Since the fall of communism in the late 80s, Romania has been positioning itself as a hot tourist attraction with exquisite architecture, historical palaces and museums, breathtaking views, and a hopping nightlife. In most places, you are still able to freely wander around and look at the insides of buildings without being part of a tour or behind a velvet rope. One of the fastest-growing tourist attractions in Romania is its capital, Bucharest. This vibrant city has something that will interest everyone in your travelling party, from fascinating historical buildings to beautiful scenery. There are so many reasons to visit Bucharest, but here are the top five:
1. Bucharest nightlife
One lively neighborhood in Bucharest called Old Town is the best place to visit for some lively entertainment and exciting clubs. Some of the best clubs in the city are located here like Nomad Skybar which has a breathtaking view of the city from the terrace. Another nightclub in Bucharest’s Old Town is Bordello, where dancers, singers and magicians entertain the patrons alongside live bands and cabaret shows. The best way to get a full experience of the nightlife in Bucharest is to book a space on one of the pub crawls which will take you through the city and have you visiting different pubs and nightclubs in the area.
2. Unique accommodations
When you are looking for a place to stay for the night, the week, or a couple of months, take a look at some of Bucharest’ unique lodging offers provided by Holt. When you choose from one of the Holt properties in Bucharest, you are getting the opportunity to experience the city from a local perspective, instead of purely as a tourist. Holt properties are not hotel rooms, but rather lavish apartments, villas, and houses near some of the city’s most exciting and interesting neighborhoods. You will be immersed in the culture and be able to meet local neighbors who can take you on a tour of hidden gems you will only find in Bucharest if you live there.
3. Walking Tours
There are so many different points of interest in Bucharest, that it is hard to know where to go and how to find them. There are many walking tours available so you can choose the one that interests you the most. Some of the most popular tours include the Dracula Tour, The communist walking tour and the Old Town Tour. You may find places of interest that you will want to visit later on your own on one of these tours or choose a second tour to give you even more information about the city.
4. Traditional Cuisine
There are many beautiful restaurants in Bucharest that boast the finest in authentic and traditional cuisine. Many of these are in old historical buildings that are just as beautiful on the inside as the outside. When you are dining in the midst of historical architecture, it just makes the food taste better, somehow.
5. Day Trips
Apart from the walking tours, there are many fascinating day trips you can go on like the castle tour that takes you from Bucharest to Transylvania where you will visit Bran’s castle which is also known as Dracula’s castle. You will also see Peles castle which looks like it came straight out of a Disney movie, with its fairytale exterior and long bridge.
When you plan a visit to Bucharest, you will be amazed at how much there is to experience. The city offers history, food, nightlife, and beautiful scenes that will have you exploring all day and dancing all night.