A charming, historic city in the Czech Republic, Prague is brimming with opportunities for travelers to enjoy delicious food, unique architecture, lively nightlife, and culture. The city is compact, which means it’s easy to walk everywhere or hop on the tram to get around a bit faster. If you have only two days to spend in “the heart of Europe,” here are some of the sites you simply cannot miss.
9 AM - BREAKFAST AT CAFE SAVOY
VITEZNA 124/5 150 00 PRAGUE 5, CZECH REPUBLIC
It’s important to fill up on a delicious breakfast before hitting the town, and Cafe Savoy is a great local spot for a satisfying first meal in Prague. Oozing with charm and sweet carbs to savor, try the French toast, croissants, or the Savoy breakfast which includes eggs, toast, ham and cheese, chocolate cake, and hot chocolate. Be sure to also grab a cup of coffee because the caffeine will be necessary!
10:30 AM - PRAGUE CASTLE
119 08 PRAGUE 1, CZECH REPUBLIC
The Prague Castle is one of the top tourist destinations in the Czech Republic and for good reason: the beautiful architecture will take your breath away, and the history of the towering buildings will do the same. While the site is referred to as a singular castle, there are actually several gorgeous palaces and buildings on the site, each unique and more beautiful than the next. There are also grand and spectacular gardens so it's worthwhile to book a guided tour to learn about the palaces as you explore.
2 PM - LUNCH AT HOME KITCHEN
JUNGMANNOVA 734/8, 110 00 PRAGUE 1, CZECH REPUBLIC
Home Kitchen strives to provide a homey feel for all it's guests, and if the ambience doesn’t make you feel all warm and cozy, the delicious menu certainly will. With four locations throughout the city, Home Kitchen serves up tasty and traditional food that will leave you both satisfied and wanting more. Sample savory soups or one of the seasonal meat dishes.
5 PM - OLD TOWN SQUARE
STAROMESTSKE NAM. 110 00 PRAGUE 1, CZECH REPUBLIC
The Old Town Square is full of interesting things to see and do, and is especially magical around Christmas-time, when it transforms into a holiday wonderland. But no matter the time of year, the Church of St. Nicholas, the astronomical clock tower you can tour (which was build in the medieval period and is absolutely stunning), and myriad of shops and cafes will keep you busy for hours.
8:30 PM - DISH FINE BURGER BISTRO
RIMSKA 1196/29, 120 00 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
There’s no better way to unwind and celebrate the end of a busy day than with gourmet burgers and a few brews, and Dish Fine Burger Bistro offers exactly that. Piled high with mouth-watering toppings, wash it down with a local beer that will impress even the most discerning foodie in this hip spot.
11 PM - KARLOVY LAZNE CLUB
SMETANOVO NABR. 198/1, 110 00 PRAGUE 1, CZECH REPUBLIC
Prague may be small, but don’t let that trick you into thinking there isn’t a vibrant bar and club scene. For anyone who likes a good party, there’s Karlovy Lazne Club. Five stories of DJs, drinks and dancing, private boxes and VIP rooms are available for club elite, along with a bar made entirely of ice. It’s called Ice Pub (naturally), and you will want to make reservations.
10 AM - NAPLAVKA FARMERS MARKET
NAPLAVKA, PRAGUE 2, CZECH REPUBLIC
If your trip to Prague falls over a weekend, day two should commence with a visit to the local farmer’s market. The Naplavka Farmers Market will be bustling with people eager to sample and snack on fresh fruits and vegetables along with drinks and hot dishes. The market is located on the riverfront, so feel free to toss some bread to the swans while you wander and enjoy your breakfast.
11:30 AM - JOHN LENNON WALL
VELKOPREVORSKE NAMESTI, 100 00 PRAGUE 1, CZECH REPUBLIC
A dedicated public art and graffiti piece honoring John Lennon's death, in 2014, art students painted the wall entirely white with the phrase “Wall Is Over.” New art immediately began to fill the space with images and messages inspired by the Beatles, peace, and love. While the wall is different than it was back in the '80s (and changes every day!), it’s a beautiful and moving must-see while in Prague. Feel free to add your own touch.
1:30 PM - THE PRAGUE BEER MUSEUM
DLOUHA 720/46, 110 00 PRAGUE 1-STARE MESTO, CZECH REPUBLIC
The Prague Beer Museum is the perfect stop for the lunchtime ale-lover. A solid meal of pub fare, there are over 30 beers on tap available for tasting, so plan to have a drawn out midday break where the helpful staff can suggest a few to try.
3 PM - MUSEUM OF COMMUNISM
NA PRIKOPE 10 PRAGUE 1, 110 00 CZECH REPUBLIC
An institution highlighting the rise and fall of communism by theme: The Dream, The Reality, and the Nightmare, learn about the unique politics of Czechoslovakia and the former Soviet Union. Filled with art, papers, photos, and recreations of a Soviet era factory, interrogation room, and classroom, the museum provides a powerful education about the city’s not-so-distant past.
7 PM - DINNER AT NASE MASO
DLOUHA 39, 110 00 PRAGUE 1 CZECH REPUBLIC
Ultra-tasty meat is on the menu for a heavy meal at Nase Maso, which is both a butcher shop and restaurant. Go with a group so you can sample a variety of their acclaimed sausages, meatloaf, and pork. Everything is cooked to order during a single seating at 7 p.m., so plan ahead and make sure you arrive with an appetite.
9 PM - STATE OPERA
WILSONOVA 4, 110 00 PRAGUE 1 CZECH REPUBLIC
Madame Butterfly, Aida, and Peer Gynt are all on the schedule for the 2016-2017 season at Prague’s State Opera, and what better way to round out a packed day in the city than by taking in a world-famous opera in a historic venue? The theater was built in 1888, and is just as mesmerizing as the music itself.
WHERE TO STAY: BOSCOLO PRAGUE
SENOVAZNE NAM. 991/13, 110 00 PRAGUE 1 CZECH REPUBLIC
Sleep in style at the fabulous five-star Boscolo Prague hotel. Located near the river, the views are to die for. An enormous indoor pool is outfitted with it's own hallways and rooms, while the actual sleeping quarters are styled with furniture so cozy and chic you may not ever want to leave.