Fly Away: Prague
Business travel to Prague? If you insist...
I traveled to Prague, Czech Republic for a work conference in early July. It is my second time in Prague and I was excited about being able to explore more of this gorgeous city. Let me give you some of the details of my stay and, of course, food!
I stayed at the Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre. It was located in Praha 4 (how they zone their neighborhoods) and near many great sites and restaurants. I loved the modern decor and especially appreciated the buffet breakfast each morning. Also, it was convenient to the tram if you wanted to hop down to Praha 1 (5 minutes away by tram), putting you closer to Charles Square and the Prague Castle. If the tram isn't for you, the hotel coordinates taxis for you are very reasonable rates. Props to Holiday Inn!
The Holiday Inn was walking distance from Táborská Brána and a park. You walk through these cobblestone streets and hidden through the park were little pubs and eateries. Also, the park had some amazing views from on top of the city.
Now you all know I love to eat! Prague is known for its meats, potatoes, cabbage, dumplings, and (certainly not least), beer. I had them all during my stay! Beers are plentiful throughout Prague and typically cost between $1-2 USD, making them cheaper than water in most restaurants. The evening of my arrival, I had dinner at V Čase, which was conveniently located down the street from my hotel. It was a cute bistro serving all traditional Czech food. The waitress was very friendly and helpful in assisting me with selecting my sides. I ordered schnitzel and mashed potatoes and it was amazing!!! The sauces that complimented the schnitzel were a mustard based sauce and a pesto-like sauce, and were the perfect pairing. The portions were quite large and I couldn't finish it all (though I tried because it was so good!).
I had another dinner at Arrosto Ristorante, a Mediterranean restaurant. The inside of the restaurants was beautiful and I was seated next to this magnificent tree in the middle of one of the dining rooms. For a starter, I had a feta and roasted red pepper salad which was to die for! The feta throughout Prague is some of the best feta I've ever had. For my main entree, I had prawns in tomato sauce with olives and capers. Devine!!! The restaurant also had several nice outdoor areas, but a thunderstorm came through right before dinner.
During my final evening, I met with colleagues for dinner and drinks at Letna Beer Garden. It was a gorgeous beer garden located in the middle of a park with great views of the city. I sipped on cider and ordered brats and fries. It was the perfect location for a sunset dinner/happy hour.
Check out the rest of my touristy adventures on our other Prague page, highlighting my tour with Prague Urban Adventures. Overall, I love Prague and encourage folks to check it out if they're ever in Europe!