If you are looking for a way to recharge and relax but are unable to go on a two-week holiday abroad, then a city break may be what you need. City breaks are logistically easier to plan and if done right can be a cheaper way to have a change of pace and to unwind.
Plan your trip in advance and make your bookings early. If you require a flight to your destination, booking early means getting cheaper fares. The same usually goes for hotels. Booking early also enables you to do adequate research beforehand to ensure you find the accommodation that best suits your price range while still meeting your needs.
2. Stay in the business district
Hotels in the business district typically charge lower rates for accommodation on weekends as they generally cater to business people who travel during the week. While the business district may not be the most picturesque part of the city, it is usually well connected to other parts of the city, which makes it easy for you to get around.
Exploring a large city by moving around from place to place will slowly increase the cost of your city break, especially when you are using taxis to get around. If you use public transport, however, the cost will likely be much lower. In most major cities, public transport is also quick and efficient and will allow you to have more interactions with the locals.
4. Avoid tourist traps when eating out
One of the best ways to keep your city break costs manageable is to avoid tourist traps. If you are going out to eat out to enjoy the local cuisine avoid the overpriced restaurants at tourist hotspots and major sights. Instead, find restaurants that locals like to eat at as they will be more affordable and you will likely benefit from a more authentic local dining experience.