Quick Trip to Brussels
I made a last minute decision to visit Brussels for a weekend and really enjoyed it. The city is rather large with suburbs and all, but the touristy things are pretty close in the center. As with any trip, it definitely helps to become sort of familiar with the major roads and landmarks before you go. The metro is not as intricate as say Paris, but it gets you around the city pretty well. Some of the museums are a little farther from the city center, so be prepared to take transportation.
Insider Tip:I love panoramic views of the cities from high up. They give you a great view of the city can be a helpful way to identify some places you might want to visit, and might not have known about otherwise. An amazing panoramic view of Brussels can be found at the top of the Basilica. It is the fifth largest church in the world and it only costs 5ish euros to go to the top of the dome. The view over the city is beautiful and was probably the best part of my trip.