Details: Budapest

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GETTING THERE

Travel Guide 2013

Advice on the guide books versus Apps, the use of electronics on planes and more practical trips for savvy globe trotters.

Multiple airlines, including United, Lufthansa, British Airways, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch and others, offer one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Budapest.

WHERE TO STAY

Le Méridien

Erzsebet Ter 9-10

011-36-1-429-5500

www.lemeridienbudapest.com

Centrally located luxury hotel. Rooms from $180.

Zara Continental Hotel Budapest

Dohany Utca 42-44

011-36-1-815-1000

www.continentalhotelbudapest.com

Boutique hotel with art deco style in the city center. Rooms from $100.

Private rentals

Budapest is inexpensive: You can find private rooms from $12 a night, and flats start at about $25 a night. We rented a small studio apartment through Airbnb (www.airbnb.com) for $74 a night.

WHERE TO EAT

Kispiac Bisztro

Hold Utca 13

011-36-1-269-4231

www.kispiac.eu

Chalkboard menu updated daily. Delicious Hungarian-style pork, wild boar, fish and chicken, along with fresh salads, homemade pickles and bread. Entrees average about $12.

Robinson Restaurant

Varosligeti To

011-36-30-663-6871

www.robinsonrestaurant.hu

Delicious salads and soups, as well as heartier entrees and traditional Hungarian dishes such as veal stew. Entrees from around $12.

Szimpla Kert

Kazinczy Utca 14

011-36-20-261-8669

www.szimpla.hu/en

One of Budapest’s oldest ruin pubs, with a bohemian feel and a courtyard beer garden. Beers run about $1-$2.

Cat Cafe Budapest

Revay Utca 3

011-36-20-617-3301

www.catcafebudapest.hu

Tea, coffee, alcohol, cakes — and 14 resident cats. Tea from $3.45, coffee from $2.30, soft drinks from $1.65. Pastries and finger sandwiches from about $2.

Gelarto Rosa

Szent Istvan Ter 3

011-36-70-930-2217

www.gelartorosa.com

Long lines form at this gelato shop, where each treat is scooped in the shape of a rose. $2 to $3.

WHAT TO DO

Szechenyi Baths

Allatkerti Korut 9-11

011-36-1-363-3210

www.szechenyifurdo.hu

Plunge into 18 pools of varying temperatures. Swimming pools open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., thermal pools 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily ticket $19 to $21 during the week and $20 to $22 on weekends.

Legenda Sightseeing Cruise

Dock 7 Vigado Ter

011-36-1-317-2203

legenda.hu/en

Take in the sights and learn the history of Budapest on this 70-minute cruise along the Danube. Cruise times change seasonally. $16 to $21.

INFORMATION

www.budapestinfo.hu

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