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Discovering the Best of Tartu

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Our Guide to Tartu: Top Attractions, Culinary Hotspots, Nightlife, and More. Plus, Tips on Making Connections with the Locals and Finding Fun Recreational Activities

Welcome to Tartu! If you're planning to move to Tartu, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Tartu has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Tartu.

Tartu is a vibrant city with plenty of attractions for both tourists and locals alike. The city is home to a number of historical sites, museums, and parks, as well as a lively restaurant and nightlife scene. Tartu is also known for its recreational activities, making it a great destination for those looking for a fun and exciting holiday.

One of the most popular attractions in Tartu is the Town Hall Square, which is located in the heart of the city. The square is home to a number of historical buildings, including the Town Hall, the University of Tartu, and the Tartu Cathedral. The square is also a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, as it is surrounded by a number of cafes, restaurants, and bars.

The Tartu Toy Museum is another popular attraction in the city. The museum is home to a large collection of toys from around the world, as well as interactive exhibits and activities. The museum is a great place for both adults and children to explore and learn about the history of toys.

The Raadi Manor is another popular attraction in Tartu. The manor is a historic estate that dates back to the 18th century and is home to a number of beautiful gardens and parks. The manor is also home to a number of events throughout the year, including concerts, festivals, and exhibitions.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Tartu is vibrant and diverse. Some of the most popular restaurants in the city include the Tartu Restaurant, which serves traditional Estonian cuisine, and the Tartu Pub, which is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. For those looking for a more upscale dining experience, the Tartu Gourmet Restaurant is a great option. The restaurant serves a variety of international dishes, as well as local specialties.

The nightlife in Tartu is also lively and diverse. Some of the most popular bars in the city include the Tartu Pub, which is a great spot for a night out with friends, and the Tartu Club, which is a popular spot for live music and dancing. For those looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, the Tartu Beer Garden is a great option. The beer garden is a great spot to enjoy a cold beer and some traditional Estonian food.

Tartu is also known for its recreational activities. Some of the most popular activities in the city include skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. The Otepää Ski Resort is a popular spot for skiing and snowboarding, while the Tartu Ice Rink is a great spot for ice skating. The city also has a number of parks and trails for those looking to explore the outdoors.

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Insider Tips from Expats in Tartu: Making the Most of Life and Connections

"Expats in Tartu can join a variety of clubs and activities, such as sports teams, language classes, and cultural events. Expats can also meet people by attending local festivals, joining a church or other religious organization, or volunteering with a local charity. Additionally, many expats find it helpful to join online forums and social media groups for expats living in Tartu, as these can be great resources for finding out about local events and activities," said one expat living in Tartu.

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"Tartu is a great destination for expats and digital nomads looking for a unique and exciting place to live. The city is known for its vibrant culture, beautiful architecture, and friendly locals. Expats and digital nomads can enjoy a variety of activities, from exploring the city's many museums and galleries to taking part in the city's lively nightlife. Tartu also offers a wide range of accommodation options, from modern apartments to traditional wooden houses. The cost of living is relatively low, making it an attractive option for those looking to save money. Tartu is also well-connected to the rest of Europe, making it easy to travel to other countries. All in all, Tartu is an ideal destination for expats and digital nomads looking for a unique and exciting place to call home," commented an expat living in Tartu.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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