Today is a day to be with the kids…go ice skating!
If you happen to find yourself in Budapest in the winter, it is cold! Don’t despair, though, there are plenty of things to do. I loved watching these families skate.
One way to warm up is to go to the Great Market Hall to shop, drink a coffee, or eat a quick lunch. It’s easily a place to spend a few hours, and it is not outside in the freezing temperatures and winds.
You can also choose one of the many museums to visit. We went to the Hungarian National Museum and learned all about the history of the city. Then we ambled past the presidential palace, watched the guards for a few minutes, and instantly needed another warm up. Thankfully, there are a few cafés up on the hill to provide a nice hot chocolate for you.
Some people even go to the famous Széchenyi baths which are thermally heated. We passed last time, but we will go next time we find ourselves in Budapest.