Everyone seems to be jumping on the Lisbon bandwagon this summer—with good reason. If you haven’t been to Portugal’s capital, get there before it’s swamped by the tourist onslaught. A wonderful place to take a breather from sightseeing is the lovely Jardim da Estrella near the Basilica of the same name.
In the heart of the park, you’ll discover a sweet pond-side café, sculpture gardens, and a beautiful little lending library. Grab a book and stretch-out in the shade of an old tree.