Ahh, the city of stairs! If you're looking for a great butt workout with some pretty views, pop on over to Prague and you'll get a leg workout too. I kid, but I'm also quite serious when I say: bring comfortable walking shoes. Prague is an unbelievably gorgeous city where you will want to take pictures of everything. I know I did! Vacationing in Prague was absolutely delightful! From drinking beer brewed by monks to the absolute perfect weather, we loved every moment. Even while hiking up all those stairs!
I also didn't know any Czech but lucky for us, we encountered many gracious people who spoke English and a lot of restaurants have English menus. Speaking of restaurants, keep these little tidbits in mind during your meal:
You will have to pay for things like butter, ketchup and sauces. It's not expensive but they're not free.
Like most of Europe, you do not get free refills and water is not free unless you specify tap water.
You'll want to tip around 10 - 15% at restaurants.
Don't panic when you see you're bill. Most of our dinners came out around 850 koruna which is approximately $38 USD depending on the exchange rate at the time.
We stayed at an Airbnb near the castle and while everything in the castle (including the gardens) closes at 6:00pm, the castle stays open later! We were able to explore the exterior of all these gorgeous buildings at 8:30pm with almost no one around - we had the place to ourselves and soaked it all in. If you have the opportunity to do this, I know you won't regret it!
We were in Prague for 3 glorious days and while we did a lot, we moved at a leisurely pace, ate lots of food and frequently stopped for beer because calories don't count on vacation. Anyways, without further ado here is our 3 day itinerary in Prague:
Arrive at the Prague airport and take an Uber to our Airbnb
Walk down across the Charles Bridge to explore the city
Dinner at Rilke Restaurant
Letenske Sady Park and a stop for beer
Lunch at Nase Maso
Concert in the Prague Castle
Dinner at Klasterni Pivovar Strahov
Our suitcase broke so we spent the morning looking for a new one. Side note: cheap wheels and cobblestone don't mix well.
Petrin Lookout Tower
Prague Castle (It was so beautiful we couldn't stay away!)
Old Town Square
Dinner at No Stress
We did not want to leave this beautiful city and felt like there was so much more to see so we cannot wait for our next vacation in Prague!
Is Prague on your bucket list? If it's not, it should be! While you're in Europe, I would also 100% recommend visiting the Amalfi Coast in Italy. I have the inside scoop on how to visit the famously gorgeous cost without breaking the bank too!