We are a family with two kids -12 and 13 , fairly seasoned Travellers and our last leg of this winter holiday is in Budapest. We love history, walking the city, fun stuff with kids, and trying out nice local food , cafes , pubs.( Speciality pubs with good cocktails ). Not really looking for Michelin restaurants but good local food- we dont eat crab, lobsters , prawns. I love my cakes and desserts.
After reading a few books and your forum this is what I have so far. Need help to put it together day wise and comments on feasibility. as not sure how much time we will need .
We are staying at the prestige hotel.Any recommendations on concerts would be good. Though we are not experts in concerts or music. I checked out the A38.Hu website but there ads no concerts during that period.
We would be there from Jan 1( half day ) to Jan 6.Please excuse me if I got some things mixed up
State opera house
Museum of applied arts
Saint Stephens basilica
Danube trip in the evening + see shoes in the Danube
Mathias church n fountain
Buda castle ( worth going in ? ) or just go the the national gallery
Hospital in the rock
Jewish quarter with a guide or extended tour
This one I need to find out which one -Concert at st istavan's / opus jazz club/ zeneakademia/
Eating - This is what I got so far - any suggestions on what's a must do n what's decent. We like flavourful food n looking forward to the goulash
- Kaffee Am flusterbogen
- for sale pub
Hungarikum Bistro near parliament
Ambassador cafe at Danube promenade
New York cafe
Yek Buffet ( perhaps wrong spelling)
Kadarka wine bar
Any shopping recommendations? I plan to visit the market hall, n thrift and vintage stores. Are there outlet Malls there ?
Humana and ludovika and maybe the gozsdu weekend market.
We would like to stop at Bratislava for a day trip. We would be coming from Salzburg Should we stop at Bratislava on our way to Budapest ?
Many thanks in advance.