Bucharest is one of the hottest Eastern Europes destinations for this year (2018). The reason for this is the cheap flights, beautiful architecture, countless museums and vibrant nightlife.
Car rentals in the city are cheap but the main problem is parking, with a crazy excess amount of cars in the city public transportation and Uber’s make this city less friendly toward rental cars. Uber’s are extremely cheap in Bucharest and widely used. We recommend Uber for Bucharest.
What to Do
- Free Walking Tour – The easiest way to really see most of the sites in the city and really get a proper explanation of the history of each site, a free walking tour is your best option. at 10:30 and 15:00 every day from the fountain in the center of the city (Unirii park) there are two different tours. You can read all about the highlights of each tour by visiting the following website.
- Museums – Bucharest has a seriously large amount of museums, there are museums for each person’s taste. If you like art the National Museum of Art of Romania is definitely worth a visit.
- Shopping – Relative to eastern Europe, shopping isn’t cheap in Bucharest. However, with an abundance of mall’s throughout the city, prices tend to be slightly cheaper than western European prices.
- Escape Rooms – Bucharest has some absolutely amazing escape rooms, and the prices are very low. Quest Mission – Epic Escape Rooms is definitely worth going to.
- Transylvania – if you have the time, a detour from Bucharest to the Dracula region of Romania is worth the trip, you can rent a car and head to the castles of Transylvania or find 2-3 day tours through the region.
Where To Eat
- Curu Cu Bere – This place, is one of the most amazing restaurant experiences in Europe. During the lunch hours, you can eat some amazing food (decently moderate prices) while enjoying some live classical music. But if you want to have an amazing dinner experience, go around 19:30 and ask to be seated in the cellar (you probably will need a reservation), at night they have some amazing live folk music, with a crazy atmosphere this place is absolutely phenomenal (not to everyone’s taste, but if you want to eat some good Romanian food while listening to some amazing gypsy music, this is the place to go).
- Bistro Guxt – This bistro is not super cheap for Bucharest’s standards ( 15-25 euro’s per person). The food here is unbelievable (try the duck breast), one of Bucharest’s top-rated restaurants.
- Stadio – This restaurant is quite cheap (beware! Water here is excessively expensive). The food is quite good and the business lunch specials are very cheap.
1. Control Club – During the winter the nightlife isn’t as lively as the summer, but there usually is live music and a decent party going on at Control.
2. Strada Gabroveni – This street has tons of bars and clubs and is usually popping all year round, Mojo and Beer O’clock are usually lively till 1-2 in the morning.
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