Many visitors to Portugal land three miles from Lisbon and just stay put in the capital.
Why not base yourself in a city known for tile-clad architecture, absurdly pleasant weather and creamy, dreamy pastries?
Sure, the hills can be steep, but that's just an excuse to board an egg-yolk colored tram that takes a rollercoaster-esque route near an actual castle.
Still, it's hard not to notice that even the most amiable locals are growing fed up with their streets gradually turning into an obstacle course of electric scooters, tuk-tuks and bachelorette gangs. (Lisbon is among the cities at risk of overtourism, according to a report by the World Travel & Tourism Council.)