Europe is a melting pot of both culinary and cultural discoveries.

Nick and I are lucky to be able to spend an extended time in Europe in 2017. We will visit my family in my home town in Germany as well as extended family across the country. We’re also planning on a couple of ‘weekend road trips’ to Italy or maybe England.

HomeToGo, a search engine for holiday rentals, along with GoEuro created a ranking of the 100 best cities to visit in Europe in 2017. London happens to be the #1 city in the ‘Weekend Trips: Things To Do & See’ category. With plenty of cultural attractions, museums, and shopping, London is the perfect place to visit. I always wanted to try a ploughman’s lunch.

Scroll down to find out which other European Cities received top rankings plus a great way to find the best vacation rentals around the world.

Top European destinations for culinary discoveries

To come up with this index for best European cities, destinations were divided into five different categories including food and drinks, nightlife, day activities, accommodations and transportation!

Data from more than 2,000 European cities was analyzed to construct this list of the top 100 European cities to visit in 2017. The nightlife rankings include results from GoEuro’s Beer Price Index which calculates the most affordable cities to buy a beer.

This data was then combined with Go Euro’s Fun City Index which ranks cities on amount of bars/clubs and general open hours. HomeToGo constructed the Accommodation Index which is made from amount of accommodation available in each city with the average price per night.

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Rome – The Italian capital city is a wonderful place for history buffs and foodies. Filled with countless buildings from Roman times, it is a beautiful city where the inhabitants live in the shadow of their past.

Paris – In Paris, you will discover internationally renowned buildings and monuments, such as Versailles, the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower. Plan a visit to the Louvre Museum and meet Mona Lisa or wander in the streets of the French city.

Prague – An extremely underrated city that everyone falls in love with. Travel to the Czech Republic capital and discover its traditions, food and vestiges of the past. Today, Prague is a popular destination for its frenetic nightlife.

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Top Cities: Food & Drinks

Most of us enjoy indulging in delicious cuisine when on vacation. Europe is home to many different cultures each with famous dishes of their own. This makes it’s cities great locations to consider for your next trip.

GoEuro calculated the average cost and quality of a meal in each of the destination cities. Spanish cities Barcelona and Madrid top the ranking with their delicious tapas and sangria! As a fellow food lover, do you agree with their picks?

Top Cities: Nightlife

Berlin is the place to be for all-nighters. The German capital city hosts a myriad of incredible nightlife venues and is reputed to have one of the best techno scenes in the world. Most of the clubs open doors on Friday evening and remain open until Monday morning, giving clubbers the opportunity to experience a weekend-long party!

Check out the rest of the Best European Cities on this webpage – European City Breaks

Find the premier vacation rentals with HomeToGo!

It’s really very simple: You go to and enter your vacation destination.

They search for the best offers (save up to 40%) and compare them on over 250 websites. This enables you to search and compare offers from large providers as well as smaller local specialists with only one click!

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Unlike AirBNB or Flipkey the HomeToGo website will show you all of the different rental providers a home owner advertises on, all over the world, giving you a chance to truly compare prices. I think that’s pretty cool!

Are you planning a European trip in 2017? Leave us a comment below. 

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