What to do in Dubrovnik, Croatia

The beautiful gem that sits perfectly along the Adriatic Sea, is quickly becoming a hot-spot favorite- and for good reason! There’s so much to do in Dubrovnik for all types of travelers and ages, it’s definitely a must-visit if you’re on this side of the world. During my visit, I got to stay at the Lapad Hotel (which is another beautiful area to visit in Dubrovnik). A short walk or bus ride to the city, and you’ll find so much to do!

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1. Cable Car

If you’re an adrenalin junkie looking for the best views of the city, the Dubrovnik Cable Car is for you. The roundtrip cost is only $28, and is very worth it for the views! At the top, there‚Äôs also a panoramic restaurant/bar, shops, an amphitheater, museum, gallery, and other activities for the adventure lovers out there. Decorated with sprawling tables and umbrellas, the Panorama Restaurant sits atop the 412-meter mountain. If you want to secure an optimal viewing spot and some shade, be sure to make a reservation! Walk-ins are accepted, but you may be in a sunny area. Dine here for the freshest dishes and prime views of the Adriatic Sea (if you love seafood, order the Dalmatian Trilogy.. you won’t regret it!)

 

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2. City Walls

Another excellent choice to see Dubrovnik from above, are the city walls. The walls are 1940-meters long, with 6 fortresses scattered throughout. If your plan is to stay close to the center, this is an ideal way to begin or end your day, as you can explore the walls at your own pace! My tip would be to visit early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid the cruise-ship crowds. The cost is about $30. Along the way you’ll see cute souvenir pop-ups, restaurants/cafes with sprawling views of the water, and even get a little peak into the yards of those who live within the walls. This was also one of the filming spots for Game of Thrones, so if you’re a fan, do this!

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3. Banje Beach

A buzzing beach club is what you’d expect from Croatia, but Banje Beach has so much more to offer. Located a short walk from the walls, Banje has it all; water sports, a beach bar/restaurant, and cliff jumping. You can visit the private side, where you’ll have to pay for umbrellas, towels, and a day bed, or you can opt for the public side which fills up quite quickly, and can be somewhat pebbly. We chose the latter, and spent most of the afternoon swimming and enjoying the sports! The restaurant area has excellent cocktails, and will most likely be playing music all day.

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4. Old Town

A favorite past-time is strolling throughout the cobblestone streets of Old Town, Dubrovnik. You’ll feel as though you stepped into a GOT episode or a medieval movie, as the stone buildings tower above, and the cobblestones hug your feet. It’s easy to spend hours in this small city, browsing craft stores, hidden bars, and buzzing eateries. 

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