Pärnu - vacation for everyone!
The rich history of Pärnu and the joyful daily life offer something for everyone. The centre of Pärnu, the lovely parks and the resort area with its famous sandy beach and promenade invite you for long walks. There are sights to be seen dating to the distant Middle Ages, the elegant early years of the resort, the long Soviet era as well as the modern times with their fast-paced development. We also recommend you to take a tour outside the city. The coast full of islets, pine dune forests and natural sand beaches, vibrant fishing culture, and bogs and indigenous forests is waiting for the curious-minded. There are lovely (fishing) villages, churches, manor complexes, museums, and valuable wildlife everywhere.
Family Holiday in Pärnu City and County
Pärnu is a city where everyone always feels good. Low and rapidly warming water makes the Pärnu beach a suitable place for families with children. The biggest water park in Estonia is situated here and you can try your hand at handicraft in different workshops. Other attractions include sailboat and boat rides, exotic terrarium animals, awesome playgrounds, and much more. The skating rink in the centre of the city awaits you in the winter.
Pärnu County is perfect for families. The county is home to Lottemaa, the largest theme park in Estonia. In Valgeranna, you can put your courage to the test at an adventure park suitable for all ages. You can also explore real steam locomotives and alpacas with super soft fleece.
Spa Holidays in Pärnu City and County
Pärnu is a resort city of age-old traditions and a wealth of experience – the first bathing house in Pärnu was opened in 1838, allowing people to enjoy warm sea baths in the summer and the joys of sauna in the winter. The resort owes its popularity to the great location, gentle beach, fresh air, and green parks, but also the hustle and bustle of the city, as well as the high-quality treatment and relaxation services. The spas allow you to pamper your mind and your body any time of the year. In addition to the traditional treatments, you can also enjoy real Estonian spa procedures, such home beer or peat treatment, while in the Sun room, the sun is shining all year round! The truly courageous ones can try out the icy “hug” of the ice chamber, where the temperature is -100 oC. The braver ones are also welcome at the “folk spas” of Pärnu County. Different tourist farms provide the possibility to enjoy hot Estonian sauna with honey treatment and traditional whisking. You can also try smoke sauna or admire the starry sky and listen to the wind while having a good time in a barrel sauna.
Nature Holidays in Pärnu City and County
Estonia’s summer capital Pärnu is first and foremost known for the warm and white sandy beach. In addition to the beautiful beach, however, the city also boasts large green parks and long avenues of trees, where it is nice to take a walk or a bicycle ride. The entire coastal area of Pärnu is a part of the nature preserve, with footpaths, a hiking trail, and observation towers established for better access. To get acquainted with the wildlife and environment, pay a visit to the Pernova Environmental Education Centre, located in a building with a grass roof.
You will find natural beaches, tranquil endless bogs and ancient forests in Pärnu County. Lots of hiking routes and bird observation towers are waiting for you. The floods in Soomaa National Park, also known as the fifth season, offer unforgettable sights during spring. Pärnumaa wildlife is closely linked to culture and history; all of these are combined in the Romantic Coastline route – a 250 kilometre journey down the coast of Pärnumaa with exotic diversions to the Kihnu Island and the interior.