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GETTING THERE

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

K.S.

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