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Things to do in Europe

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Europe. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Europe attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Europe to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Europe.

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  • ’ino

    Opened in November 2006 by young gastronome Alessandro Frassica, this rustic-chic foodies’ paradise is piled high with artisan-made Italian goodies... More
  • 032c

    The international insider’s magazine par excellence has opened a compelling shop with a collection of “new, forgotten, anonymous, commissioned, or ... More
  • 100% Capri

    Inspired by the sunny, Mediterranean lifestyle of Capri, Tony Aiello launched this label of handmade, ultra-light, linen wear for men, women, and c... More
  • 1105

    At this no-frills bar, the mixologist is as big a draw as the cocktails themselves. Gromit Eduardson, formerly of the Hotel Skt. Petri and the Hote... More
  • 11th Arrondissement

    Located on the Right Bank, the 11th Arrondissement is one of the city's most densely populated neighborhoods. The district's most notable feature i... More
  • 13th Arrondissement

    Also called the Arrondissement des Gobelins (District of Goblins), this Left Bank neighborhood is home to the Manufacture des Gobelins, which was n... More
  • 20 Sur 20

    20 Sur 20 is a tiny costume jewelry shop in the 1ère arrondisement. Located on a narrow street just one-half block from the Seine river, the store’... More
  • 30 St. Mary Axe

    Why It’s Cool: In recent years, London kept a somewhat low architectural profile, but the buildings it did add—like this glittering office tower, n... More
  • 37 San Felice

  • 40Seconds

    This bar’s name is a reference to the 40-second elevator ride that clubgoers must take to reach its 8th floor location. Once the elevator doors ope... More
  • A Capela

    The sound system is extra powerful and the crowd is scruffy-cute—intentionally so. Frequented by intellectuals and people from the arts, theater, a... More
  • À la Mère de Famille

    The oldest chocolate shop in Paris (opened in 1761) is exactly as you would picture it: the classic Parisian storefront says epicere fine (delicate... More
  • A la Turca

    The rapidly gentrifying side streets between Cihangir and İstiklâl Caddesi are lined with shops selling antiques, furniture, and weird-but-wonderfu... More
  • A Question of Taste

    Roger Davies runs this culinary tour company specializing in food and wine tours. More

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