Prague – Eat, See, Do
Dobrý den and welcome to Prague! This picturesque city truly has everything – from a notable foodie scene to world-class museums, quirky art and swoon-worthy buildings, the city of a thousand spires should be on your list, and we’ve got you covered with local tips and recommendations to make the most out of your visit.
Prague is a hot spot for inventive and unique restaurants, so there’s no shortage of new foods to try! But a trip wouldn’t be complete without trying some traditional Czech food at Lokál. This popular pub has multiple locations around Prague and is a hit with locals and visitors alike. You can’t go wrong with a Pilsner and a classic Czech dish like svíčková (sveech-ko-vuh).
For the best burgers and fries in Prague, head to the trendy Vinohrady district to Dish. Be sure to make a reservation because the secret is out and the tables are few!
The coffee scene in Prague is thriving, but not all cafes are created equal. We recommend Kavárna co hledá jméno for something off the beaten path, Super Tramp Coffee for its unique & hidden location, La Boheme Cafe for an Instagrammable interior, and… this Starbucks. Okay, it may not be “local,” but hear us out! It has the best views of the city, neighbors the beautiful Prague Castle, and is worth the stop if you can snag a table on one of the stunning outdoor terraces for panoramic views of the city from above.
If you’re a foodie at heart and want a taste of everything, we’d recommend booking a food tour with Taste of Prague, and their blog offers even more local tips and recommendations. And please – don’t forget to tip! 10% is the standard for service across Prague.
You can’t see Prague without crossing the Charles Bridge and admiring the intricate Prague Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square, but if you want to see these beautiful places without 5,000 of your “closest friends,” we’d recommend planning to explore them in the early morning. And did we mention these are two amazing locations for a sunrise shoot with one of our local photographers?
But there’s so much more to see than just these spots. For an easy morning, we’d recommend grabbing a coffee and pastry at Kavárna Nový Svět before strolling down quaint streets lined with colorful pastel buildings down to the Prague Castle, and then explore the beautiful streets of the Mala Strana neighborhood.
Vojanovy Sady (Vojan Gardens) and Valdštejnská zahrada (Wallenstein Gardens) are two stunning and free gardens nearby that are perfect for resting your feet after hours of walking along the cobblestoned streets. Keep an eye out for peacocks under the trees or maybe even a free concert!
Prague has an array of world-class museums to pique any interest, but we’ve rounded up some of our personal favorites. You could easily spend an entire day exploring the massive National Gallery, standing regally over Wenceslas Square, or head to the small and informal Museum of Communism for a glimpse into the Communist era following World War II. The Museum of Public Transport is a fun for all ages, especially kiddos with a love for trains, planes and cars!
Whether you’re on a honeymoon, family vacation or a solo trip, there’s plenty to do in this bustling city. If you’re in town on a Saturday morning, head to the farmer’s market on Naplavka for a taste (literally!) of local life. Sample local dishes and sweet treats as you stroll along the Vltava river with stunning views of Prague Castle and the colourful buildings lining the water’s edge. This spot is also popular with the locals for enjoying one of the many floating bars while watching the sunset. If you prefer a bird’s eye view, head to the rooftop bar at the Dancing House hotel, where you’ll find an incredible outdoor terrace worth the price of a drink!
Letenské sady is a beautiful and extensive park with tree-lined pathways, large grassy areas for playing and napping, and unparalleled views of the city. Head to Letna beer garden for panoramic views and a small, but quality, selection of local beers to refresh and refuel after a long day of walking.
Střelecký ostrov is a romantic island hidden in plain sight. Located under Legion Bridge, this enchanting island is a must-visit for a unique view of the Charles Bridge and watching the paddle boats pass by. Whether you have kids or are a kid at heart, we think an hour of paddle boating is a must-do, and bring along snacks, drinks and music for the ideal picnic situation!
Petřín hill and the lookout tower (which looks quite similar to a certain famous Parisian landmark) are a must-visit for seeing this stunning city from the highest vantage point! If climbing steep hills on vacation isn’t your cup of tea, we’d recommend taking a ride on the funicular railway to the top of the hill. Pro tip: your public transport ticket is all you need to ride! There are fun activities up top for kids, like a mirror maze and several playgrounds, and wandering down the many pathways back into the city will earn you an extra scoop of gelato at Angelato.
Prague truly has something for everyone, and its unparalleled beauty will capture your heart and your imagination. Is Prague on your bucket list? Capture the moments and hire a vacation photographer today!