Lisbon is the ultimate European hub for digital nomads (aka girl-bosses who are runnin’ and rockin’ their online biz, all while traveling the world!) Once you step foot in this seaside paradise, you’ll see why. Besides the delish cuisine, and the fact that it’s a serious coworking haven, you’ll find there’s so much to do when you need a break from your screen.
Here’s our guide to some of the best and can’t miss activities to do while you’re livin’ as an online girl boss in Lisbon. Let’s jump in, chica!
THE ULTIMATE BB GUIDE TO LISBON
If you’re new around here welcome, girl! This blog post is just one part of our epic Ultimate Bucketlist Bombshells Guide to Lisbon, Portugal. While you’re here, make sure you don’t miss out on:
TREASURE HUNT AT FEIRA DE LADRA
One of the cities oldest (and largest!) flea markets, and a total must-do during your time in Lisbon. Feira de Ladra starts in a square but totally sprawls out and you could spend hours here getting lost in all the amaze vendors! Filled with seriously swoonworthy vintage gems, to handmade jewelry, to gorg ceramics, you’ll likely find a few treasures you can’t leave without, and for a steal of a price!
HEAD TO BAIRRO ALTO FOR A NIGHT OUT
Lookin’ for a place to let your hair down? We got you, girl! The Bairro Alto neighborhood is seriously the most adorable place during the day, but head here after hours for some of the best nightlife in the city. Whether you’re hoping to let loose or just enjoy a glass of bubbles, this is the place to see how Lisbon comes alive at night!
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CATCH LIVE MUSIC ON THE BEACH
A few minutes south of the city core lies Moinho de Baixo. It’s the perf place to relax, decompress, and enjoy the sandy white beaches that are iconic to Portugal! A huge highlight of this beach? Bar do Peixe. It’s the seamless blend of casual and cool, and is host to some legendary DJ’s! Beach dance partaaaay anyone?
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PAMPER YOURSELF AT THE MOSCOW BEAUTY BAR
After workin’ hard at your online biz (likely at one of the cutest coworking spaces, ever) one of our fave things to do? Time to get some fresh new locks, girl! The Moscow Beauty Bar in Lisbon is everything you need to totally relax, and get some much needed down time at one of the city’s most gorgeous salons, all while getting your hair freshened up!
Photo by @moscow_beautybar
SIP LOCAL WINE AT BA BAR
Lisbon is home to some seriously fab local wine, and Ba Bar is the BEST place in the city to sip on the local juice. This place is small and oh-so-charming and everything you need for a much needed girls night with your online bizz bff!
TREAT YOURSELF AT THE MANIPEDI
With a name like that, how can this not be the perfect place to indulge? If you’re anything like us, you love yourself a good mani/pedi (seriously…is there anything better than fresh nails?!) The Mani Pedi Salon in Lisbon is open, airy, and the perfect spot to indulge, and pamper yourself. Ahhh….we’re feeling relaxed already! Plus, with a name like this..how can we resist?
DAY TRIP TO SINTRA
This place is what fairy tale dreams are made of, for real girl. Just a short 30 minutes from Lisbon by train (and less than €2 to get there!) Sintra is the perfect day trip out of the city. Situated in a picturesque town, the whole place is actually a UNESCO world heritage site! Warning in advance, it might just make all your whimsical fantasies come true! 😉
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EXPLORE EACH OF THE SEVEN HILLS
Known as “The City of Seven Hills” if Lisbon gives you one thing, it’s going to be a killer leg workout climbin’ up all those hills 😉 We totally recommend exploring all seven of them, each home to a different neighborhood with its own unique charm and quirks. Local tuk tuk drivers are super easy to find in the city, and the tram is convenient if walkin’ up the hills isn’t your thing!
GET INSPIRED AT LX FACTORY
The perfect place to let those creative juices flow, the LX Factory is seriously one of the coolest and most unique spots in the entire city. Home to creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs, it might just be the trendiest area in all of Lisbon. Once an old industrial factory strip, it’s now home to the most adorable cafes, art spaces, vintage shops, yoga studios, and music venues. Feelin’ like you’re in a creative rut while your chasin’ your online biz goals? Head here, it’ll be sure to inspire you!
Photo by @ckanani
CATCH THE SUNSET WITH DRINKS AT PARK BAR
Saving one of the best for last, and girrrrl is this one worth it. If you’re lookin’ for a place to sip a fun cocktail, enjoy the gorg Lisbon sunset, and get one of the best views in the entire city, Park is the place for you, chica!
Photo by @ionemena