Prague Wasn't Always a Destination
Prague steadily becomes more and more popular each year. What was once a hidden gem, where tourism was minimal, prices were low, and hype unknown, is now one of those 'biggie' go-tos in Europe. To preserve the magic of the city who survived WWII, Prague is very serious about its charismatic preservation. The byproduct is the attention that is it now receiving. And though prices are higher, and as more Americans and Europeans are flooding the city, we beyond a doubt, still recommend adding Prague to your bucket list.
Weather in The Summer Months
The weather in July can be somewhat skewed. Some days are scattered with showers, some are overcast, and all other days a steady 60-80 degrees fahrenheit with fluffy cloud coverage. Don't let the idea of inconsistent weather scare you, however, it's still a wonderful time so far as climate goes. You will not need pants (but to keep up the fashion, you'll want them) and outer-layers will become accessories. We would recommend an umbrella however...
The Main Attractions
Everyone, every book, and every blog is going to mention Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and Old Town Square. This is the, "Prague Trio." Definitely worth the visit.
The President of Prague actually takes residency in the castle, which surrounds a 14th century St. Vitus Cathedral sheltering former kings, priests, and emperors. Speaking of, the cathedral is one of the coolest parts, with exquisitely designed stained glass windows and eloquent tombs of sculpted marble and age old stones. Make this one of your picture worthy sites. From the gardens and balcony's of the castle you have spectacular views of the Vltava River, Charles bridge and downtown Prague.
Other attractions of the city are the historical anatomical clock –nearly 650 years old, Petrin Park, old town Prague, the Mala District, Karlovy Vary (a spa town outside of Prague), the Prague Beer Museum, Underground Prague, and the Vinohrady Neighborhood.
Events and To-Do's
Last year Prague began a wondeful little thing known as the "Street Food Festival." Genie Travel hasn't a had a chance to make it yet, but over 2000 people are showing up for a well done, eclectic and delicious festival showcasing local and international cuisine! The festival is in the Zizkov District and is officially a must do if you are in the city during the summer months.
Getting There and Getting Around
The time to begin planning your 2016 Prague vacation is now. Flights to Prague tend to fluctuate rapidly, so keep an out and lock in what the lowest fare is going to be. Often, there are vacation packages for the destination so contact us and start the planning early.
Once you're there. Travel by train or taxi. Staying in the city (such as right in the heart of old or downtown) is most preferable. In the city the old trolly will get you most anywhere you want to go, whilst taxi cabbing will be your best bet. Just like Italy, it's better to not risk your safety or international driving record!
Thanks for reading. Happy Travels!
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