The Austrian capital is a great place to spend a few days exploring, no matter what time of year.
Make a leisurely start with coffee at one of the ubiquitous cafés, with Café Sperl a particularly good example (coffee and snack, $5). Walk around the exquisite imperial palaces of the museums quarter and then make your way to the Palmenhaus for a lunch.
This classy restaurant is inside a huge old greenhouse behind the Fine Art Museum, and it’s a spectacular setting for a traditional lunch. Main dishes cost around $20, but it’s worth it for the food and the setting.
After lunch, visit the Fine Art Museum ($15) for a few hours, stopping off for coffee and cake ($8) in the spectacular museum café. When you’ve had your fill of art, take a stroll around the center of town, visiting the cathedral and the opera before dropping in at Café Demel for an evening drink ($5).
For dinner, head to the classic Wratschko Gatwirschaft, an old pub with food. The short menu features classic Austrian dishes, plus the drinks are cheap and tasty ($16 for food and one drink). Stay around for a few more drinks or check out the rooftop bar at 25 Hours Hotel for amazing views over the city ($4 per drink).
When it comes to getting the best tips and tricks in air travel, there’s almost no one better to consult than a flight attendant. Unlike pilots, these airplane crew members spend all their time in the cabins and are front and center to any and all passenger experiences. Here are a few travel hacks from those who fly for a living.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.