Things to do in Parnu

Parnu is the summer capital of Estonia

Parnu is a seaside city in Estonia that is famous for its resort-like atmosphere. People flock to Parnu in the summer to spend their holidays relaxing on the sandy beaches, enjoying some popular spa services, and celebrating the summer festivals. The city is also rich with medieval history and features landmarks going back to the 17th century.


Things to do in Parnu


Tervise Paradiis Water Park

There is always plenty pf things to do in Parnu and you won’t be able to get enough of the city’s gorgeous beaches. If you are traveling with a group, why not go down to the Tervise Paradiis, Estonia’s largest water park, and enjoy the fantastic indoor rides, slides, and waterfalls.



If you want to relax for a few hours, try playing a round of golf on some of the excellent grounds of the city’s golf clubs.


Spa and relaxation

Parnu is well known for its spas, so don’t forget to treat yourself to a hot stone massage or facial.


Romantic Parnu

If you are traveling with a loved one, the Parnu Jetty is a famous “lover’s lane” where couples often stroll along the water.


Parnu sights

Make sure to walk through some of the amazing historical churches and cathedrals, and visit the Old Town where Parnu’s history is most evident.


Outdoor activities

Finally, if you have time, try getting out of the city and exploring the surrounding nature. There are plenty of hiking paths on land and places to kayak or fish in the sea.


When to go to Parnu

Tourism peaks during the summer, so your holiday plans will greatly depend on whether you want to join the crowds or avoid them.



Parnu always seems to have something going on within its city limits. Festivals, fair, concerts, and beach parties abound in the city. Don’t forget to see what is going on during your visit so you don’t miss anything exciting or interesting.



Parnu Facts

Population41 528
CurrencyEstonian kroon
AirportParnu, Estonia (EPU)

Parnu average temperatures

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Pärnu Victory Day Marathon

In Pärnu Victory Day Marathon you pass natural surroundings with historical and cultural objects. The course has a good balance between asphalt and forest terrain. And there is also a half-marathon available for those of you who aren’t ready for a full marathon just yet. And not to forget, all the kids can loose some energy at the great Victory Day Children's Run.

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