August is known as one of the hottest months of the year in Romania and since Bucharest is located in the southeastern corner of the Romanian Plain, you can expect temperatures that exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
However, there are plenty of exciting things to do here to beat the summer heat and make the most out of your trip.
In this brief Bucharest city guide, we’ve included a few fun activities which will help you experience the best of what the city has to offer – without breaking a sweat.
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Explore Bucharest’s Green Oases
There are many fantastic parks and gardens scattered around the city which would deserve to be listed in this Bucharest city guide. Here are three of them:
- Herestrau Park. The park spreads over 187 hectares around a lake you can row on. Boats and paddles boats are available for rent throughout summer. Also, refreshment kiosks and restaurants which offer great views of the lake can be spotted throughout the square. You can stroll down shadowy alleys, admiring the relaxing views; it’s a great way to spend your mornings and early afternoons.
- Cismigiu Garden is the oldest garden in the city, dating back to 1847. It’s also one of the most romantic places in Bucharest, with colorful flowers and narrow paths that take you to unexpected places, like the mysterious ruins of an old monastery.
- The Botanical Garden. Established in 1860, the garden was almost completely destroyed during the second war. Yet, despite its tumultuous history, the garden is now a quiet place in the city where you can admire over 10,000 species of plants across over 18 hectares.
Relax with a Cold Drink and Feel the Pulse of the City
Bucharest is known as a buzzing city, but the pace tends to slow down a bit during the summer. Still, Bucharest’s lively restaurants and bars are always ready to welcome thirsty visitors.
As the sunset starts to set in, we recommend heading towards Bucharest’s Old Town, a historic area that has something for everyone.
The area is packed with charming pubs and bars which offer beer on tap and an interesting, vibrant environment to enjoy them. You’ll get to interact with locals and get a sense of the vibe of the city after sunset.
And if you’re looking to drink specialty coffee, a delicious home-made lemonade, or have a delicious brunch, then you should check Dianei 4. It’s a place situated a couple of minute’s walk from University Square. The terrace is incredibly peaceful and cooling, which makes it perfect for hot summer days.
Go on an Evening Tour of the City and Enjoy a Traditional Dinner
The temperature goes down to a comfortable level during the evening, so consider saving the sightseeing part of your trip to Bucharest for this portion of the day.
To save time and make sure you’re not missing out on any of the main attractions, consider our evening tour which includes many of Bucharest’s most interesting sites:
- the Free Press Square
- the Arch of Triumph
- the Palace of Parliament
- Union Square
- the Village Museum
- and others.
As a way to top everything off, you’ll also get to enjoy a traditional dinner in one of Bucharest’s prime restaurants which serve authentic food.
To open up your appetite, here are four traditional Romanian dishes you may want to look for on the menu.
You can get more details about the tour and reserve a place here.
Bucharest City Guide: Start Planning Your Next Epic Adventure Today!
We hope the information in this brief Bucharest city guide has built up your enthusiasm for planning a visit to Bucharest this summer.
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