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Sarajevo



What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

Rock climbing, skiiing, trekking through the mountains, taking the kids to the wave pool at Termal Rivera or down the bobsled at Sunnyland, walking down the abandoned Olympic bobsled run on Trebevic, strolling around Old Town or by the Goat Bridge, having a coffee and enjoying the view from the Yellow Bastion, renting four-seater bicycles on Wilsonovo, people watching at Mixer... - Dec 25, 2017
Skiing on Olympic slopes on Jahorina and Bjelasnica, hiking with a local guide. Film festival in the summer, National Theater concerts throughout the year. - Feb 6, 2017
Outdoor activities. Skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer. - May 26, 2016
Lots of history--WWI and siege tours; cool old Olympic ruins; lots of natural beauty--mountains, waterfalls, springs; direct flights from SJJ to great travel destinations--Istanbul, Vienna, Munich, etc. - Aug 19, 2014
Good restaurants. Shopping in the old town area of Bascarcisja. There are some decent bars though the club scene is sort of Eastern European strange. - Nov 26, 2012
Skiing, biking, rafting, shopping in Old Town and enjoying the cafe culture. - Aug 17, 2011
ski, hike, shop in the old town, go to the coast. - May 31, 2011
Ski, head to the mountains for the day, visit the Turkish market, go to the coast, go to the movies (mostly in English), visit local historical sites, take a tour of Sarajevo. - May 18, 2010
There are 3 Olympic ski slopes located within a 45-minute drive. The Croatian coast is easy to go to for a long weekend. In the winter, there is an outdoor skating rink by the olympic stadium (Zetra). There are many companies that offer guided hikes as well as rafting trips. There are musical performances at the National Theater that are fairly inexpensive, including opera, symphony, and so forth. We primarily love walking and looking at the Austrian, Ottoman and Communist-era architecture, all mixed together. - Jun 19, 2009
Skiing, sleighing, hiking (with a guide or in known safe areas because of landmines), Croatian coast, dinner parties, rafting. - Dec 17, 2008