Romania is one of Eastern Europe's most beautiful countries. It is rich with cultural attractions, beautiful natural scenery, and fun excursions for those looking to get out and explore the countryside. Below is a list of a few of the coolest places to plan to see during your vacation.
Mamaia- Beach Lovers Paradise
This beach resort is located right on the Black Sea. It's very popular with Europeans looking for a party atmosphere. It's got a similar vibe to South Beach in Miami or or the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. There are huge DJ hosted parties on the beach and lots of cool nightlife.
That's not to say that it's not a place you can't take your family. There are stretches of the beach that don't have a party atmosphere. There are even a couple of outstanding water parks that are favorites with couples with young kids.
Sinaia- Skiing and Hiking
If you are traveling to Romania during the cooler months, you might like to head to Sinaia. This is a mountain top town that gets its name after Mount Sinai. Originally the town was the location of a monastery. The monastery is one of the town's many tourist attractions. Another attraction is the beautiful Peles castle.
During the spring and fall tourists take advantage of the nice weather to hike around the mountain. There are great hiking trails and well maintained parks that afford you a spectacular view of the countryside.
If you're visiting during the winter months, then you will be able to go downhill skiing. The town is a hot spot for skiing fanatics because of the great runs and the beautiful Carpathian scenery.
Sighisoara- An Medieval Walled Town
For history buffs, Sighiora is a must see town. It is a UNESCO protected site. The town is a wonderfully preserved example of a medieval walled city. You can take a walking tour of the town and visit museums that showcase medieval weaponry. There is also a special medieval festival every summer, so if you're planning a summer trip, this is a don't-miss stop.
Old Town, Bucharest
You should definitely not miss Bucharest. It's the capital city, and one has beautiful architecture, museums, and great restaurants. While there are lots of places to see in Bucharest, one you shouldn't miss is Old Town. This is an area of Bucharest that has been immaculately restored to look like it did when it was in its heyday. Many of the buildings were built during the 15th and 16th century. Walking tours of Old Town will go over the historical importance of the town and its role during the different eras of Romania's turbulent history. The Bucharest city tours will cover the towns start as a foundation city for the capital, its importance as a place where craftsman and cultural centers flourished, and its near demolition during the rein of Ceaușescu.