How many places have you visited in Sofia? There are so many hidden gems here that the travel bug in you won’t be satisfied until you have seen them all. We have created a special list for you. This list includes places that a lesser known in Bulgaria’s Sofia. Let’s take a look at them. For all you know, they may not be on your list.
Zaimov Park and Doctor’s Garden
Sofia is big on being a green capital. As a result, you will find several large parks and little green spaces. The bigger parks like Borisova gradina and Yuzhen Park are frequented. You may have visited them too. They feature on every traveller’s list, who visits this city. But there are some smaller places that many do not know about. For instance, Doctor’s Garden, which is behind National Library, and Zaimov Park, which is five minutes away from the garden. Both these parks host lively festivals, concerts and events during the summer nights. In the day, it is a place to seek shade from the scorching heat and also enjoys treats from coffee and ice cream vendors.
The University Botanical Garden
At the heart of the city is this small botanical garden. It is a hidden gem even for the locals in Sofia. If you take a Bulgarian acquaintance or a friend to this place, they may just be surprised. The botanical garden is a great place to get away from the humdrum of the city. A place of solitude!
The Bells Monument
The Bells Park is a gorgeous concrete monument from the Communist era. You can get there by taking the subway and getting off at Business Park Station. It’s a few minutes’ walk from there. The place was constructed during the 1980s. The bells you can see in the park are from different countries in the world. You could actually look for a bell that is for your country and then ring it. If that was not all, you will also witness a picnic spot nearby for you to enjoy some time outdoors.
Texas is one of the most touristy spots in all of America. The Lone Star State has plenty to offer with its sprawling deserts, the tex-mex and barbecue cuisine, and its hot weather – all served with a side of southern hospitality. The state is not just good for visiting, it’s also one of the best states to take a road trip through. Read on to find how this southern gem can be just the ride you’re looking for.
The Start – Houston, San Antonio and Austin
Houston, along with the nearby cities of San Antonio and Austin is the perfect place to start the 900 miles journey to western Texas. Here, you can give your little gray cells a push at the Space Center Houston. You can also gawk at cultural attractions at the Mail Collection and James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace at the Rice University Campus. In the cosmopolitan city of San Antonio, you can enjoy the Stock Show & Rodeo and visit the Museum of Art. Be sure to check-in at the Pearl, which is home to some of the best and finest eateries of the cities. Austin, in contrast to the other cities, has a more youthful vibe. It is perfect for days spent at the museums and nights spent in the iconic music venues. Don’t forget to catch the Capital Cruise to see the bats on the Lady Bird Lake, as well as The Contemporary Austin sculpture gardens!
Texas Hill Country
Moving on from these three glittery cities, you can swerve to the west, to the Texas Hill Country. It is a good place to invest in a cowboy hat! Stroll through the Lyndon B Johnson National Park, named after the former schoolteacher turned US president.
Chihuahuan and Marfa
As you drive on, you will enter the largest desert of North America, the Chihuahua. The high-desert town of Marta is also popular for starring in the movies There Will Be Blood and No Country For Old Men are two such movies that have featured this desert. The desert is home to some of the most beautiful art installations created by leading land artists, and a sight to behold for anybody who visits. The towns of Alpine and Terlingua are good stops along the way for some rest and relaxation.