Madrid blends an energetic, big-city vibe with a relaxed Spanish attitude. Spain’s vibrant, cosmopolitan capital has no shortage of cultural sites, restaurants, bars, and cafes to while away the hours in conversation. Whether it’s enjoying a beer in the funky La Latina neighborhood or shopping on elegant Serrano road, Madrid is packed with urban charm. In the past few years, the city has also been noted for its LGBTQ scene, hosting the biggest Pride extravaganza in Europe during the summer. And if you need a break from the city buzz, day trips to historic towns like Segovia and Toledo are just a short train ride away. Just come back in time to enjoy Madrid’s famous nightlife; with the ultra-late hours this city keeps, that won’t be hard to do.