When you travel to Tallinn, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Tallinn, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Tallinn to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Tallinn things to do can include exploring Tallinn attractions and visiting the places of interest.
This Orthodox cathedral in the name of Saint Alexander Nevsky was constructed in 1900 under the Roman ruling, and this is the largest cupola cathedral in Tallinn.
Placed at the core of this ancient hanseatic town, the Town Hall Square plays a prominent role in present Tallinn as well. In summer it is a venue for festivals, fairs and concerts and in winter it turns out to be a spectacular Christmas market, which draws lots of tourists.
Being a favourite location for families, Tallinn has a lot of avenues for kids. The wonderful Kadriorg area, outside the old Tallinn, has large playgrounds, ponds, parks and fountains for the kids to have fun. Pirita area is chic and thrilling where kids can indulge in beach activities and water sports or just play around in the beach and go for a boat ride as well. Kids will enjoy Rocca al Mare, which accommodates the Tallinn Zoo, and the splendid Estonian Open Air Museum has a lot of fun to offer for the kids. The Kalamaja Childrens Museum is full of art and science wonders for children.
Situated at the centre of Toompea Hill, this Medieval Dome church is, one of the most poignant historical attractions in Tallinn.
Built in the 19th century, this grand Lutheran church is an architectural marvel with its Neo-Roman style, twin towers and enormous size.
True to its name as an ancient historical city, Tallinn is home to diverse underground passageways which were constructed in the 19th century as tunnel systems for defence under the Swedish rule.
This grand museum is located inside the Great Guild Hall constructed in the 15th century, which depicts the History of Estonia from ancient times to the modern day.
This impressive garden is home to a wide plant variety, including the rare orchids, large alien specimens and cacti enclosed within glass-houses and the gigantic palm house.
Spreading across 250 acres of land, this massive park is home to huge chestnut trees, and the main attractions here are the Kadriorg Palace and the splendid Swan Lake.
Located close to the Tallinn coast, these historically significant islands are famous for the soothing palm forests and the exclusive beaches.
Boasted as a cultural destination with natural beauty, Viimsi Peninsula is just 15 km away from Tallinn city centre. It includes a Vimsii Open Air Museum, Estonian War Museum and the Museum of Coastal Folk.
The St. Satherine’s Passage in the old town is very popular with its old world charm among locals and tourists, which has a steep passage called the ‘Long Leg’ leading to the Toompea hill.
This Park was, earlier a part of Cederhilms Hofchen which was a summer manor house of the 18th century. The park still preserves the old world charm of lovely orchards and oak tree pathways.
Constructed in 1902, this renowned sculpture depicts an angel positioning an orthodox cross in the route of a buried ship, which is a memorial of the Russian Vessel victims.
This beautiful memorial located in the Song Festival Grounds in Tallinn, is dedicated to the renowned Estonian singer and composer, Gustav Ernesaks.
Tallinn promises a lot in the platter, in terms of adventure activities.
This is a guaranteed adrenaline high activity in which you can drive an old Russian car as fast as you want and crash into each other. The smoke bombs and other barricades on the way, make this more adventurous.
In this extremely thrilling activity played with automatic paintball guns, you will be forming a motor paintball team with companions and beat them in the fun.
There are many more adventurous activities like Quad biking, rafting, indoor carting, storm safari and much more are available here.
The carefully designed, green relaxing places abound in Tallinn where you can indulge in walking or cycling expeditions. Each year as summer hits Tallinn, the beaches become active with a wide range of water sports and other activities. The Pikakari, Harku, Pirita, Stroomi, and Kakumäe are the popular beaches in the Tallinn city.
The great news is that, a finely cooked dinner with wine does not cost you a fortune in a fairly rated Tallinn restaurant. It is better to take advice from locals, if you want to taste the traditional items here. This can save you from the typical tourist traps. Fine restaurants are available in almost every street, so getting a traditional Estonian meal or a fashionable dinner is effortless and quick here.
Admiral- an old fashioned steamship that is docked at the downtown harbour at Tallinn which houses the elegant and suave looking restaurant. It is counted amongst the unique dining venues in the city.
Alter Ego - is a restaurant located at the Rotermanni Quarter which serves Mediterranean food as well as (fine) wine.
Estonian cuisine is a curious mix of many flavours and ingredients that creates a tantalizing affair with your palate. It is a mix if many cultures and influences. Taste the richness of the local cuisine in such local staples as pan -baked bread, Beetroot and goat cheese pie, Perch with seasonal vegetables, chicken cutlet with mushroom sauce and sweet bread soup.
Al Bastione: This is a popular joint which conducts performances of live music, usually rock or Jazz to entertain its visitors along with fine food and wine.
Chicago 1933: This American culture inspired pub, offers a wide variety of cuisines along with live music performances every day.
Due to the vibrant nightlife scene in Tallinn, there is a multitude of bars and pubs available here, which offer all types of entertainment avenues to satisfy the diverse tastes.
The nightclubs and Discos are swarmed with tourists and locals who want to enjoy the spirit of Tallinn in the night. The Arena 3, Baila, Casablanca, Cellar and Club Hollywood are some of the thriving nightclubs here.
Tallinn Kalev Stadium flea market: This vibrant market represents the true bohemian culture of present day Tallinn, which takes place on Sundays.
Telliskivi flea market: The Telliskivi market takes place on every Saturday, is an example of the colorful picture of Tallinn community life.
Visitors on the lookout for branded items can find a multitude of department stores in Tallinn. Usually the department stores are open late on weekdays and remain open on Sundays as well. De la Gardie, Demini, Foorum, Jarve Shopping Centre, Magistral shopping centre and Melon are few of the popular shopping places here.