Dubrovnik is a town of rich history and tradition, amazing landmarks and palaces and narrow cobbled streets. Often called Pearl of Adriatic, Dubrovnik is one of those places in the the world you should visit once in a lifetime. When planning travel to Dubrovnik, travelers often dreams of City Walls, spots where was filmed HBO serial Game of Thrones and swimming in crystal clear Adriatic sea. But often the most amazing and memorable moments of travel are things you do when taking part in local activities instead of just sightseeing. Explore this magnificent town from a different point of view with our list of things to do in Dubrovnik.
Watch the sunset from the Srdj Hill
Watching the sunset is always a romantic and beautiful moment, but watching the sunset in Dubrovnik is for sure an unforgettable experience. The best place for watching the sun going down is Srdj hil. This hill is situated above Dubrovnik and from here fascinating views to the Old town and nearby island are provided.
Stroll the main street with ice cream in the hands
The locals favorite custom in the hot summer days is to take an ice cream and walk down the main street. Stradun or as it is often called Placa is the main street in Old town and the center of all event in the summer. Don’t miss to take ice cream to fresh up a bit and stroll the main street to see what is happening.
Discover the charming botanical garden in Trsteno
Botanical garden in Trsteno or Arboretum Trsteno is just 20 minutes away from Dubrovnik. It is the oldest renaissance garden in Dalmatia and represents peaceful natural oasis where you will see interesting plants and herbs. The palm trees, eucalyptus, different types of exotic trees and more than 300 other plants are preserved to this days.
Visit locals favorite island
Lokrum island, just 15 minutes away from Dubrovnik Old port, is a popular place for locals during the summer. Visit this enchanting oasis of beauty, peace and untouched nature and enjoy in amazing landscape. You can walk and admire the pine and cypress trees, swim in turquoise blue Adriatic sea or just chill in privacy.
Taste delicious food
Dubrovnik can boasts with delightful food and fine wines. It is mainly known for fish food, oysters and mussels you definitely need to try, but Dubrovnik also has a good offer for meat lovers. They will be fascinating with lamb under an iron bell, pasticada with gnocchi, pasta with beef meat or as locals called Sporki makaruli, prosciutto and more. Don’t forget to sweet up your taste buds with famous rozata (similar to flan), apple strudle and exquisite wines.
Experience Dubrovnik Old town in the early morning
There is nothing more beautiful and stunning than experience Dubrovnik in the early morning, watching its awakening and how locals starts their new day. Children are preparing for the school or to go on the beach with grandparents, parents for the work and fishermans are returning back with their catches. Indispensable ritual of locals is first morning coffee, so don’t miss it and do the same.
Attend the Dubrovnik Summer festival
Dubrovnik Summer festival is the most representative cultural manifestation in Dubrovnik. It lasts from 10 July until 25 August every year and include performances of theatre shows, classical and folk music, ballet and dance.If you visit Dubrovnik at this part of year, attend at least one show, you won’t regret it.