When the working week is done, there's nothing more exciting than getting together with the girls and clinking a well-deserved glass. The ‘prinks’ over outfit discussions and a night out in your usual spot may seem exciting, but you and your girlfriends deserve way more than the ordinary - that's right, a GIRLS TRIP! You know it's long overdue.
Whether you are looking for a sunny city-break full of Snapchats and sangria or an Instagrammable spa getaway with a spot of shopping, there is a European city waiting for you and your friends. But, just where should you go that will ensure value for money, enough bars, shops, restaurants and, of course, that #instagrammability?
Average Weekend Accomodation Price (Per Room)
The average price per night (weekend rate) was taken according to Kayak. This was multiplied by 3 to equate to a long weekend average. These results are based on the last 2 weeks search results from the time of research so are subject to change.
Average Annual Hours of Sunshine
This number, as taken from Current Results takes the average annual hours of sunshine in the city. Please note that due to lack of data and their close proximity Krakow uses the same figure as Warsaw and Rhodes uses the same as Heraklion.
Average Price for a Night Out
Using the figures supplied by Numbeo and Expatistan (for the price of a cocktail) we combined the average price of a bottle of wine from the local supermarket, the average price of a cocktail in a downtown nightclub (x5) and the average price of a McDonald’s in the area.
Average Price of Meal Out
This is based on the price of a meal for one in an inexpensive restaurant according to Numbeo.
Number of Bars/Pubs & Number of Restaurants
Using Tripadvisor, the total number was taken from the search results from ‘Bars & pubs in [City]’ and ‘Restaurants in [City]’.
Safety Index /100
As taken from Numbeo, this figure is the estimation of the safety level in the city. The higher the number, the safer the city is considered.
Number of Clothes Shops
Using the search term ‘Shopping in [CITY], the total number of shops was taken from Tripadvisor.
Number of Spas & Wellness Centres
Using the search term ‘Spas & Wellness in [City], the total number of centres was taken from Tripadvisor.
The number of hashtags using the #city on Instagram. For Nice, the hashtag #nicefrance was used.
Using the factors above, we then normalised the results to reach an overall weighted ranking for each European city.