A travel-fun December in Bucharest

Make the most of your winter holiday: explore the magic of Romania’s capital without restrictions

Travelers that have their sights set on Romania this winter can select some amazing destinations from a plethora of options. The wide diversity of travel destinations in our country suits those that love to discover new and fascinating things. The wonders of this East European country are always ready to greet people from all over the world. Depending on your preferences, you could be spending your time on a quiet, yet charming mountain resort, or choose a more picturesque destination or decide to embrace fully the amazing energy and vibe within the major cities. If you decided to visit Romania this December, then you have an idea or two on what to do or what to explore.

There are many places to visit in jolly old Romania and in order to set the basis of a great trip, it is recommended to do the research (no one can escape it). This is probably the best way to have a great time while exploring a new place (especially if you haven’t been here before). It may sound boring at first, but once you begin reading about interesting facts and locations in Romania, you will come to like this part also.

Planning and organizing are necessary, as we have to make sure that we’re making the most of our days off. It would be a real shame to miss visiting a particular place, just because you didn’t set an itinerary. Today it is quite easy to set your touristic bearings and respect them without issues.

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Bucharest could be an excellent vacation destination for December. Why should travelers make this choice? There are several good reasons why Romania’s capital could turn out to be the perfect place for a winter holiday.  In this time of the year, the city is shining bright, carefully decorated with lovely Christmas lights, and with a giant tree in the middle of the main plaza. Bucharest is without a vibrant modern city that offers a wide diversity of activities to its visitors. This is the ideal city to visit if you have a couple of days to fill with travel activities.

Not only that, but there are several workshops, festivals, and parades organized in order to celebrate Christmas and New Year. It’s a real joy to walk down the street and be greeted by carolers, people that seem light-hearted, all in a hurry to buy the best presents for their loved ones. Without a doubt, December is a magical month and even if the weather is not really on our side, there are other elements to compensate.

Even a snowy day or night looks much more beautiful in the spirit of Christmas. Walking down the streets of Bucharest (especially if it snowed) will look like you’re stepping into the beginning of a fairy tale. And it can be your very own magical experience, one that can’t be reproduced anywhere else. Why not take advantage of this opportunity to discover an amazing place?

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What are the main attractions that you could visit in Bucharest? If you arrived in the capital, there are a couple of touristic objectives that you should not miss. Some of them have a huge historical and cultural value and others are simply entertaining and purifying for the soul.

Basically, visiting Bucharest can turn into an adventure, one that you will remember for a very long time. Are you ready to explore the wonders of this magnificent city? If your answer is YES, then we invite you to keep on reading! You might even discover a couple of interesting things!

A walk to remember in Bucharest this December

Most of the people that decided to visit Romania, will arrive in Bucharest, as here you can find one of the largest airports in the country. Basically, Romania’s capital is must see if you came to this Eastern-European destination. Some foreign tourists still expect to see the remains of a former communist city, with a dark and gloomy image. 

They will be pleasantly surprised when they will discover that Bucharest is a vibrant and energetic place, filled with fun things to do at any hour of the day or night. Of course, there are still some elements of the past that can be admired (centuries old constructions), but there are also modern elements which make Bucharest one of the most interesting European capitals.

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What can you visit here in December? As Christmas is very near, it would be advised not to miss the Christmas fair that takes place every year in Constitution Plaza. You will get to enter the world of Santa Claus, where magic becomes a reality. Pretty much anything that you dreamed of as a kid, you will find here: bright and colorful lights, hundreds of fir trees carefully decorated, toys, delicious candy and lots and lots of chocolate. This fair has fun written all over it.

The Palace of Parliament should definitely be included on your list. This is the 2nd largest administrative building in the world and you will remain in awe from the second you will lay eyes on it. This Palace is an impressive construction, one that was built under the communist regime. That period may have brought some dark times in our country, but some things were done right and this amazing building is the proof. It has 9 stories above and underneath the ground with hundreds of chambers (not all are open to the public). 

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Did you know that Bucharest has its very own Arch of Triumph? It’s not called “Little Paris” for nothing. There are several resemblances between Bucharest and Paris and this beautiful Arch is one of them. It was build in order to commemorate Romania’s involvement in World War I, at the end of which all Romanian territories have united under one country (Grand Union, 1st December 1918). The Arch of Triumph is a symbol of freedom and unity.

CEC Palace could be another interesting destination to include on your list. It will amaze you with its architectural style and impressive dimensions. During this time of year, it couldn’t hurt if you were to visit Herestrau Park or Cismigiu Park. They both have lakes surrounding them, which freezes during winter. It can be a real sight to see. Also, these parks are carefully decorated for Christmas, so a walk in one of these two locations could turn out to be really amazing.

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Needless to say, there are other places worth visiting in Bucharest. In the end, it all depends on your preferences and the amount of free time that you have on your hands. With a little bit of planning, you will end up having an amazing vacation. However, as existing and thrilling as Bucharest may be, it’s also a European capital. This means that it can get pretty crowded (especially in December) which means that you need a reliable means of transport to get by. 

No tourist wants to waste his/her vacation days on things like car issues or getting stuck in traffic. Of course, no one can foresee every little thing that will happen, but we can take certain measures of precaution. And finding a reliable vehicle is one of them. How can you access a good car to travel in Bucharest? AutoBoca can be of help here. We are a reliable rental firm which offers swift access to interesting car models, perfect for foreign tourists. 

Why should you choose AutoBoca? The answer is simple: because we deliver what we promise, and we promise quality. Our firm has 10 years of experience in the auto field and during this time we learned how to meet the demands of our clients.

According to the feedback we received 96% of them would recommend us further. Thus, we are confident that we can help you find the right car for your trip to Bucharest. With that in mind, we suggest that you rent a VW Polo, VW Jetta or VW Touran. 

Polo Automat could be an excellent choice for a couple that wants to enjoy the mysteries of Romania’s capital. Jetta can be a reliable road partner for a family and Touran is a good selection for a larger group of people.

Of course, if you have any questions, one of our agents will happily answer them. With AutoBoca, you know exactly what you are getting: transparency 100%. So contact us today and reserve a beautiful welcoming car for your trip to Bucharest. We are always ready to help you rent the optimal car for your next trip!

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