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7 Most Beautiful Parks and Gardens in Europe

7 Most Beautiful Parks and Gardens in Europe

There are so many wonderful green spaces in our favourite cities - away from urban landscapes or hidden right in the middle of them! We invite you to take a break from the concrete jungle and jump into 7 of the most beautiful parks and gardens around Europe. Each one...

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24 Coolest Neighbourhoods in Lisbon (Map included!)

24 Coolest Neighbourhoods in Lisbon (Map included!)

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at 24 neighbourhoods in Lisbon we recommend to our friends - both visitors and locals - to explore. Some neighbourhoods (bairros) have no formal boundaries, but we’ll map them out for you, just to help you navigate through...

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What Are These City Discovery Walks?

What Are These City Discovery Walks?

A self-guided tour. A gamified walk. An outdoor escape room or a treasure hunt of sorts. There are many ways you can try to describe what city discovery walks by Secret City Trails are all about.Even though the idea is quite simple, it’s a rich and engaging...

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How to Rediscover Your City in a Few Simple Steps

How to Rediscover Your City in a Few Simple Steps

Most likely, international travel won’t be available for a while. This leaves us with an often overlooked opportunity to connect deeper with our own cities. After all, travelling starts with a right mindset.We don’t need to wait for a big holiday in a faraway land to...

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It’s only human to take things for granted

It’s only human to take things for granted

Think about your city. What do you miss the most about it while you’re staying at home? Your favourite cafe? The street you take on your way to work every day? A quiet green space to relax and have ice-cream?It’s only human that we tend to take things for granted....

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13 Ways to Stay Playful at Home During Self-Isolation

13 Ways to Stay Playful at Home During Self-Isolation

As we’re all staying at home these days, it’s essential to take good care of our mental health. It’s time to reconnect with an old hobby (or maybe take one up?), have a go at a fun challenge, and discover different ways to stay entertained and stimulated. We’ve put...

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Untourist Guide to Bratislava

Untourist Guide to Bratislava

Here’s some more off the beaten path recommendations from our travelling content creator Filipa. This time, she explored Bratislava and played our city discovery games to navigate through the local hidden treasures.Bratislava was one of the final destinations of my...

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Untourist Guide to Budapest

Untourist Guide to Budapest

Filipa, our travelling content creator, continues her playful city exploration in Budapest.Budapest was one of the cities I was particularly excited to visit during this trip. My friends who lived there told me the city has a perfect balance of culture, nightlife and...

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Untourist Guide to Prague

Untourist Guide to Prague

Our travelling content creator Filipa reports on her off-the-beaten-path discoveries in Prague.Let’s talk about one of my favourite stops on my travels with Secret City Trails: I’m grateful I met some amazing people in the hostel I stayed in Prague and they turned out...

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Local’s Guide to Amsterdam

Local’s Guide to Amsterdam

Amsterdam in the most populous city in the Netherlands. Commonly referred to as "Venice of the North", due to the city's complex canal system, Amsterdam has grown to be much more than that. Today it's atmosphere is recognized all over the world for its architectural...

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Untourist Guide to The Hague

Untourist Guide to The Hague

Gamified city discovery with our travelling content creator Filipa continues in The Hague, marking the final stop in the Netherlands.The Hague (or Den Haag, in Dutch) is a metropolitan city by the sea, which makes it a very special city in Holland. It is a home to the...

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Untourist Guide to Amsterdam

Untourist Guide to Amsterdam

Our first Secret City Trails travelling content creator, Filipa, kicked off her playful journey in Amsterdam. She shares her favourite hidden gems she discovered by playing our city discovery games off the beaten path.  You may remember I was particularly looking...

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4 Charming City Walks for Autumn

4 Charming City Walks for Autumn

Wrap yourself in your favourite scarves and let’s go for a walk! The air is refreshingly crisp, the leaves become vividly colourful, and cities transform as the seasons change. Here are six of our favourite urban walks to take this autumn.Start this relaxing stroll in...

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Why YOU Love City Discovery Games

Why YOU Love City Discovery Games

Don't Take Just Our Word For It! See what the players say about our city discovery gamesJust one thing before we dive into the reviews... It means the world to us that you love our games too! We passionately believe the experience of exploring a city through playing a...

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7 Adventures To Have In London

7 Adventures To Have In London

Is London one of the top destinations on your must-visit shortlist? Or maybe you’re a curious local that’s always on the lookout for the next best hangout spot? Here are 7 adventurous ideas for a day in London to soak up all those vibes that make this city the urban...

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A Local’s Guide to Prague

A Local’s Guide to Prague

Castles, bridges, churches and all kinds of colorful architecture, glorious parks, the most amazing river views and the best traditional food: that is what you can expect from your Prague visit! This city's engaging history is begging to be discovered and it's...

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7 Hidden Gems in Venice

7 Hidden Gems in Venice

An ancient city with a mysterious history, Venice is packed with secrets waiting to be uncovered. Here are 7 hidden gems that you can only find off the beaten path, and for more try one of our Venice discovery games! Venice is well known for its art and culture, but...

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Romantic things to do in Amsterdam

Romantic things to do in Amsterdam

Meeting up with someone new and fancy doing something more original than a bar date? Or want to spoil your partner with a day made up of many mini dates? Whatever the occasion, Amsterdam is a great place for an alternative date adventure. We’ve listed our favourite...

