There's plenty going on in the centre of Tallinn to keep visitors occupied, including a wide variety of historical and modern sights. The Old Town is one of Tallinn's biggest draws, with visitors attracted to its narrow cobbled streets, iron streetlights, gabled houses and historic churches.
The city is home to a large number of museums and it could well be worth investing in a Tallinn Card ahead of your visit, which will give you free entry to a large number of attractions. Learn about the country's turbulent past at the Estonian History Museum at the Great Guild Hall, or head for Kadriorg Palace to find the Kadriorg Art Museum, housed in a baroque palace built for Peter the Great in 1718.
St Olav's Church and Tower was the tallest building in the world back in the 16th century. It lost its crown long ago but still offers excellent views out across Tallinn. Alternatively, go underground to explore the Bastion Tunnels, a network of military passageways that date back to the 1670s.
No matter whether you're looking to pick up some essential items during your trip or want gifts to take home, you'll find plenty of opportunities to indulge in some shopping during your visit to Tallinn. Department stores and malls can be found right across the city, while Viru and Müürivahe in the city's Old Town are your best bet for quality fashion boutiques and similar shops.
Pay a visit to St Catherine's Passage, a picturesque medieval alleyway, to find a variety of artisan shops, as well as a wonderful selection of restaurants and bars.
There are many excellent pubs, cafés and restaurants around every corner in the centre of Tallinn and you'll have no trouble selecting a venue that suits your requirements. Gastropubs have popped up all over the city and are great if you're looking for a tasty beer and a schnitzel. Venues with more of an international leaning will cater for a wider variety of tastes.
For an upmarket experience, head for the lounge bar at the Savoy Boutique Hotel or to keep things casual, try the renowned Valli Baar with its 70s-style décor. Art Nouveau is a café serving French-inspired cuisine, while Clazz is a popular option serving quality European dishes.