A quirky hubbub of strolling nuns and street art, second-hand record shop and microbreweries, Zagreb is a trend-monger's town wrapped in old-world grace. The urban setting of sober Austro-Hungarian buildings and busy verdant meadows are found just a stone's throw from the snowy slopes of Sljeme Mountain peak. You will find the locals forever out and about and always impeccably dressed – either chatting away on park benches, shopping in the humming Dolac Market or drinking kava in elegant open-air cafés in the afternoon sun.
Zagreb is home to some seriously odd museums, notably the dramatic and rather comical Museum of Broken Relationships.
Do some people-watching in Ban Jelačić Square, check out the functionalist cool of Novi Zagreb or head to the Upper Town for a taste of scrumptious štrukli – the local pastries – in a charming eatery on a petite medieval street. End the night dancing away on the banks of the stunning Jarun Lake.