Experiencing The Magic Of Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague will always hold a special place in my heart.

It was the very first international destination I traveled to on my own. I was only 16, but each and every day of my two months spent there were nothing less than phenomenal.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since I was last wandering through the streets of Prague. And just as I have changed immensely during this time, I’m sure that Prague has changed as well. It is somewhere I’m longing to go back to, with Dan, to experience in a whole new way. The Czech Republic offers numerous gorgeous travel destinations outside of Prague as well that unfortunately I have yet to have the opportunity to experience.

Reading a Prague river cruiser’s guide has already provided plenty of inspiration for my hopefully soon-to-be return to this romantic Czech city. Just a few of the activities I have my eye are on:

Eating:

Because food typically tops the list of my favorite things to experience on my travels, diving in to some traditional Bohemian cuisine sounds like the perfect way to start. Traditional meals are typically quite heavy, but more and more restaurants are taking up lighter, chic interpretations of classic dishes. What’s even better, there are many restaurants in Prague that boast picture-perfect views of the river and old town. Kampa Group and Restaurant Zofin Garden are two favorites with travelers and locals alike. Of course, we never turn down

Cycling:

Biking is one of my favorite ways to experience a location, especially when in Europe. There’s just something so romantic about cycling down cobblestone roads, past cute cafes and historic architecture. A multi-day bike tour would be especially fun.

River Cruising

We love being on or near the water, and the Vltava River is certainly a site to behold. We can imagine no better way to enjoy the water than by hopping on board a boat and setting sail! If we could combine our river cruise with stops at other European cities, that would be even better!

Prague Castle

There are plenty of historic monuments and attractions to enjoy in Prague, but the Prague Castle is certainly the most grandiose. The largest ancient castle in the world (coming it at roughly the size of seven football stadiums) the site of the castle illuminated at sundown just never gets old.

Of course, one of the best parts about visiting any destination is wandering through the city and allowing yourself to get lost. My best memories from my last trip to Prague were making friends with the locals, meandering across Charles Bridge, hiking on the weekends and stopping into cool cafes for a coffee break.

It’s been ages since I was last in Prague, so we want to hear from you! What is trending in Prague now? What awesome activities can’t we miss out on?

Meet: A Cruising Couple


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