1. Tour Old Town: Old Town Bratislava's sights represent centuries of history. From Bratislava Castle, which overlooks the old town from its elevated perch, to St. Martin's Cathedral, the site of royal coronations during the time of the Hungarian Empire, Old Town holds the key to Bratislava's past development and its current popularity as a travel destination.
2. Relax in a Cafe: Bratislava's cafes exude European charm. Order a hot coffee and a sweet treat to help break up a day of sightseeing.
3. Obtain Tickets for a Performance: The Slovak National Theater in Old Town Bratislava is a historic venue for opera and ballet performances. Attending a performance is a cultural activity that you can enjoy in the evening and rest your feet at the same time!
4. Search for Souvenirs: The handmade souvenir market in Bratislava's main square is an excellent source for souvenirs. Purchase locally made crafts for yourself or friends and family back home.
5. Shop at a Seasonal Market: Seasonal markets transform Old Town Bratislava. They create excellent opportunities for those seeking souvenirs and gifts. Grab handmade gifts to decorate your home or to present to those who were unable to accompany on your visit.
6. Visit a Museum: Bratislava has its share of art museums, but the clock museum, the city museum, and the arms museum in St. Michael's Gate will teach you about specific aspects of Bratislava's history.
7. Sample Slovakian Food: Slovakian food uses hearty ingredients: meats, broths, cabbage, mushrooms, and cheeses. It's fill-you-up food at its best. Don't leave Bratislava without trying one or two national dishes.
8. Enjoy Live Music: Many of Bratislava's bars also offer live music, including rock, jazz, Latin, and blues.
9. Explore Bratislava Castle: Bratislava Castle is an important historic sight. Its interiors have been transformed into museums and the exterior has been carefully renovated.
10. Attend a Coronation Festival: Bratislava's Coronation Festivals reproduce the excitement of the royal coronations that took place during the existence of the Hungarian Empire. Held in St. Martin's Cathedral, the festivals are organized to present an authentic experience and remember Bratislava's historic significance to the region.
11. Visit Bratislava During Easter: Easter celebrations in Bratislava center around the country's traditions and an Easter crafts market. Pick up a selection of decorated eggs while you're there!
12. Visit During Christmas: The month of December is an energetic time in Bratislava. Old Town is bedecked in lights and evergreen boughs and a Christmas market allows visitors to sample seasonal treats and buy decorations and gifts.
13. Celebrate New Year's Eve in Bratislava: Old Town hosts a gigantic party on the night of December 31st. The cold weather doesn't deter either visitors or locals from welcoming the new year with enthusiasm.
14. Look Out for Annual Events: Annual events in Bratislava can enrich your travel experience. Music festivals, holidays, coronation festivals, and crafts festivals are all great reasons to travel to Bratislava during a particular time of year.
15. Experience UFO Bar: This famous bar located on New Bridge and offers a panoramic vista of Bratislava while serving up drinks and food.
16. Take a Break in Bratislava's Parks and Gardens: Palace gardens and popular parks await you if you need to escape the heat and noise of the city, which can be at its most intense during the summer tourist season. Enjoy a park or garden to relax and people watch.
17. Go Shopping: Bratislava can offer both local markets and souvenirs shops and modern shopping centers and malls. Check out a local designer or European luxury brands, which have outlets in the area located around St. Michael's Gate
18. Hunt for Antiques: If you love antiquing, check out Bratislava's antique shops, some of which have traditions as old as the items they sell. Even if you don't make a purchase, you'll see European treasures, period furniture, and art.
19. Take a Boat Cruise: A boat cruise along the Danube will show you Bratislava from its main waterway. See only Bratislava or go to Devin Castle.
20. Take a City Tour: If you want the scoop on Bratislava's sights and experience, book a city tour that will educate you about significant edifices, events, and people in Bratislava's history. You'll appreciate your time in the Slovakian capital even more and be able to tell your friends about it when you arrive home.