It's time for a hen party in Ljubljana!
Ljubljana is one of the most underrated crown jewels of Europe, an amazing city where Italy fuses with Eastern Europe, creating a genteel city that simply seems to glow whether you're out and about in the morning, afternoon or the evening! Surrounded by Austria, Hungary and Croatia, this Slovenian city has so much to offer in the way of cultural experience and really provides something different for all your friends to try. Why not have a Ljubljana hen party yourself and get things moving today?
Why: Reasons to celebrate a Ljubljana hen party
With 10,000 cultural events a year, over 100 bars and pubs and 14 unforgettable activities Ljubljana really is one of the best European hen party destinations. Small but striking, the capital city has a great climate and benefits from Italy's influence with a tasty cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere. On your weekend, you can get the girls involved in plenty of activities, whether you're looking for relaxation with wine tasting and pampering days or you'd rather get your adrenaline going with go karting and paintball. Ljubljana harnesses all the excitement of the European cities like Prague and Budapest, whilst staying small enough to keep all the best activities, sights and nightlife within walking distance.
Shop: Ljubljana shopping areas & recommendations
Ljubljana's relaxed atmosphere makes shopping a real treat- you can take a leisurely walk down cobbled streets and browse colourful shop windows selling everything from books to fashion. The city centre is home to a number of both high street brands and independent boutiques, most of which can be found on the two streets of Mestni and Stari Trg at the base of Castle Hill. There's also a great range of shops in the maze of streets between Slovenska Cesta and the river, or if you'd rather have a mall experience the BTC City Shopping Centre a few km out of the city centre to explore on your Ljubljana hen party.
Stay: Choosing your Ljubljana accommodation
In terms of location, you and the girls will most likely want to be close to the city centre and the nightlife, activities and sights that come with it. Our group-pleasing hotel options are great for all budgets and needs, whether you're after a cost-cutting 2 star hotel or a city-centre 4 star. In between the two there's some terrific 3 star lodgings to keep the whole group happy because all of our accommodation options have passed stringent tests to ensure they offer hens both comfort and quality. Take the first step and have a look at all of our Ljubljana accommodation here.
Party: Where Ljubljana hen parties head after dark
Ljubljana's a party Mecca, with sparkling bars, popular nightclubs and late closing times. During the summer, the cafes and restaurants spread out onto the streets and stay open well into the early hours - the city's main square, Presernov Trg, is often still packed with revellers at 3am. This is the main focal area of Ljubljana's nightlife, with the best bars, clubs and pubs found on the streets around the square. Make sure that you add some pre-planned entertainment options into your evening to ensure that it's unforgettable for the girls and to help you all get a good feel for the area. How about a casino experience or a guided bar crawl from an English-speaking local? Top off your evening with Gueslist Nightclubbing at one of the best nightclubs in the city and your hen party plan is complete! See all of our Ljubljana hen night ideas.
When: The best times to visit Ljubljana
If you're after a golden suntan then head over in July and August, when the average temperature's a pleasant 25 degrees. Temperatures drop to -1̊c in December and January, so if you still want to visit in winter, be sure to bring your thermals! No matter what time of year you visit however, there's bound to be a festival or event on to please locals and visitors alike, whether that's the Wine Fair in February or the Shrovetide celebrations in March. Head over in May for the SKIS Market, where clubs from all over Slovenia gather to present their local food, drinks and sights, or in June for the Ljubljana Jazz Festival and some toe-tapping action. In July the Festival Ljubljana presents a great range of music and theatre, then later on in November the Ljubljana International Film Festival has some great screenings. Ljubljana is magical over December and Christmas - the Holiday Winter Fair provides stalls of Christmas gifts and foods, while the Old Town comes alive with festivities. Whichever month you and the girls head to the Slovenian city, you'll find something going on to make your weekend truly unforgettable.