View from above Banje Beach looking at Old City Dubrovnik.

The 10 Best Things To Do in Dubrovnik

1. Walk the City Walls

Dubrovnik’s medieval walls offer visitors an unforgettable 1-mile stroll above a labyrinth of stone streets and terra cotta rooftops of the Old City. For all the details and a photo journey around the walls, go HERE.

Dubrovnik Croatia wall walk

2. Stroll the Stradum then Get Lost in Backstreet of Old City

The entire Old City of Dubrovnik, within the medieval walls, is a pedestrian-only area. The Stadrum is the main promenade, which stretches from Pile Gate across to Ploče Gate. Listen to musicians play, grab some ice cream, and soak in the sites from one end of town to the other. Don’t spend all your time on the main stretch; get lost in the back streets to find cozy wine bars, like D’vino, or quiet alleyways with laundry fluttering in the breeze out the windows above.

The Stadrun is the main stretch through old city, filled with shops, musicians, café, and ice creams counters.
The Stadrun is the main stretch through old city, filled with shops, musicians, café, and ice creams counters.
3. Bath on Banje Beach

Just outside the city walls, Banje Beach has more than just golden sand, glimmering turquoise water, and a buzzing beach scene. The public beach also has an insane vantage point of Old City Dubrovnik, jutting out into the Adriatic right in front of you.

View from above Banje Beach looking at Old City Dubrovnik.
View from above Banje Beach looking at Old City Dubrovnik.
4. Visit Fort Lovrijenac

Filled with rich history, amazing views, and major Game of Thrones vibes, Fort Lovrijenac is a must-see for anyone visiting Dubrovnik. For more on the jaw-dropping 11th century fortress, click HERE.

A look at Old City Dubrovnik from Fort Lovrijenac (St. Lawrence's Fortress).
A look at Old City Dubrovnik from Fort Lovrijenac (St. Lawrence’s Fortress).
5. Spend a Swanky Evening on the Terrace of Hotel Excelsior

The recently renovated Hotel Excelsior has one of the best waterfront locations in all of Dubrovnik with an unbeatable vantage point looking out at the medieval Old City in the distance. Luckily, the luxury property revamped its massive terrace with plush seating, sprawling umbrellas, and a killer bar to fully take advantage of the setting. Head over for sunset cocktails and watch as the sky turn electric shades of pink as the sun dips below Adriatic horizon. IMG_3936

6. Take the Tram up to the Hilltop FortRESS

For the ultimate city-meets-sea view point, take the cable car up to the top of Mt. Srd. Visit the Napoleon-era hilltop fort and enjoy panoramic views of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic below.

7. Peek into the Memorial Room of the dubrovnik defenders

On the ground floor of Sponza Palace off the Stradun in the Old City lies the Memorial Room of the Dubrovnik Defenders. Lined with photographs and artifacts for the 1991-1992 battle with the Yugoslav Army for Croatia’s independence, the simple room is a powerful and sobering reminder of all the brave souls who fought to defend the city.

8. Treat Yourself to a Special Dinner

On the shores of the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik’s tasty culinary scene revolves around seafood; however, its mix of influences (Italian, Turkish, Greek, Hungarian, and more!) make the cuisine even more special. For a memorable meal in Dubrovnik, snag a table at one of these two amazing restaurants within the Old City walls: HERE.

9. Kayak out to Lokrum Island

Kayaking is a legit activity in Dubrovnik. Every time you glance out at the mesmerizing Adriatic, you’re sure to see a flock of kayaks gliding along the blue water. Once you see how stunning the Old City Dubrovnik looks against the rocky Croatian coastline, you’ll understand why everyone wants to get out on the water for a killer vantage point. There are numerous outfitters to choose from, but the best ones take you out around Lokrum Island, back past the Old City, and into Game of Thrones cove between the Old City and Fort Lovrijenac.

10. Sunset Cocktails on the Rocky Cliffside at Buza Bar

Built into the steep rocky cliff outside of Dubrovnik’s city walls, Buza Bar is one of the most iconic cocktail spots in the world. Everyone gathers on the rocks to enjoy cocktails as the sun melts away in the distance. For more on this one-of-a-kind bar, click HERE.

Buza Bar cocktails bar drinks Dubrovnik Croatia

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