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Things to do in Dubrovnik + The Dalmatian Coast

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Dubrovnik + The Dalmatian Coast. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Dubrovnik + The Dalmatian Coast attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Dubrovnik + The Dalmatian Coast to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Dubrovnik + The Dalmatian Coast.

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  • Art Gallery Talir

    Dubrovnik is not the place for cutting-edge clothing and furniture boutiques, but Old Town is home to a handful of quirky stores—and a thriving gal... More
  • Brac Island

    Take a 30-minute ferry ride from Split to this beautiful island. Spend the day sampling locally made cheeses and wines, and strolling along golden-... More
  • Buza

    Quite possibly the perfect beach bar, this hole-in-the-wall unfolds across a series of terraces hewn to the cliffs with nothing but a narrow railin... More
  • Caffe Bar Arula

    This tiny outdoor café near Plokata Square serves cakes, pastries, and ice cream. Overlooking the Peljesac Channel, the terrace is surrounded by a ... More
  • Carpe Diem

    This Hvar bar, restaurant, and lounge fronts the beach, where during the day visitors relax by sunbathing, swimming, and diving. More proactive gue... More
  • Cocktail Bar Massimo

    Located in the 15th-century Zackerjan Tower on Old Town’s waterfront, this cocktail bar has views of the Peljesac Channel from the rooftop terrace.... More
  • Croatian Villas

    U.K.-based Croatian Villas has more than 350 beautiful houses set along the water and on hilltops all over the country, from Dubrovnik to the Istri... More
  • Dominican Monastery

    Inside the fortress-like cloister—built around the same time as the city walls—you'll find a rich collection of Renaissance paintings and hundreds ... More
  • Dubrovacka Kuca

    This gallery and gift shop near the Dominican monastery sells Croatian art and a wide selection of wines from the nearby Peljesac peninsula. Creat... More
  • Dubrovnik Cathedral

    There are 17 churches in the Old Town, but if you only have time for one, make it the Baroque, domed Dubrovnik cathedral. Titian's polyptych The As... More
  • Feral Tours

    Charter a gulet, a two-masted wooden sailboat that accommodates 8-16 passengers. More
  • Franciscan Kuca

    Check out the ancient potions and jars on display inside the Romanesque monastery's pharmacy, which has been in business since 1317. You can also p... More
  • Garden

    Stop by this outdoor club, especially during July when it hosts an annual music festival. More
  • Grgic Vina

    Winemaker Miljenko Grgic, better known as Mike Grgich, became famous for producing the Chardonnay that helped Napa Valley best the French in a 1976... More
  • Hvar

    A two-hour ferry ride from Split, Hvar has medieval hilltop monasteries. More

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