Lisbon is a popular city break destination and will appeal to couples and families who are travelling on a budget. The transfer time for this resort from Lisbon airport is only 10-15 minutes meaning you will get plenty of time in the resort itself. The nearest beach is along the Costa do Estoril which is easily accessible and perfect for spending the day relaxing. The beaches of Caparica are also popular. There is a very wide choice when it comes to accommodation in Lisbon. You will find hotels, apartments and villas to choose from. There is everything from budget accommodation to first-class accommodation. Most of the hotels rate from 3-5-stars and offer half-board or all-inclusive whereas the apartments and villas offer self-catering. Most of the accommodation is in the city centre so everything is easily accessible.
Lisbon is brilliant if you enjoy looking at historical sights. You can go for a city walk which enables you to see buildings such as St George's Castle or the 12th-century Se Cathedral. There are also monasteries, a World Heritage Site and over 30 museums. The museums have information on archaeology, military history and modern art. Eduardo VII Park tends to be popular as well as it has a large collection of tropical plants. River cruises are relaxing and very popular among tourists and there is a large aquarium in the Park of Nations. There are also plenty of excursions for you to enjoy. These include a trip to beaches in other resorts, a trip to Sintra-Cascais National park or a trip to the city of Oporto or one of the many beaches and resorts in the Algarve.
Lisbon has a number of restaurants for you to choose from offering a number of different cuisines. You will find everything from snack bars, to cafés to a la carte restaurants. Portuguese and seafood are popular cuisines in many restaurants, however you will also find a few international cuisines as well. These include Chinese, Indian, Italian and British. Local wines are also worth trying. Head to the Bairro Alto where you will find bars offering live music and karaoke. Friday and Saturday nights tend to be the liveliest. There are also theatre shows, dances and places that have classical music. You will find clothing, shoes, bags, souvenirs and crafts in Lisbon among other things. There are plenty of buses that take you around the resort and into other resorts. Trains are also available and take you to Oporto, the Algarve and Madrid.
The weather in Lisbon is what attracts to many people each year. The summers in Lisbon are long and dry with winters continuing to stay mild with limited rainfall. July and August are the hottest months in Lisbon with average temperatures reaching 30°C. You will also find up to 12 hours of sunshine a day meaning you have plenty of time to enjoy the day. The coastal breezes tend to keep the temperatures slightly lower to enable you to feel more comfortable in the heat. The spring and autumn is still warm with temperatures at 17-19°C. The coldest winter months are January and December although the temperature is till at around 15°C. There is also still around 6 hours of sunshine a day. From November to March is when most of the rainfall comes however on average there are only around 50 days of rainfall a year.