Things to Do

Taking Yourself on a Budapest Bike Tour

Budapest, the enchanting capital of Hungary, is a city brimming with historical charm, architectural wonders, and vibrant culture. While there are many ways to explore this beautiful city, one of the most exhilarating and eco-friendly options is embarking on a self-guided bike tour.

With the emergence of more bike lanes, Budapest invites you to pedal your way through its historic streets. We’ve crafted the ultimate self guided bike tour route to add to your Budapest itinerary as well as info on where to rent a traditional bike or a more modern e-scooter for an unforgettable two-wheeled adventure!


A Traveler’s Guide to Budapest's Castle District

The Castle District, also known as Castle Hill or Buda Castle, is one of Budapest's most historic and picturesque neighborhoods. Perched on a hill overlooking the Danube River, this charming area is filled with stunning architecture, cultural landmarks, and charming outdoor cafes.

Conveniently located just a 12-minute walk or a 5-minute drive from BudaHome Apartments, the Castle District is the perfect area to spend the day getting fully immersed in Budapest.


A Visitor’s Guide to Budapest’s Great Market Hall

Are you looking for a way to get a bit of souvenir shopping and sightseeing done at the same time? Budapest's Great Market Hall (Central Market Hall) is one of the city's most iconic landmarks and a one-stop shop for all things Budapest.

Located in the heart of the city on the Pest side, it's been a vibrant gathering place since 1897 and is a can’t-miss destination when staying at a Budahome vacation rental. With its stunning Art Nouveau exterior and lively interior, it is a striking architectural landmark that embodies the soul of Hungarian culture in its intricate passageways.


How to Best Spend 72 Hours in Budapest

Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with stunning architecture and a buzzing culture. So whether you're looking for breathtaking views, an insight into Hungarian history, or a taste of the local cuisine, there is something for everyone in this beautiful city.

If you're fortunate enough to have 72 hours in Budapest, book your vacation home rental and take this guide on the go to make the most of your time in the Pearl of the Danube.


How to Best Spend 24 Hours in Budapest

Are you planning a vacation to Budapest and wondering how to make the most of your 24 hours there?

This charming Eastern European destination has been dubbed the "Paris of the East" due to its equally chic culture. Budapest offers plenty to do in a single day with its vibrant culture, stunning architecture, and delicious cuisine.


How to Best Spend 48 Hours in Budapest

There’s a lot to see and do in the beautiful city of Budapest, but with only 48 hours to explore, it can feel overwhelming.

Here you will find the ultimate Budapest itinerary to help you get a well-rounded taste of this spectacular city. With just two days, covering all that Budapest offers may seem difficult. Once you’ve checked into your cozy vacation rental home in Gellért Hill, it’s time to check out this fantastic city.


A Travel Guide to Budapest's Belváros (City Center)

Along the Old Town side of Pest along the River Danube, Belváros–Lipótváros (District V) is the heart of Budapest and home to the majority of the must-visit sights and landmarks.

As a more esteemed neighborhood, Belváros is central to some of the most impressive architecture in Budapest, which is saying something, as there is some exquisite architecture in this city. Moreover, it is considered Hungary's political, financial, commercial, and tourism center.


A Travel Guide to Budapest’s Gellért Hill

Welcome to Budapest, one of the most interesting cities in Eastern Europe and certainly within Hungary itself. While most people visiting the city flock to Hungarian Parliament or the banks of the Danube, one of the best sides of the city is Gellért Hill.


A Walking Tour Along the Danube River in Budapest

Snow-capped in winter or bursting verdant in the summer, Gellért Hill is a beautiful sight in any season, and lucky for you staying at a vacation rental there, the area is wonderfully positioned for you to explore both sides of the Danube.


The Best Places to Take Pictures of Budapest

To say that Budapest is a beautiful city would be an understatement. Influences from Turkish occupation, stately buildings from the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and fully restored Art-Deco facades truly make Budapest a photographer's dream city.


A Traveler's Guide to Margaret Island, Budapest

Every city needs a place you can go when you just need to get away from it all. For many Budapestians, this place is Margaret Island. Nestled in the middle of the Danube river, this is where you can go for a taste of nature in the middle of the Hungarian capital. A mix of luscious green lawns, medieval ruins, peaceful gardens and other recreational spaces, Margaret Island has been called the "Green Lung" of Budapest.


The Top Budapest River Cruises

The Hungarian capital of Budapest is beautiful from any angle, but for an unforgettable experience, take in the sights from a Budapest river cruise.

A visit to this remarkably romantic city can be made more fun, once you hop on a boat and sail down the Danube, which runs down the middle of Buda and Pest. From sumptuous dinner cruises with live music to cruises with premium craft beer or entertaining traditional Hungarian dances, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you are in the Hungarian Capital.


The 14 Best Cafes in Budapest to Work From

Are you thinking of visiting Hungary? If so, the Hungarian city of Budapest is one of the most beautiful places in the world to explore. Europe in general has a lot to offer but Budapest in particular has a rich history you’ll want to see for yourself.


Top Places To Go Shopping in Budapest

Budapest is the cultural hub of Hungary and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is known for its cozy ruin bars, healing thermal baths, and famous historical sites, such as Chain Bridge and Castle Hill. In addition, Budapest is an exciting and relatively cheap shopping destination. Whether you’re looking for designer clothing labels, handmade shoes, or flea-market bargains, you’ll find them in this stylish city. To provide you with an idea of what the city offers, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top places to go shopping in Budapest.


The Best Budapest Nightlife On Your Visit

Is it the cheap flights from neighboring countries that bring people to Budapest? Is it Budapest's proximity to other popular European destinations like Germany, Austria, or Croatia? Is it the thermal springs, since Budapest was once known as the City of Spas? Is it the amazing architecture or incredible “ruin” bars that keep people coming back for more? Budapest, Hungary has quickly become one of the hottest nightlife spots in all of Europe.


Best Spas and Thermal Baths in Budapest

One of the best things about visiting a city like Budapest with a long and rich history is immersing yourself in the city's culture. Fortunately, becoming immersed in a significant part of history is what Budapest is all about. The city sits on top of 120 natural hot springs, making its geographic location ideal for thermal baths, with most located in the Buda side of the city.


Janos Hegy Chairlift - Libego

Did you know that Budapest is the only European Capital to have a chairlift (Libegő in Hungarian) within its borders?

When most people think of Budapest, they picture the Danube, the Chain Bridge, the Parliament and large servings of goulash. However, the Hungarian Capital has way more than that to offer!