My girlfriend and I will be staying in Basel this Saturday and Sunday nights. I am not sure which area to stay in. I'm currently considering either the Radisson or the Swissotel Le Plaza Basel, both are ok price wise. The Radisson has the benefit of pool, sauna etc but which of these is the better area? I am still open to suggestions on the hotel.
We are in our 30's and though not complete party animals, we would like to go for a good meal and a few(or more) sociable drinks. Which is the better area for food and drink? Any particular bars or restaurants? Though we are not Rockerfellers, budget isn't important to us as we are happy to indulge.
Also activities that are a 'must do'? Some shopping and then lunch whilst people watching will keep us happy but we are also looking for ideas. Maybe the fair, a river cruise, wine tasting or wellness centre? Any ideas will be appreciated as this is all rather last minute.
Many, many thanks.