While I always love planning the details of a trip, it can definitely get overwhelming, especially if you’ve got limited time in any one place. When I travel to a new city, it’s not unusual for me to spend hours creating a detailed and well-researched list of places to go and things to do, eat, and try. However, sometimes I just don’t have time to deal, and then I feel a little disappointed in myself. Putting together the bones of an incredible trip (flight + hotel), then wandering adrift through a city and not seeing or doing anything much different than what I would do at home feels like a huge missed opportunity, and one that I try to avoid.
Enter 12hrs, a 12-hour City Guide.
This site features well-curated itineraries for a fabulous day in a handful of cities.
It’s great. I browsed through their recommendations for a day in Portland, and for me it was right on target. The recommendations included a stop at Screen Door, a walk over the Burnside Bridge, a doughnut break at VooDoo, and a pop-in at the Ace Hotel.
The photos on the site are gorgeous – browsing through them makes me want to book a trip and pack a bag. Check out this photo of the fog rolling in through the trees in Portland:
Currently, they’ve got guides for San Francisco, Portland, Paris, Barcelona, London, East London, Berlin, Hyéres, Antwerp, Copenhagen, and Vancouver. Because I’ve established that they are on my wavelength, I’m definitely planning to incorporate some of their picks into our plans while we are in Europe.
What do you think of their selections? Is this site something you would use as well?