The Christmas market in Oxford is often mentioned as one of the best Christmas markets in England.
With 50 countries across the regions of Europe, opportunities to explore feel almost endless.
For history buffs, there are battlegrounds, monuments, and museums. For cultural explorers, there are castles, markets, and immersive experiences. For foodies, there are Michelin-starred restaurants, cooking classes, and food markets. For outdoor and nature enthusiasts, there are mountains, parks, and fjords to explore.
Europe has it all. And we love it all.
From the food markets of Provence to the wineries of Tuscany, Europe is delicious. From Ireland’s green rolling hills to the pristine beaches of Albania, it is beautiful. From the couture capital of Paris to the hot springs of Budapest, Europe is a cultural playground.
There are several countries that we can’t seem to stay away from on our travels. We have written extensively about:
Some of our favorite articles about things to do in Europe come from destinations we’ve visited several times. They include:
- Things to do in Brussels
- One day in Bruges
- Things to do in Ghent
- Visiting the Christmas market in Brussels
- Visiting Colmar, France
- 10 Day Trip to the South of France
- Beautiful Towns on the Alsace Wine Route
- Visiting the Markets of Provence
- The Enchanting Christmas Market in Colmar
Other Fun Trips
For two weeks each year, the squares and streets of Bath transform into the city Christmas market—a festival of food, entertainment, gifts, and holiday decorations.
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Brussels is a complex city. Both historic and modern, ornate and sleek, busy and quiet, the city has different personalities in only the span of a few blocks. But despite these contrasts (or maybe because of them), there’s something new and different at every turn. And I loved every bit of it.
Oxfords’s core is compact and highly walkable, making it easy to cover a lot of ground quickly, so it’s ideal for a brief visit.
We expected Palermo to be gritty, rough-around-the-edges, largely without charm or intrigue. What we found was a city with blemishes, but also with a mix of fascinating influences, amazing food, friendly people, and a cultural and religious history stretching back for millennia.
Riga is a brilliant mix of old and new. On a walk through this lovely city, you could glimpse a 700-year-old church next to a modern store next to a new building that was reconstructed to look old. This blend means there’s something different around every corner and in every square.