10 Aug
2019

Ready set go How to spend 24 hours in these top 5

first_imgEvening: 1. Melbourne – fly from £430 A morning without brunch in San Francisco is a morning wasted. Right now, ‘millionaire’s bacon’ is all the rage – a thick, candied bacon with a hint of spicy, smoky cayenne pepper. Pair it with bottomless mimosas at Kitchen Story on 16th Street. Morning: It’s worth the early start and slightly steep ticket price to get a bird’s eye view of the Yarra River, Eureka Tower and West Gate Bridge from the wicker basket of a hot air balloon. The daily dawn trips with BalloonMan come with photos and a time lapse video souvenir. Afternoon: Fly to Dublin from £23 You’ll need a warming pint of Guinness after that. Get your fill on a literary-themed pub crawl, hopping from boozer to boozer in the old town’s warren of streets to quotes from Dublin’s famous authors. Throw all self-consciousness aside and go to a singalong performance at The Castro Theatre, where the likes of Grease, West Side Story and Frozen are belted out by audience members dressed up to the nines – each night begins with a costume contest, so don’t let the side down. Fly to Melbourne from £430 2. Dublin – fly from £23 Whenever you’re getting to know a new city, it never feels like you have enough time. We’re here to help you make the most of every hour in these five incredible cities – from dawn ’til dusk. Morning: Afternoon: Morning: Make like Scarlett Johansson and get down at Karaoke Kan, the karaoke bar from Lost in Translation – which happens to be super cheap and easy to find in central Shibuya. Fly to Bangkok from £285 4. Tokyo – fly from £452 Evening: Fly to Tokyo from £452 Burn off those breakfast calories on an urban hike from downtown to Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and Sutro Tower – the tallest point in the city.  Get even more travel goodness straight to your inbox.Sign up  Catch a movie at the intimate arts-house theatre Light House Cinema, which specialises in indie Irish feature films and documentaries. It’s in the up-and-coming Smithfield neighbourhood, as is the smart Maldron Hotel (prices start at £155) – which is also just a 10-minute tram ride from the lively Temple Bar district. Find hotel dealsCheck-inCheck-outGuests12345678910Rooms12345Search hotels Photo credit: Shahid A KhanPhoto credit: Conor LuddyPhoto credit: StockbytePhoto credit: Shahid A KhanPhoto credit: Conor LuddyPhoto credit: Conor Luddy Search hotels in Dublin Morning: Spend the afternoon floating down the Chao Phraya River on a boat trip, which is easily accessible from Wat Pho – although you’ll get a far cheaper ticket price if you opt to explore the waterways on the Chao Phraya Express Boat. Photo credit: BeboyltdPhoto credit: Coward LionPhoto credit: Beboyltd Search hotels in Melbourne Search for car hire Take a calming morning stroll through the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, a 144-acre park that combines native, traditional Japanese gardens with French and English styles.center_img To round off the day, spend the night at Hotel Majestic, a romantic, historic hotel that dates back to 1902 and is adorned with vintage details and antique furnishings. Rooms start at £140. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Photo credit: Aaron KatoPhoto credit: Edgar ChaparroPhoto credit: Braden CollumPhoto credit: Aaron KatoPhoto credit: Edgar ChaparroPhoto credit: Edgar Chaparro Afternoon: Photo credit: Thor AlvisPhoto credit: Sean PavonePhoto credit: Kazoka30Photo credit: Thor AlvisPhoto credit: Thor Alvis RelatedThe butcher, the baker and the donut-maker – London’s best street food revealed!Five years ago if you were visiting London you might have accidentally stumbled across the odd brilliant farmer’s market or a low-key food stall of sorts. Skate forward to 2016, and there are now so many street food traders selling their wares – think roti wraps, Chinese dumplings, chargrilled oysters,…£25, £50 or £150 a day: the best places to holiday whatever your budgetDreaming of a long-haul adventure but not sure you can afford it? Check out our roundup of global hotspots where even after paying for your flight you can still eat, sleep, and have fun without busting the daily budget. Your daily budget: £25 For a relaxing beach getaway: Ko Lanta,…24 hours in Dublin: a video city guideVisiting Dublin but stuck for time? Fear not, Dublin city centre is so compact that it’s possible to see all the main sights and get in a few sneaky pints in less than 24 hours. Here’s our quick guide to spending a morning, afternoon and evening in Dublin’s fair city. Head straight to the Queen Victoria Market for brunch so you can fuel up for an afternoon perusing the open-air stalls of fresh fruit and veg, bric-a-brac, clothes and knick-knacks. Be sure to pick up a hot jam doughnut from the American Doughnut Kitchen. Evening: There’s a reason why a visit to the ancient Wat Pho temple complex is on every visitor’s agenda: it’s home to the 46 metre-long Reclining Buddha, a gold-plated statue that was built in 1832 and is one of Thailand’s most recognisable sights. Evening: You’ll never go hungry in Bangkok, where grilled skewers and noodle soups are proffered on every street corner. But treat yourself to a really special meal at Nahm, currently 28th on The World’s Best 50 Restaurants list, where Aussie chef David Thompson crafts masterpieces from Thai ingredients using his classical French training. 3. Bangkok – fly from £285 Start the day with an icy dip at Forty Foot, an outdoor swimming spot on Scotsman’s Bay that’s not for the faint of heart – but legend has it that the clean, deep waters are good for your health. Deep breath… Afternoon: Morning: Download the Skyscanner app Less than 15 minutes’ walk from the market and hidden in an old bank vault is the basement bar Beneath Driver Lane, where inventive cocktails made from over 100 whiskies are served on thick leather coasters. After a nightcap or two, head back to the Mantra City Central hotel to lay your head among funky artwork and stylish décor. Prices start at £57. Search hotels in Tokyo 5. San Francisco – fly from £265 Afternoon: Search hotels in Bangkok For lunch, ramen is a no-brainer – but head to BumBunBlauCafe, which is famous for its kakigōri, shaved ice cream desserts, drizzled with homemade condensed milk. Search hotels in San Francisco Have you got 24 hours to spare and a city you want to explore? Find cheap flights below: All flight and prices mentioned in this article are estimates of the cheapest prices based on Skyscanner’s flight search tools. These are subject to change and were correct at time of writing on 7 May 2019. Fly to San Francisco from £265 Then it’s back to your hotel to sleep off all that food. We like Galleria 12 Sukhumvit Bangkok, which is simple and clean, with a relaxing pool area, right by ASOK Station. Rooms start at £35. Photo credit: GordonBellPhotographyPhoto Credit: BalloonMan / Lexicon ArtworkPhoto credit: Benjamin AshtonPhoto credit: GordonBellPhotographyPhoto credit: GordonBellPhotography Then, you won’t need to travel far if you book a room at the Shibuya Excel, which (luckily) has a 24-hour front desk. Prices start at £112 a night. Evening:last_img read more

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