Beirut: City Breaks
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The compact size and vibrant lifestyle of Beirut make it ideal for a short city break. In terms of exploring the city, some of the sights to fit into your city break in Beirut include the Statue of the Martyrs, the awe-inspiring Al-Amin Mosque with its stunning ottoman-style architecture and decoration, the fascinating Roman baths, and the Lebanon National Museum. Or, you may just want to chill out on your city break in Beirut and take a stroll along the Corniche or do some people-watching at one of Beirut's many bars and cafes.
If you are feeling a bit more active, you may even find the time on your city break to Beirut to head a little way outside of the city. There are many fabulous sights on the outskirts of Beirut, such as the Jeita Caves - an extraordinary network of limestone caves only half an hour's journey from the city - or the Casino du Liban in Jounieh, which was the playground of the rich and famous in the 1960s.
A city break in Beirut will also give you the opportunity to sample some fabulous restaurants and nightlife. Beirut is famous for its delicious Mezze, and there are hundreds of restaurants to choose from serving this Lebanese speciality. Going out to bars and nightclubs also shouldn't be missed on a city break to Beirut: try the clubs in the Gamayzah district or the Rue Monet for some of the best parties in town.