Go rafting in the Dunajec River and see the sights. You can grab a guide and rent the rafts, or you can take out some kayaks. Get a feel for the land and the water, but it is definitely a great way to get moving and take in the area. It is also an exciting way to experience Slovakia if this is your first time visiting.
Best Time To Visit Since you will be in the water during this attraction, it is recommended to go when the weather is warmer as it can be more comfortable.
You Should Know Those who are not familiar with the area or rafting should always make sure to bring a guide. If the water is choppy or rough, then skip doing this, as it can become dangerous to go out in the water.
Slovak Paradise National Park
There are many trails and places to picnic when you visit the Slovak Paradise National Park. The park is beautiful, and even if you are not into hiking, you can still walk through the many pastures and take a look over the fields to the flowers and other growth.
Best Time To Visit Bring some lunch during the spring or summer months and enjoy this area when it is warmer out. You can enjoy the sunshine, warmer temperatures, and more.
You Should Know There is wildlife in the area, so don't be surprised if something comes up to you while you are on the trails. There is no charge to go into the park.
The high Tatras or the Tatras Mountains both provide a way for you to enjoy some skiing if you are visiting during the colder months. Even just visiting these areas during the warmer months and hiking through the trails provides a great way to get out, explore the area, and take in a lot of the beautiful scenery.
Best Time To Visit There is not a right time, since you can go to this area and have something to do at any point in time and during any season. What you do depends on the specific month you're there during.
You Should Know This National Park protects the area that is known as the Slovak Paradise mountain range. This is one of nine different national parks in all of Slovakia.
Folk Art Centers of Bratislava
If you love folk arts and seeing things done differently, then the Folk Art Centers of Bratislava is where you want to visit. They have art pieces, stories, plays, and so much more that you can purchase tickets for or just show up and walk through the center to learn more.
Best Time To Visit You can visit this attraction at almost any time. However, when the weather becomes colder, the center does shut down.
You Should Know They are always looking for ways to continue running, so if possible, it would be nice to leave a tip. The actors are from the surrounding area and also from abroad who come to learn.
Little Danube is a smaller river and it allows visitors to come out and view the beautiful scenery or take a canoe out into the water. You can bring a guide with you and they can point out many of the places of interest along the way.
Best Time To Visit Since you are going to be in the water, you should visit this area is in the spring and summer months. You can ensure you are comfortable while on the water and in the canoe.
You Should Know This is one of the easiest and most affordable things to do in the area when you get off the ship. This little river is also known as Maly Dunaj.
The main castle found in Bratislava, this piece of history is well-preserved and beautiful. The large marble statues still stand outside and welcome you inside. The top of the hill gives a great city view and the inside of the castle takes you through the past. Take in every little bit of the castle, and even take pictures to show everyone when you get back.
Best Time To Visit Since the castle is mostly inside, you can find that visiting during the rainy or cooler days is recommended because you don't have to worry about this while inside.
You Should Know It is one of the most dominant features of the city because it is in the heart and the center of the city. View both the old city and the new city when you are visiting this castle.
Old Town Hall
Thought to be a landmark building since it has been standing for so long, it has recently been turned into the city's museum. You can see pieces of the past preserved and on display. This is not just one building, but a series of buildings that have been standing since the age of time in this little city.
Best Time To Visit Since you will be walking outside around the buildings, you will want to make sure that it is somewhat nice out. This way, you can be comfortable when going from building to building.
You Should Know Take the tour that includes the tower because you can have a 360 view of the city down below. The series of buildings was built around 1370, making them one of the oldest in the area to still be standing.
Built in the year 1300, it is one of the oldest standing pieces that can be found in the area next to the Old Town Hall. It is and was used as an entry gate to the city. Those who stand at the top of the tower are able to look down and see everyone who is coming into the city center. It was reconstructed in 1758, which changed the structure to the cylinder shape.
Best Time To Visit Since the gate is outside, visiting during the warmer months when it is not raining, or snowing is ideal. You can be comfortable while walking through and viewing all of the attractions around you.
You Should Know The statues of St. Michael and the dragon at the top were placed there during the reconstruction in 1758. There is also an Exhibit of Weapons inside the gate, so when you go in, you can see this display which is a part of Bratislava history.
There are definitely four distinct seasons in Slovakia. The summers are hot, and the winters are cold with a lot of snow. They last from December to March. Those who choose to visit usually do so during the spring and autumn months because it is warm out, but not too hot or cold. Visiting during the winter can be done, but generally, those who want to ski are the only ones who visit the area since many of the other attractions shut down during this time. When you visit is entirely up to you, but cruises only run during a specific time of the year.