Whether you’re taking a relaxing weekend city break, escaping on a last-minute romantic city getaway or just want to cram in as many attractions as possible, a city break is ideal. With your hotel and everything to see just a short hop from the airport, your holiday starts as soon as the plane touches down.
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Some of the best city breaks are in the USA - with no language barrier, short flights, endless attractions and a variety of cuisines, city breaks to New York and Washington DC are perfect for family holidays and couples alike. You can even fly direct to the west coast to sample the delights of Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
All major US cities host the annual shopping event of Black Friday, where retailers offer deep discounts in order to clear stock.
Dubai averages 19C even in the depths of winter, and hosts a number of theme parks, including Legoland and the Hollywood-themed Motiongate. With the largest shopping mall in the world just minutes from beautiful wide beaches, it’s like three or more holidays in one.
For a city break further afield, try Hong Kong - British citizens can go there without a visa, and the historic city has an eclectic mix of western-style skyscrapers and fine cuisine on Hong Kong island; traditional Chinese districts in Kowloon; and miles of hiking trails in the surrounding countryside.
For a unique experience, we’ve listed a few of the standout annual events below to time your city break for best effect - click through on any city to find your perfect hotel deal, then once you’ve booked, contact your Virgin Holidays Concierge to pre-book the best tickets and find out more about events.