A speedy seven-hour flight from New York City, the allure and charm of Lisbon’s cobbled alleys, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals makes spending a long weekend there well worth your time. Aside from being compact and postcard-pretty, the Portuguese capital bustles with age-old traditions, culinary delights and cultural hotspots – each with the ability to leave a lasting impression. Read on as we recommend our favorite places to stay, explore, shop and see.
Stay: With so much to take in and absorb, finding the perfect hotel to start and end your day is always a top priority. For something tranquil and wonderfully zen, choose Santa Clara 1728. Located at the heart of Lisbon in the city’s old cultural quarter, Santa Clara 1728 feels like a home away from home. Consisting of six spacious suites, be sure to explore the hotel’s secluded gardens, beautiful tubs and neutral interiors which all beg for some serious relaxation. For something classic and refined try the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz, if only for its historic location and unmissable Veranda Restaurant. Lisbon also boasts a healthy Airbnb culture, allowing you to live like a local at favorable rates (especially should you prefer to cook yourself). For all accommodations be sure to book well in advance, especially if you’re planning to visit during the summer months.
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