Why go to Zagreb
Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is beautiful, inexpensive, and convenient. You can fly into Zagreb, and catch buses to every other major city, and it’s the closest ride to Plitvice National Park.
Immediately, I knew I had made the right choice. Everything was fresh, inexpensive and nobody spoke English. I was getting a legitimate Croatian experience.
Things to Do in Zagreb
There is so much to do in Zagreb. First and foremost, stay at Wide World Hostel and Bar, because it is never dull there, and even if there’s a rainy day, the staff will make sure you have a great time!
Open air Cinema- for free!
In Zagreb there’s an open-air cinema. It is absolutely free, but you can buy food and drinks there if you want. When I went with a group from the hostel, we brought all of our own wine and food, and they let us take it all in. The movie was in English with Croatian subtitles.
I didn’t go to a pub crawl, but many of the people in my hostel did and they said they had a wonderful time. The pub crawls in Zagreb usually cost between 20 and 30 Euro, and are organized by various groups.
My friend Micha and I found this restaurant on a rainy day in Zagreb, and immediately knew we had to check it out. This restaurant is completely pirate themed and reasonably priced. It was absolutely delicious.
Zagreb has so many stores, and an incredible open-air market. It is less touristy than all the other cities I visited in Croatia, so it was easy to find food, drinks, shoes, clothes, and souvenirs. The open air market is incredible.