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Things to do in Tallinn

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Tallinn. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Tallinn 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 Tallinn 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 Tallinn.

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  • A-galerii

    Jewelry from nearly 50 Latvian, Lithuanian, and Estonian designers is displayed in an immaculate white space. The designs, ranging from seed pearl ... More
  • City Museum

    Peer into the six-foot replica of a merchant's house or tour the walk-in chimney. The somber installations on the third floor include a panel cover... More
  • Home Art

    Get a feel for Estonian furniture design from the locally crafted—but surprisingly modern—beds and sofas. The bohemian-chic accessories include vot... More
  • Ice Bar, Tallinn

    Only in Tallinn would a shoe box–size lounge specializing in ice shots (vodka served in a frozen glass) exist under the same roof as a cultural gem... More
  • Kadriorg Palace & Museum of Foreign Art

    Peter the Great erected Kadriorg Palace—a Baroque masterpiece with ornate stucco work and original fireplaces in the opulent two-story main hall—in... More
  • Katariina Gild

    In a historic merchant's house on a cobblestoned alley, watch artisans create leather goods, ceramics, and scarves. Then walk to the end of the all... More
  • Kumu Art Museum

  • Museum of Occupation and Fight for Freedom

    The period between 1940 and 1991, when hopes for independence were quashed and the country shifted hands from the Soviets to the Nazis and back aga... More
  • Nu Nordik

    Hands down the best-curated collection of cutting-edge Estonian designs, from abstract clocks to sculptural vases and whimsical bowls. The avant-ga... More
  • St. Nicholas' Church

    Inside this towering medieval church named for the Patron Saint of Merchants, eight centuries of Estonian religious culture come alive. The 12-foot... More
  • Three Sisters Hotel Wine Bar

    In this genteel bar, serious martinis accompany satisfying small plates like avocado and salmon atop poached fennel. Consult sommelier Jennifer Mit... More
  • Von Krahl Theater

    An affordable (if a bit dusty) lunch spot by day and a music venue and theater by night, this bi-level performance space and café, with checkerboar... More
  • Zizi

    Pick up high-quality linens for the kitchen, bath, and bedroom, organized by color (raspberry, mint, heather gray). The small chain has three locat... More

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