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The Best Things to Do in Sochi

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Things to do in Sochi

Ski Area
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort , Esto-Sadok
Follow in the tracks of Olympians at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, the site of the alpine skiing events for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The res
Built for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Olimpiyskiy Park Adler houses indoor venues for sports like hockey, curling, and skating. Designed to pro
Arboretum Park , Sochi
A dense forest in the middle of a modern city, Arboretum Park boasts a vast collection of native and exotic plants. Originally established as
Sochi Park , Sochi
Explore the magical world of Russian fairytales and go on a series of rides at Sochi Park. Part of the major restructuring project that the c
Observation Deck
Enjoy views of the city, seacoast, and snow-capped mountains from the top of The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain. The Romanesque-like tow
National Park
Explore the nature of Russia's Krasnodar region at Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove, a series of hiking trails through lush landscapes. The


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Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Located on the Black Sea coastline, the city entices nearly four million visitors annually with its subtropical climate, sandy beaches, lively nightlife, and proximity to a network of ski slopes and hiking trails. Long the favorite haunt of Russia's political elite, Sochi advertises itself as the hub of the "Russian Riviera," offering warm summers and mild winters. Venture farther away from the coastline to discover the city's sprawling parks, tranquil places that offer shady canopies of old magnolia and cypress trees. Plan your vacation with our Russia journey planner and discover the best things to do in Sochi.

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Places to visit with Sochi

VolgogradTrip planner Best for: Monument, Landmark, Historic Site GelendzhikTrip planner Best for: Theme Park, Scenic Walking Area, Water Park KrasnodarTrip planner Best for: Monument, Landmark, Garden Rostov-on-DonTrip planner Best for: Landmark, Monument, Outdoor Activity TaganrogTrip planner Best for: Landmark, Specialty Museum, Park

Where to stay in Sochi

Nestled between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, the city of Sochi is one of Russia's premium tourist resort towns. As a popular destination, it offers a great selection of places to stay, including everything from globally renowned chains and charming boutique hotels, to family-owned pensions and self-catering apartments. Many of these are located close to the coast and include rooms with a sea view. For budget travelers, the city also has several hostels to choose from. Sochi is predominantly a summer destination, and the accommodation prices vary depending on the season.
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