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Voted the European Green Capital by the European Commission in 2016, Slovenia's capital offers multiple places to reconnect with nature, including Tivoli Park. This expansive park – which measures about 2 square miles – features chestnut tree-lined paths, a fish pond, a botanical garden and a variety of statues and fountains. On-site amenities range from an outdoor pool to sports courts to an open-air gallery designed by Jože Plecnik.

According to former visitors, Tivoli Park is a terrific place to enjoy some peace and quiet without straying far from the city center. In addition to offering well-maintained walkways and lawns for picnics, leisurely strolls, jogs and bike rides, the park is home to several cafes that previous vacationers said served superb cups of coffee. For those with children, past travelers recommend taking advantage of the on-site playground and bowling alley and visiting the Ljubljana Zoo, which sits in the southwestern part of the park.

Tivoli Park's eastern end is situated a few blocks west of Prešeren Square, the Triple Bridge and Ljubljana Cathedral, among other Ljubljana Old Town attractions. Its location means it's easy to reach on foot or by bike from the city center. Multiple buses also stop outside the park's main entrance off of Celovška cesta, where two parking lots and the sports complex reside. The park permits visitors 24 hours a day. Although there is no admission fee to visit, some park facilities cost extra to use. To learn more about Tivoli Park, check out Ljubljana Tourism's website.

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#1 Ljubljana Old Town (Staro mesto)

Ljubljana's past is hard to miss in its historical city center. Home to must-see sights like Prešeren Square, the Triple Bridge and Ljubljana Castle, the Ljubljana Old Town area features a mix of Gothic, Baroque and art nouveau architecture. Throughout the neighborhood, you'll find colorful buildings, pedestrian-only thoroughfares, ample shops and charming open-air cafes that overlook the Ljubljanica river. Plus, several of Slovenian architect Jože Plecnik's most iconic structures reside in this part of town. Don't miss the Plecnik-designed Central Market, which hosts a popular food market (Open Kitchen) every Friday from mid-March through October.

Travelers rave about the Ljubljana Old Town region, saying it offers a perfect blend of old and new. Though many suggest a summer visit so you can attend the weekly food market and people-watch while sipping a coffee outdoors, others highly recommend arriving in December to enjoy the city's festive Christmas decorations and holiday markets. No matter when you visit, vacationers say you'll discover well-maintained buildings, friendly locals and a great selection of eateries and watering holes.

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