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Parnu

  | Estonia

Estonia's Summer Capital
In summer it can seem as if Tallinn has moved to the seaside but this charming historic town has plenty to offer outside of peak season too.

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Parnu Sights

Parnu is the number one seaside destination for Estonians and sunseekers have been coming here for years – the town made the list of Russian Imperial resorts by the 1890s. Yet the town absorbs their number with grace, unlike some other Baltic Sea resorts we can think of. Situated in south-west Estonia just under 2 hours from the capital, Parnu is an easy stop on the way to Riga and for anyone taking a private transfer or self-drive between the Estonian and Latvian capitals, it is a great place to break your journey, stretch your legs or even stop for lunch but there's a lot to be said for slowing down and spending a night here.

Parnu Tourism

First and foremost is the fact that Parnu isn't just a beach town, it is a spa resort of international stature and its spa hotels offer a full range of wellness and relaxation treatments. There is of course the long almost-white sandy beach with its shallow waters, but the town offers much more. Parnu was the location of the first public reading of the Estonian Declaration of Independence in 1918 and for this reason the town holds a special place in Estonian history. Today on the spot where the theater stood, before being destroyed by a fire in 1944, you will find a monument to the event in the form of a modern stone and glass rendition of the balcony where the declaration was signed, as well as a giant replica of the declaration itself.

Where to stay in Parnu

We have selected two spa hotels in Parnu, at 4 and 5 star level where you can select some special treatments from the spa menu or simply enjoy the spa's relaxation facilities. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.

Things to do in Parnu

As you are likely to only spend a night or two in Parnu, we suggest spending time in your hotel's spa, strolling around the town and along the beach.

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