Poised on the southern coast of Croatia, Dubrovnik boasts crystal clear waters, breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea and surrounding islands, rich medieval history, delicious seafood, wine, and the loveliest weather. What more could you want?
Use Uber! Taxis can be a overpriced and unpredictable. The airport is about a 30 minute drive from the Old City.
If it is your first time to the Balkans, check out Tea Obreht's beautiful novel, The Tiger's Wife, set it the former Yugoslavia.
Azure Asian Fusion in the Old City.
Lucin Kantun Tiny little place in the Old Town with amazing food. Book in advance.
Proto Delicious seafood in a romantic setting within the City walls. Book in advance and ask to sit on the rooftop veranda.
Takenoko Tasty sushi restaurant with a view of the southern City Walls entrance.
Tauris Kinoba Incredible restaurant serving very fresh fish on Lupanska Sipan island in the Elafitis. Try the sea bass and bream!
Buza Bar There are two and both are casual beach bars built into the sea-facing cliffs and walls of the Old City. Cliff-jumping and cocktails, anyone?
Banje Beach Bar Sleek cocktail bar and lounge on the beachfront, just outside the Old City Walls.
Coco Beach Bar A cute shack bar serving up drinks on Plat’s local beach.
Culture Club Revelin Set inside the cavernous walls of the Old City, this club’s party doesn’t start until after midnight.
Pelješac peninsula wineries One hour north of Dubrovnik, this peninsula is dotted with boutique wineries and oyster farms. Book a tour or drive on your own. We loved the plavac at Milos Vineyards.
Cavtat This adorable town south of Dubrovnik has a lovely harbor, medieval streets and is a great spot for lunch and a swim.
Dubrovnik Boats The best thing to do as a couple or with a group of friends. Dubrovnik Boats is professional group that rents yachts and catamarans for daylong excursions. We particularly enjoyed our cruise around the Elafiti Islands.
Life according to Kawa Contemporary store selling local Croatian products, food, and drink. A must!
Lokrum Island A great day trip. Hike, hang-out, eat, sun-bath, Game of Throne (GOT) tours. Lokrum can be reached by ferry from the Old Town port (no need to buy tickets in advance) .
Mount Srd Hike or take the cable car up to Mount Srd, a low mountain behind Old Town Dubrovnik.
Old City Walls Walk the rampart walls during non-peak hours. The path can by extremely busy during high-season.
Ston A town at the Pelješac peninsula’s entrance that is famous for its stone walls, salt and oysters!
You have options depending on what you prefer. Either stay in Dubrovnik’s Old Town, just outside, or a few miles outside in a coastal village. We recommend staying right outside of Old Town to enjoy the view and avoid crowds. While in Croatia, we have always used AirBnb and really enjoyed the local experience.
If you want to rent a house with friends outside of the action, we recommend Plat. It is 15 minutes by car from the Old Town and 10 minutes to the airport. Cavtat is another great option, which is 25 minutes from Old Town and five minutes from the airport.