Experiences

New Year and especially Christmas are most popular and most beloved holidays in Ukraine. Both have a long history and a special set of traditions and rituals, all of which allow to explore a unique Ukrainian cultural identity that miraculously survived on the outskirts of modern Europe.

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Discover the best things to see and to do in Lviv with kids. Whether you are looking for child-friendly restaurants, free attractions for kids, places to go with kids or ideas for your day out in Lviv, family days out in this city are easy to plan with our top tips.

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To some people, the winter may seem gloomy and boring, but it’s really just another season that brings a ton of fun and different things to do with your family and friends.

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It's cold outside... and it's not set to get warmer anytime soon at least for another couple of months.  For those snowy days when it’s too stormy even to walk to the nearby bar or cafe, «Destinations» rounded up a list of awesome inside fun activities to keep your mind and body both happy and busy during the winter months.

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In November Darina Zholdak Foundation will open the rock library in Kyiv. Kyiv Rock Library will be the part of Botan Library on Vozdvizhenka, the well-known and beloved place for bibliophiles in the capital of Ukraine.

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Ice skating is the quintessential winter pastime. When temperatures drop below zero, lace up your skates and take it to the rink. Our guide shows the best seasonal ice rinks open in Lviv during winter.

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Each year Sirius dog Shelter in Kiev rescues hundreds of dogs and cats who have been lost, discarded, abandoned, injured or neglected. Sirius staff does everything they can to find a loving and responsible new home for every adoptable pet.

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«Shevchenkivskiy Gai» Lviv Park of Vernacular Architecture is hosting a Pumpkin Party on October 29th, 2016. Pumpkin Party will be the perfect Halloween themed event to visit with kids and family.

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You may think that there is no such thing as Halloween celebration in Ukraine at all. Well, partly this is true as you won’t find any day called that in the calendar, however, there are certain traditions connected with this date. «Destinations» rounded up a list of Halloween celebrations around Kyiv.

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Planning a big trip on a small budget? Book a room at one of the no-frills resting spots in Lviv. These budget-friendly hotels will help you to save some money for a cup of legendary Lviv coffee or pint of «Lvivske» beer.

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It's always a good idea to carefully plan a romantic date. Whether you're celebrating an anniversary or simply spicing up another weekend, Kiev offers great amount of romantic places for that special date.

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Celebration of Halloween in Ukraine attracts a lot of hype and discussion in recent years. You may think that there is no such thing as Halloween celebration in Ukraine at all. Well, partly this is true as you won’t find any day called that in the calendar, however, there are certain traditions connected with this date. 

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Odessa nightlife is indeed rich, diversified and bright. If you are coming to Odessa for the first time without knowing its coolest places, “Destinations” can help you with useful nightlife tips, which will guide you through the city.

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Grab your coat, your sense of adventure, your passion for the outdoors, and plan an activity weekend in Lviv. If you prefer to get your adrenaline going on the move, take a look at these top 5 activities «Destinations» rounded up for your ultimate extreme weekend in Lviv.

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Hop into a basket and venture on a hot air balloon flight where you can see beautiful Ukraine from a totally unique perspective. With numerous launch sites to choose from, you’ll appreciate the incredible rolling countryside and picturesque towns. A hot air balloon ride is both thrilling and serene, especially in autumn, when nature is burning with all shades of red and yellow.

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The hot days of summer may be well behind us, but that doesn't mean it's time to pack in the outdoor adventures quite yet. The colors, the crisp air, the pumpkins… Fall is a fabulous season. Here are some ideas for outdoor attractions so your family could enjoy this festive time in Kyiv.

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Summer is over, however it seems like the festival season in Kyiv keeps spinning. Festive fall in the capital of Ukraine offers a diverse program of events with something for everyone. «Destinations» rounded up top festivals and events totally worth visiting this weekend.

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Fryday is a community where expats and locals make new business contacts and meet friends. For somebody who has just moved abroad Fryday is a great opportunity to make new contacts, to go out, to get introduced to the entertainment scene. Fryday's events make it easy for foreigners to meet locals.

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Make the most of your free time, and plan for one (or more!) of these fun things to do with family in Kyiv. The capital is jam packed with fantastic experiences and days out for families and kids.

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The range of dental treatments and services available in Kiev is impressively wide: from tooth whitening up to dental surgery. Patients traveling to Kiev, Ukraine, for dental treatment will be treated according to the latest European medical standards and technology. The number of foreign patients who choose Ukraine as their dental care destination is growing every year.

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