Autumn bucket list: 8 things to do in Budapest
We are half way through autumn, but the weather is still protesting. However, even the lovely sunshine cannot stop the leaves from turning brown, orange, red. Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu collected some fun programme ideas for those who want to indulge in the fall atmosphere… 😉
One of the best ways to get into the fall feel is through our senses. Everybody has busted out their apple, pear, pumpkin pie specialties along with hot, spicy cream soups. If you do not feel like cooking and baking at home, you could visit the best chocolatiers, brunch places and cafés of Budapest.
Spend the afternoon in your favourite confectionary
You could continue the gastronomic ride on the sweet side of life. The bikini season is far away, so you can definitely gift yourself with a bit of sugary joy. This is a great occasion to get to know some of the oldest and best confectionaries of Budapest.
Hiking in colourful nature
Put on your boots and pullover. Autumn is the perfect season for excursions, since the weather is neither too hot, nor too cold. You could pick the Buda Hills as a close-by destination (the Gellért Hill looks stunning in autumnal colours), but you may also opt for hiking trails outside the capital.
Running in the morning fog
Even though at first it might not sound as the most heart-warming experience, running through the awakening city is very empowering. The Margaret Island is probably the most popular running destination, but you may also visit the outdoor fitness parks. And do not forget to reward yourself with a hot tea after arriving back home…
Cosy up with a good book
This is a great programme for the time when autumn hits you with its not-so-nice, rainy face. Get out your favourite blanket and the book you were too lazy to take with you to the beach. If you are hesitant on what to read, we have a cool list of classic Hungarian books that you can read in English, and another list of literature-themed cafés in Budapest.
If you love to eat, are open to learning new things and want to spend an evening with friends or your partner, apply for a cooking course. The DIY culture has been on the rise, so it is no surprise that these programmes are among the most popular ones. Let it be Italian, French, Mexican or Hungarian – you are in for a treat.
The ideal option is naturally an all-inclusive wellness weekend in a castle far from the bustle and hustle of the world, but a real hedonist can turn his/her bathroom into a spa in a few minutes. All you need is some bath salt, bath bombs, and exfoliating mask and some candles… In case you prefer to go away, check out our Hungarian (s)panorama or the list of the best Hungarian baths.
Organise a Halloween party
Halloween is not a traditional celebration in Hungary, but in the last years, different Halloween elements have spread in our country as well. It is a great occasion to get together with your friends and let your creativity fly in the kitchen and also decoration-wise.
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