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There is much more to Tallinn, than just the Old Town

Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, is one of the most beautiful and comfortable cities in the Baltic States. The most important aspect about comfort is the fact that when staying in the city center, almost any sightseeing can be approached by foot. The first and most common place for tourists to visit is the magnificent Old Town of Tallinn. Yet there is so much more to Tallinn than just that.
 
Hipster’s Kalamaja or modern and heartwarming market place in Balti Jaam are just a slight 15-minute walk away from the heart of Tallinn. Kalamaja is approachable by Tallinn Culture Kilometer, a sightseeing worth visiting for eveybody, families, youngsters or the elderly starting with Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) and ending with the Seaplane Harbour, Tallinn Patarei Prison and so much more to see.
 
On the other side of Tallinn one could visit the cosy Kadriorg with being a kilometer away from the city center. With Kumu and many more art museums, Kadriorg Palace and Park, the place is worth visiting and walking around for more than half a day. From Kadriorg it is easy to jump on a bus and drive just about 15 minutes to Pirita with many more sightseeings on the way. One could visit the Song Festival Grounds, Maarjamäe War Memorial, Yacht Harbour, Pirita Convent or even go up to Estonian TV Tower. With these and many many more places to visit in Tallinn one can see why it is so important to stay right in the City center. Even the Rotermann Quarter is a sightseeing itself with being right in the middle of Tallinn introducing many wonderful places toe at and have a great evening. 
 
You will find Dream Stay Apartments right in the middle of Tallinn, making it the best solution for those visiting Tallinn for sightseeing purposes. DreamStay’s short-term vacation rental apartments are located in Tallinn City Center and Tallinn Old Town. Make your stay memorable and book one of our unique rental apartments to explore the city!

Visiting Tallinn with Family and Kids

Tallinn has a lot to offer to families and the young ones. The medieval old town is a sight itself and worth exploring, but there are also number of attractions that enable children not only sights, but also activities. Below is a small selection of activities and places we recommend:

 

  1. Seaplane Harbor (Maritime museum) – The perfect place to learn and play!

The Seaplane harbor is one of Europe’s oldest maritime museum that hosts a real submarine from the 1930s, a 100-year old ice-breaker, seaplanes, cannons, and many other life-sized exhibits. The children will be fascinated by taking a voyage around the world in a Yellow submarine, taking photos in naval uniforms and trying out many different simulators and games. Besides, Family Sundays are held every second Sunday of every month between noon and 4 p.m.

  • Location: 10-minute drive from the Old Town (free parking!). For public transport, take the bus No.73 from the Freedom square which brings you right to the doorstep!
  • Price: Children (age 9-18) – 7€, family ticket 28€. Children aged 8 and under are admitted for free
  • Opening times: Daily 10-18.00 (closed Mondays!)
  1. TV Tower – Tallinn from above!

Climb onto the observation deck of the TV Tower and check out the city of Tallinn from a height of 160 meters. Children will enjoy discovering the world’s skyscrapers on interactive screens, watching a 2D film specially made for the TV Tower, reading their own news item on the TV news, and learning about world-known Estonian inventions! Young enthusiasts will be stunned watching astonishing experiments during science theaters and learning how cool science is!

  • Location: 20-minute drive from the Old town. With public transport: buses number 34A, 38, 49 from the city center.
  • Price: Children (7-18 years old) 7€, Family ticket 27€
  • Opening times: Every day 10-18.00
  1. Tallinn Zoo – Nature at your fingertips!

If the weather permits, the zoo would be the perfect place to go for a stroll. The most exciting part for families is the Children’s zoo, where kids can get a close look at small animals, as well as feed and pet them. In the summer months, one can visit the Adventure park which hosts various attractions and zip-lines for children.

  • Location: 16-minute drive from the old town. Public transport: bus line 16
  • Price: 5€ for adults, 3 for children. Children under 6 enter for free!
  • Opening times: Ticket office and entrance: 9-17
  1. Atlantis Water Park – Relax and discover the world beneath water!

A perfect spot if you wish to let off steam after a long day of adventures in the old town. There is a separate pool and playground area for small kids. The older children can have fun on the 8 waterslides. Meanwhile, the parents can enjoy the relaxing circular river pool and various saunas.

  • Location: 12km from Old Town. With public transport: bus line 1A from city center
  • Price: Daily ticket for children 14-18€, and daily family ticket 47-59€
  • Opening times: Daily 12:00 – 22:00