Places to visit in Romania

Leisure in Romania
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Updated 2020-03-04 11:50

Romania is partially located in the Carpathian Mountains; therefore, the country offers great and unique opportunities from beautiful sceneries to see, to outdoor activities people can do in every season. Find the Romanian map of the most beautiful places to see, along with the family activities you can enjoy here. 

Nature in Romania

Do you love exploring nature? Then Romania is the perfect place to “feed” this pleasure. Don’t miss the breath-taking Danube Delta, which is Europe’s second-largest river delta. Climbing the mountains will be your favourite activity, as Romania is proud to have great Carpathian landscapes. Don’t miss the Bucegi Mountains, as well as Rodna ones, which have flowered valleys and clear lakes. Then there are the Calimani National Park and Apuseni Natural Park, which are the mountain flowers and birds’ paradise. If you are lucky, you can spot wild animals, such as black goats, wolves, deer or bears. 

Sea lovers can explore the coastal landscapes of the Black Sea, from Constanta, which is the party capital, to the tranquil, still wild Corbu beach. 

Sports and outdoor activities in Romania

  • Bicycle tourism in Romania is more and more popular. You can enrol in an organised and mapped route, which starts from the Iron Gate, then in the narrowing in the Danube Valley, then the border with Bulgaria. You can also choose to explore the beautiful Transylvanian Saxon villages by bike. 
  • Skying on the high Slopes of the Carpathians will delight the winter sports fans. From December to March, you can go skying at Sinaia, Predeal, Poiana Brasov, Vatra Dornei or Campulung Moldovenesc. 
  • Swim at the best Aqua Park in the country at the Acvatic Paradise, which is located in Brasov and is 24 thousand kilometres big. Also, you can try the thermal spas at Felix or Tasnad, or the salty bathings in Sovata. 
  • Natural Spas - Romania is home to over 70 natural spas and a third of Europe's thermal springs. Balneotherapy (a traditional medical treatment of bathing) makes tourists flock to Romania's coastal regions in large numbers to experience the treatment's benefits first hand. Some of the largest thermal spas are located in the regions of Baile Felix, Tusnad, Sovata, and Baile Herculane.

Family activities in Romania

Romania is a great travel destination, with family-friendly activities to do. These things to do are inexpensive and less costly and touristy compared with other European nations:

  • Visit the Danube delta, nature’s miracle garden;
  • Pay a visit to Libearty Bear Sanctuary;
  • Ride the old Mocanita Steam Train;
  • Go to the Dracula Castle, at Bran or the one from Pasul Tihuta;
  • Enjoy the Berca Mud Volcanoes;
  • Visit Sarmisegetuza Regia.

Cultural activities in Romania

Romania is also a cultural spring for those who are looking to enrich their knowledge. You can try to explore the unique architecture, with nice blends of the new and the old style, visit the amazing castles, such as Bran, Peles or Covin, and relish in the local cuisine. Sarmale, mititei or papanasi are few of the tastiest dishes to try in Romania.

The festivals in Romania are covering all tastes. For those who love classical music, they need to go to the George Enescu Music Festival, in Bucharest. On the other hand, the youngsters will love the Untold Festival or Electric Castle festival, the most appreciated ones in the country and also in Europe. 

Urban activities in Bucharest

In addition to beautiful natural landscapes and a variety of cultural events, there is an urban lifestyle to explore. In major cities, you will not be strapped for a choice of dining options, nightclubs, bars, and more.

The Romanian cities are excellent year-round destinations, so why not consider some city-breaks here? The most beautiful cities are blending old and new in interesting and unique ways. Go to Sibiu, Brasov, Cluj Napoca, or Timisoara, and you will enjoy the landscapes, the tasty Romanian food, along with the friendly, welcoming Romanian spirit. 

 Useful links:

Romania National Tourism Office
Romania Tourism

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