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
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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!

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