Prague is at the top of a lot of people's travel bucket lists, and for good reason! It's relatively cheap, easy to get to, the city is beautiful, and the people are some of the friendliest you'll meet. There is a ton to do in the Bohemian city, but here are 5 that you shouldn't miss out on!
1) Eat a Trdelnik
This is essentially a donut, wrapped around a cone-shaped stick before being deep friend and coated in sugar. It is just as delicious as it sounds! You can find them all over Prague from street vendors to more-permanent bakery establishments. Some places you can even get them filled with ice cream! I personally enjoyed one while watching the changing of the guards at the castle and admiring the view of the city.
2) Drink a Pilsner Urquell
The original pilsner style beer was brewed not far from Prague in Pilsen (you can tour the brewery if you want!). Today, Pilsner Urquell is known all over the world and, I dare say, the beer of choice when in the Czech Republic. To do this, you can either go to a pub and grab one, or drink one with your meal at any one of the fantastic restaurants in the city.
3) Visit the Prague Castle
There are two ways to get to this castle set up high on a hill overlooking the city. You can hike up a set of stairs to get there, or take the tram. Make sure you download the HERE WeGo maps app and the offline map for the Czech Republic to make navigating there easy.
4) Get lost in the city
Prague is a maze of cobble stone streets and narrow alleys that emerge into beautiful squares. Spend some time just wandering the city, admiring the architecture, and getting a feel for what it's like to be a local. We found a perfect little bistro/grocery store/bar where we got breakfast most mornings by doing just this. If you're interested, the place is called Food Story and it has a great selection of hot dishes, bakery items, coffees, and more. If you aren't a fan of breakfast food, like Aaron, next door is a burrito place called Burrito Loco. They have fantastic food too!
5) Go on an off-beat tour
We always try to do something unique or unusual when we visit a place. In Prague, we did 2! One was a tour of an abandoned nuclear bunker and the other was a tour of the old waste water cistern. Both were fascinating, got us out of the old city center, gave us quite a unique experience, and offered a cool respite from the unseasonably hot weather Prague was receiving. The nuclear bunker tour meets not far from the old town square, but the cistern tour takes some work getting to. If you're an engineer though, the cistern tour is top notch.
BONUS: Go to the Market
If you happen to be in Prague on a Saturday morning, head to the market along the river. It's actually pretty small, but you can get some pretty tasty (and cheap) eats there. For directions and an address on where the markets (and all markets in Prague) are located, check out this link. Depending on where you are staying, you may need to take the subway system. Just beware, the escalators to get down to the subway system are wicked fast. Like, terrifyingly fast. Just a warning.