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7 Original Date Ideas in Lisbon

7 Original Date Ideas in Lisbon

From Lisbon with Love... Spring has sprung and love is in the air! Whether you’re planning a romantic city trip to Lisbon or you live here and are looking for original date ideas in the city, we have 7 tips! Along the way, you might not only fall in love with each...

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5 Best Parks and Green Spaces in London

5 Best Parks and Green Spaces in London

London is a sprawling metropolis with lots of green spaces, but there's more than just Hyde Park! So here it goes, The 5 Best Parks & Green Spaces in London. Each one of these parks make for the perfect spot for an al fresco lunch or for a stroll to recharge your...

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8 Best Viewing Points of Lisbon

8 Best Viewing Points of Lisbon

Miradouro is the Portuguese word for viewing point - and one of the most amazing things about Lisbon is that there are tons of them! Viewing points are also meeting points for locals, expats and travellers alike. All of them offer a great view, obviously, some are...

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Meet Our First Travelling Content Creator

Meet Our First Travelling Content Creator

Meet Filipa, our first travelling content creator who’ll visit 13 cities this autumn to explore them off the beaten path by playing Secret City Trails discovery games. In the early summer months, we dreamed - and then announced - an amazing opportunity for one...

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Lisbon’s 10 Hidden Street Art Pieces

Lisbon’s 10 Hidden Street Art Pieces

Lisbon is not called an outdoor art gallery for no reason. Besides diverse and historical architecture, you can find a countless amount of extraordinary street art. Here’s our selection of 10 beautiful pieces around the city. You can discover more by playing one of...

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Lisbon’s 11 Hidden Gems

Lisbon’s 11 Hidden Gems

Don't hesitate to go off the beaten track in Lisbon. This city has a lot of secrets and unknown stories hidden around nearly every corner. Here are 11 secret spots that we want to share with you. For more, have a go at one of our Lisbon discovery games. Miradouro...

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7 Foodie Secrets in Barcelona

7 Foodie Secrets in Barcelona

Paella. Jamon Iberico. Tortilla Española. Calamari. We love the food in Spain! Here's our selection of 7 foodie secrets that can be found across Barcelona. Go try out their delicious dishes!  We love this taberna! Llamber is a gastronomic spot that mixes traditional...

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Barcelona’s 6 Hidden Pieces Of Street Art

Barcelona’s 6 Hidden Pieces Of Street Art

Barcelona is in the top 10 street art destinations worldwide. While there are hundreds of pieces to discover and admire, we have put together a list that consists of 6 of our favourite street artists and street art pieces that you can find in Barcelona. For more, play...

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Porto’s 11 Hidden Gems

Porto’s 11 Hidden Gems

Porto is a picturesque city in Northern Portugal. Here you'll find our recommendations on what to do and where to eat in Porto. Want to discover these place and many more? Choose your Porto discovery game! Rota do Chá is a magical spot to eat brunch (one of our...

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Amsterdam’s Best Kept Street Art Secrets

Amsterdam’s Best Kept Street Art Secrets

Of course, there’s the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Stedelijk Museum surround Museumsquare and there’s hundreds of galleries, small and big, around the city. But art, doesn’t stay indoors in Amsterdam. Here’s 6 pieces of street art that we recommend for...

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10 Foodie Secrets of Lisbon

10 Foodie Secrets of Lisbon

Have you ever wondered where to find the most authentic and tasty food or the most delicious and refreshing drinks in Lisbon? Here’s a list of 10 must-visit hidden restaurants, cafés and bars in the sunniest capital of Europe.  In May 2015 Madame Petisca came to...

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Amsterdam’s 10 Hidden Gems

Amsterdam’s 10 Hidden Gems

Amsterdam is a wicked and wonderful city filled with many hidden gems! Below you can find 10 of our favourite ones from cool independent shops with local creations, curious galleries, literally hidden statues and theatres. Of course, to discover more, play any of our...

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8 Adventures To Have In Amsterdam

8 Adventures To Have In Amsterdam

Looking for a fresh itinerary for your next trip to Amsterdam? Here’s 8 adventures for you to have in the city of canals, stroopwafels and craft beer. Head to the lively De Pijp district and discover local secrets in the city’s lovingly titled ‘Latin Quarter’. Sample...

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What Are These Mysterious City Discovery Games?

What Are These Mysterious City Discovery Games?

A treasure hunt in a city. A gamified walking tour. An outdoor escape room of sort. There are many ways you can try to describe what city discovery games by Secret City Trails are all about. Even though the idea is quite simple, it's a rich and engaging experience. I...

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A Local’s Guide to Riga

A Local’s Guide to Riga

A Baltic metropolis boasting a wonderful blend of old and new, with Nordic, German and Soviet influence evident on every street, Riga is a haven for hidden gem seekers. Who better to help you find them than a living, breathing local? Introducing our awesome game...

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A Local’s Guide to Munich

A Local’s Guide to Munich

Known for its beer and its bratwursts, Munich is a beautiful and vibrant city located conveniently in Central Europe. With plenty to discover off the beaten track, local tips are priceless. Don't worry if you don't know anyone in Munich, we've got you covered....

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