I only had 24 hours in Brussels before I had to catch my flight back to the States. I’ve picked up a few tips to help you get the most of your Belgium experience while you’re there a short while.
🏨The Hotel: Pentahotel Brusels City Centre
My hotel in Brussels, was completely paid for in United airline miles. I don’t fly United frequently but, any time I do, I accumulate points. I found a really trendy hotel within my online United Airlines account that was available for the date I needed in Brussels – perfect! I checked the very high Trip Advisor ratings and saw that it was in a safe area of town. Pentahotel is the perfect combination of location, great ratings and best of all, the price🤑.
Travel Size Tip – Always sign up for airline miles programs of any plane you fly on, even if you don’t use them frequently!
Mmm Get a classic Belgian Waffle
😋Belgian Waffles are life! While walking around the Belgian streets my goal was to find an authentic waffle and get all the warm buttery goodness ASAP. After asking a few locals about where to find one, the Lord answered my prayers and a golden Gaufres Chaudes (Warm Waffle) Truck appeared and I got my life! Mission Accomplished. Travel Size Tip: Taste a local dish in every city you visit – it adds to the experience and culture of the region! It’s the little things in life that make you smile. A hot waffle on a brisk Belgian day.
Explore the City
I mentioned before, I didn’t have enough time (only here for 24 hours) to plan an entire activity, so I played it by ear and walked around the neighborhood of Châtelain, a place popular for weekend getaways and evening leisure hours.
Drink up with Stella Artois
🍻You can’t go to Belgium without having a delicious Stella Artois beer in their iconic glass. Stella Artois was created in the 1300’s in the city of Leuven, Belgium. A few hundred years later, Sebastian Artois became the brew master that every bottle is named after. I’m not a huge fan of beer, but I can appreciate the lightness of this brew. Belgian Beer in Belgium? Yes Please!
Hopefully next time I end up in Belgium, I can spend a bit more time in Brussels exploring. Do you have any tips on must-see activities in Belgium? Tweet me to let me know!