While you will find plenty of online sites, such as the great Lodging World website, with a fantastic selection of travel destinations, you may still be left undecided. However, for many there is nowhere finer than the Czech Republic's Prague, as it is quickly becoming one of the most popular travel destinations on the planet.
The Old World.
One of the best things about this splendid city is that it remained virtually untouched by the ravages of the Second World War. Thus the city's compact medieval centre, replete with wonderful cobbled streets, glorious cathedrals and courtyards, retains all the glories of the past.
Prague Castle, said to be the largest ancient castle in the world, is a must see. The castle offers some of the best views you will ever see, while the site is also home to the great St. Vitus Cathedral, the Castle Picture Gallery, numerous museums and the splendid Royal Gardens.
The magnificent Charles Bridge is another historic must see. Dating back to the 14th century, the bridge, arguably one of the most beautiful structures in the whole of the city, connects the 'old town' with the so-called 'Lesser Town'. Here you will find a plethora of great street entertainment just about all year round.
The Old Town remains the city's historic centre. Here you can see the famous Astronomical Clock and one of the finest examples of Gothic Architecture, Tyn Church. Further highlights include the Storch building, decorated from head to foot in murals, the Jan Hus monument and the Estate Theatre, the place where Mozart's Don Giovanni had its infamous premier.
The New World.
The New Town was built in the 14th century as an extension of the Old Town. While the area has since been extensively reconstructed, the New Town displays a fascinating mix of the traditional and the modern, with its Art Nouveau architecture and state of the art shopping centre. Wenceslas Square remains the focal point of the New Town and it is here that you will find not only an abundance of fine restaurants and a thoroughly modern shopping district, but also the great National Museum and the splendid, multi-coloured Jubilee Synagogue.
The New Town is also the area where you will find the best in vibrant and cutting edge nightlife. Plenty of buzzing bars, trendy discos and contemporary clubs pack the area from one end to the next.
The Pick of the Attractions.
While there are an unlimited number of great attractions here, one or two stand out from the rest. For the arts, the Czech National Gallery is a must, as is the Museum of Czech Cubism in the House of the Black Madonna, situated in the Old Town. For something a touch more contemporary, the DOX centre for contemporary art has some of the finest cutting-edge works around.
For the kids, Prague Zoo is always a favourite (take bus no.112 from the Nadrazi Holesovice), while the nearby Troja Chateau can be seen in the same day. Here you will find the fascinating Botanic Gardens and a vast array of wonderful sculptures and gardens.