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Destinations advice guides

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The best and worst short-haul city break destinations rated for value for money, accommodation, food and drink, tourist attractions, shopping and more.

Best city breaks in Europe

Looking for a new weekend city break destination? Our top cities prove that exceptional accommodation, dining and attractions are key to an escape worth raving about.

No-fly holidays

Many more of us are taking trips that don't involve a crowded airport. Here are some of the best holidays by car, train and boat.

Best Canary Islands and resorts

Whether you’re looking for eternal spring, azure seas, near-empty coves or traditional cuisine in mountaintop villages, the best Canary Island towns are just a four-hour journey from the UK.

Best city breaks in the UK

We asked readers to rate the food, accommodation, sights and attractions, and value for money at destinations across the UK

Where to go when

Looking for a Christmas city break with festive markets and cosy pubs? We've picked our three favourite UK city destinations for a weekend of style, shopping, and maybe even some snow.

Best long-haul city breaks

Discover the best city breaks in the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia; and the city in the top 10 with average hotel rates of just £52 a night