Bucharest has a great nightlife, food scene and an old charm of the Little Paris. There are lots of museums, exhibitions and events going on each week. But being in Bucharest for a while, it can get grey, crowdy and noisy. So if you live in Bucharest or if you want to visit and are planning for a weekend getaway, here is a list of places right outside of the city to spend some chilled time.

Mogosoaia Palace A Chic Getaway

Mogosoaia Palace is just 10 km away from Bucharest. It is a beautiful palace, over 300 years old, built in the Romanian Renaissance style, Brancovenesc. It has a large outdoor area, with lovely gardens and a lake, where you can enjoy a picnic. It is perfect for a day outside of Bucharest.

How to get there?
You can get there by bus, by metro or by car. You can find all the schedules here.

Bythelake, A Promising Destination

One of the newest places outside of Bucharest that is about to launch soon is Bythelake. It is meant to be an oasis, just a drive away from the bustling city life. It showcases an outdoor jacuzzi, swings outside and a beautiful accomodation. I honestly saw this place recently on Instagram and I am dying to go check it out. Since it’s not yet open to the public, I will update this post when I have all the details, including location and prices. However, for a weekend away from Bucharest, this looks pretty promising.

Photo credit Bythelake

Edenland Park – Stay In A Treehouse

Staying in a treehouse is one of my bucketlist things to do. I actually never thought it is so close to my hometown, Bucharest. But if you are up for some adventure, not far from Bucharest is Edenland Park, where you can go climbing, ziplining, and more.

Another side of Edenland Park is that you can book an overnight stay in one of their treehouses. How amazing is that?

Photo credit: Edenland Park

How to get there?
If you don’t have a car, you can easily get thre by bus from Piata Presei Libere towards Otopeni and then take the 449 bus. Then from Magura, you can take a local transport
in Balotesti – details AICI. From there you need to walk about 900 m, but there are signs showing you the way.

You can checkout the prices of the activities and booking a room here.

Snagov, A Chilled Spot

Snagov Lake is located 40 km from Bucharest and it is a beautiful weekend getaway spot. Besides being able to chill on a lounge chair, have brunch, have a picnic on the side of the lake, it also has a range of activities for adults, kids and families. You can do wakeboarding here, tennis, and other sports.

As for accomodation in Snagov, you can stay in one of the beautiful houses such as
Gradina Vlahiia. In the morning, you can go for a walk around the lake and a good coffee in one of the restaurants with a view nearby.

How to get there?
You can also get there by bus, and you can find the routes here.


Photo credit Gradina Vlahiiia
Photo credit Gradina Vlahiiia

Hope you enjoyed this post and if you know more weekend getaway places from Bucharest, let me know. Till then, check out my other itineraries and travel tips here.

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