The New York Times: Remarkable architecture, rich history and excellent eating, drinking and shopping options: There is something for everyone in this gorgeous city on the Vltava River.
Prague has become one of the most visited cities in Europe for good reason: remarkable architecture, rich history and excellent drinking and eating options. Once thought of as slightly behind the times, the Czech capital is also experiencing a renewed interest in design and fashion, with dozens of new shops. Happily, many of the best new boutiques, restaurants and pubs are either outside or on the edge of the heavily touristed city center. Thanks to Prague’s excellent public transportation, you can whiz from new attractions in the once-ignored neighborhood of Smichov, south of the guidebook sites in the Mala Strana district, out to the residential but party-friendly areas of Vinohrady and Zizkov east of Old Town. Even in more central areas, catching up on Prague’s cutting edge usually means avoiding crowds. Read more.