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why to visit slovenia's lake bled in autumn

Kate ParrishComment

when we first saw the google image of lake bled, i knew that i needed to see that cute little town in real life. and i can tell you that it is even cuter in person. after leaving klavze 28 we'd heard from a few locals that bled could be seen in a day trip. i disagree and encourage at least 2 nights here to really see, feel and enjoy it slowly. bled is simple and easy to navigate – the people are nice, the food is delicious and the nature is stunning. arriving at the peak of autumn made it feel even more special, watching the leaves turn from deep greens to dark oranges and yellows gave everything a very fairy tale feeling. a few tips below and a full slovenia travel guide coming soon!

SLEEP || garden house lake bled €48/night [where we stayed] or garden village glamping if you're looking to splurge a bit €140/night

EAT || a new restaurant, sova, opened up a month before our visit. we were mind blown by the food & wine and admittedly ate here 3 times. another spot we heard was tasty and fun [but out of our budget] is blejski grad. also, be sure to try one of their famous cream cakes somewhere ;) 

EXPLORE || plan a morning stroll/jog or bike ride around the trail. this is a good way to see the entire town and spot things you might want to explore later || hike up osojnica right off the trail path for some of the best views of the island || rent a canoe in the morning and once again in the evening, it's crazy how the color of the water changes || if you have time, pop over to vintgar gorge [a 15 minute drive or hour walk from town] to see jagged rocks, beautiful canyons, rushing waterfalls and small pools.