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Best things to do in Pärnu

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Pizza Place
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“One of the most popular restaurants in Pärnu. Nice terrace. Pizzas, pastas, salads, casseroles with good value. Be prepared to queue after 15:00 during the high season because of high popularity.”
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Nightclub
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“Nightclub conveniently located in the city centre! Popular and stylish Nightclub Sugar, located at the city centre of Pärnu, has been nominated the best entertainment establishment in​ the city several years running. The music selection includes today's hits, and​ almost every weekend you can watch and listen to the best bands and artists of Estonia in live performance. ”
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Beach
“Pärnu is the Summer Capital of Estonia, thus it would be almost criminal to miss a day at the beach when the sun is shining and the birds (mainly crows and seagulls) singing.”
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Cinema
“The only movie theatre in Pärnu! Conveniently located in the city centre in Pärnu Centre (Pärnu Keskus)! ”
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Shopping Centre
“Many great clothing stores, sport stores, book store and restaurants and cafes. Also, the one and only cinema is located here, as well as fitness center MyFitness and some other businesses like a bank and real estate agencies.”
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Café
“The best place to have breakfast or lunch. Very beautiful interior and good stuff. 5 star recommendation. Also perfect for having late night wine and some sweet stuff.”
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Shopping Centre
“In the centre the biggest shopping mall. You can find here the closest supermarket for groceries. On the top floor is a cheap lunch restaurant Portaal.”
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Concert Hall
“Permanent exhibition “11,000 Years of History" tells the story of Pärnu and its surroundings. Nice museum shop and café”
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Beach
“A vast area of parks close to the iconic white sandy beach. Stroll around the parks and have a lovely picnic on the rugs enjoying the views. Best spot for people watching and relaxing. From the parks walk to the beautiful long and white sandy beach, which is the main reason to come to Pärnu!”
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Park
“The great walkway around the moat, where you can see Tallinn Gate (Estonian: Tallinna värav), which is a city gate in the historic​ fortifications of Pärnu. ”
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Electronics Store
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Café
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“Excellent place for having tasty breakfast/lunch/dinner. Tip to dessert lover: home-made cakes/pastry ”
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Night Club
“Restaurant Villa Wesset is a cosy place for enjoying dinner or a cup of tea/coffee. They offer well-known dishes with a twist and surprising elements. A great view​ to Supeluse street, that takes you directly to the beach, helps you to relax and enjoy the moment. ”
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Theatre
“One of the older theatres in Estonia, Endla has some great showings throughout the year.”
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Spa
“A great waterpark with many different slides will guarantee good fun for families. Whether you want to exercise​ and do lap swimming, indulge in spa pools or go to different saunas, this is a great place to come with your family. The spa and waterpark have​ a great sports centre with good gym facilities, and they offer group water sports activities and group fitness classes.”
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Art Museum
“Enjoy local art! At each summer this museum holds a well-known exhibition "Mees ja Naine" (Man and Woman). When visiting the art galleries of Pärnu, you can always rely on the Museum of Modern Art to surprise you with its exhibitions of modern art. The museum’s collection contains more than 400 works, and more than 1200 documentaries are kept in its videotheque. Established by Mark Soosaar, the art centre is extremely important in the cultural life of Pärnu.”
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