• Jizerské Pekárny (★★)
    • If you’ve got a list of traditional Czech baked goodies to try, this bakery is the place to try them. No frills spot with tasty and reasonably priced bites.
  • Lokál Dlouhááá (★)
    • Very traditional Czech comfort food, a friend said the beef tartar here was even better than Naše Maso’s.
  • Naše maso (★)
    • Solid burger and beef tartar, wash down with all you can drink draft beer on tap. This small butcher shop literally NO place to sit though.
  • Angelato (★)
    • Because no matter what city I’m in, I always want some good gelato!


The list doesn’t include the obvious like visiting St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, Prague Astronomical Clock, etc. since I know you will see those things anyway. A good way to get some of Praha’s history, see sights, and get exercise is to take one of the many free walking tours provided. We liked Generation Tours’ Prague Castle Walking Tour.

Also – if you have a bit more time we highly recommend spending a night or two in Cesky Krumlov.

  • Klementinum (★)
    • Has some cool views of Prague and a really old library (sadly you can only take pictures with your eyes). Go earlier in the day to reserve a timed ticket, they do run out towards the end.
  • Metronome (★)
    • Nice hike with views of the city.

OTY’s ★ Rating System
Our rating is similar to the Michelin guide, but applied to attractions as well as restaurants.  Most places won’t be Michelin-priced as we’re on a budget, and sometimes a star may reflect exceptionally good value (like free!).  Since we don’t like to be negative, we don’t include any places that we wouldn’t recommend.
(★★★) Exceptional attraction/cuisine, worth a special journey. Wish we could go back again!
(★★) Delicious and/or delightful, this spot is worth a detour.
(★) Good pitstop, especially if you’re in the area.