What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?
Sports (swimming, walking, hiking, climbing, skiing, biking, adventure sports, riding), exploring caves, take a stroll in the old town of Ljubljana, culture, (there are many artists and musicians in the city, many events are free of charge) ... going shopping to the market,.. - Jul 2014
Lakes, mountain hiking, beaches, castles, historical cities, nice countryside, and so on. - Aug 2011
Lots. One can hike, ski, swim, sail, visit the caves (both Postojna and Skocjan are worth visiting), visit Maribor, Skofja Loka, Piran, and many other towns, sample wine, eat good food, watch World Cup ski races, etc. Croatia, Italy, and Austria are also very close and can be visited in a day trip. - Jun 2011
Visit the countryside and neighbouring countries. - Mar 2011
There's a large indoor water park as well as an outdoor water park, there is a zoo, an indoor go cart track, movie theaters in English, museums, huge caves (one has a train to take you down into it), lots of castles, lakes, mountains, skiing. There are lots musical events to attend and plenty of festivals... beer, lace, honey, wine, ski jump/Mardi gras, even a cow ball. - Jun 2010