What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?
In the city, you might need to explore a bit on your own - I had a feeling that the offer is not actually served on the plate when you research online. If you have a feeling that the city is ugly and with no "history" - have in mind that most of it was destroyed in WWII and while it may not seem like other European capitals, you need to accepts what is offered. Stara Varoš - old town, preko Morae - the new brutalist architecture area, bunch of bridges over river Moraa (for such a small city!), knjižara (bookstore) Karver, Ljubovi (with a nice view) and Gorica (hills), Barutana - WWII monument on the way to Cetinje, Underhill movie festival, Centar savremene umjetnost (Center for contemporary art), KIC Budo Tomovi (cultural center), King's Park, Sastavci and the old bridge (a flavor of really old Podgorica)... Street art is definitely a hidden gem, on the rise - old school graffiti in between the socialist blocks in the new part of the city, variety of things at old kasarne buildings, few murals and decorated amphitheaters around the center. Google "K13 graffiti crew", "Mišo Joski?"... Outside of Podgorica, just a few tips: Cetinje is the cultural capital (and old royal capital), if you're into art and culture; bunch of coastal cities such as Kotor have their own festivals; sweet old cities such as Kotor, Perast, Herceg Novi, Sveti Stefan, Budva, Stari Bar... and please google "Gospa od škrpjela" island. If you love nature, see Rijeka Crnojevi?a and Durmitor, the birds at Skadar and Ulcinj (saline). Hiking? "Montenegro phototrekking tour". If you want to go out, cities such as Tirana and Dubrovnik are not that far, you have regular plane rides to Rome, Belgrade, Germany... - Jul 2020
Skiing, sledding, and any beach-type activities. I've seen jet-skiing, boat rides, parasailing, etc. - Aug 2010