Even though Zagreb is the capital AND largest city of Croatia, most people skip right over it and head straight for the coastal cities like Dubrovnik and Split. And as much as I want to visit those places too, I was just looking for something a little closer and easier to get to from Budapest. (And I’ve never been to Croatia, so why not?)
The Botanical Garden is also beautiful. Since it’s the middle of autumn, all the trees were STUNNING shades of yellows, oranges, and red.
Zagreb just gave me a small taste of Croatia, but I already know I want to go back. Of course to check out the beautiful Dalmatian coast, but also to check out some of their incredible national parks (just google Plitvice Lakes National Park and you’ll be packing your bags too).
If you ever find yourself in Zagreb, try to block out a day to check it out. You’ll be glad you did!
XO – Courtney