook Not Mad pointed out.

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Tip #5 – Walk through Margaret Island

If you need a break from the city and some time to relax, go to the Margaret Island which is very easy to reach because it is in the middle of the Danube in central Budapest.
The island has different sports establishments, a water park and a lot of gardens and green space, ideal for chilling out.

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We hope these tips for Budapest come in handy. Do you have other tips to share?