GRAND Magazine - November/December 2018 - 7

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P R A G U E - a dream destination
BY ALICE BURDICK SCHWEIGER

F

or the past couple of years
our family vacations have
included our kids and grandkids-and they were all wonderful
adventures, fun times and brought
lasting memories. But this summer
my husband and I decided to take
a trip solo, and we picked Prague
in the Czech Republic as our dream
destination.
With dozens of hotels to
choose from, we selected the
five-star luxury Prague Four
Seasons Hotel. Located in
the city's historic Old Town,
the hotel's impeccable service,
elegance and charm, attention to detail and extremely
accommodating staff, made
it for us, the perfect place to
stay. (They even have a spa
and relaxation pool-but our
priority was walking and exploring.)

"

"Prague is one of the most
picturesque, beautiful, historic
European cities we have
ever visited."

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NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2018

The dining options seemed endless. We received a
long list of restaurant recommendations from friends
who had traveled to Prague-some of the places were
pricy, some moderate, some menus offered basic foods,
some inventive cuisine. Our favorite was Kampa Park,
rated one of Prague's best restaurants. It's situated on
the banks of the Vltava river with a great view of Charles
Bridge and offers sumptuous gourmet cuisine at reasonable prices. We also had a few meals at CottoCrudo at
our hotel, which was not only very convenient, but offers

innovative Italian classics
including fresh seafood
and homemade pasta.
Field, another popular
choice, features farm to
table dining.
Of course, a grandparent's European trip
must include presents
for their grandkids.
Prague is known for
elaborately hand-crafted
marionettes and it was
a given that's what we
would bring home. While
almost every souvenir
store in town sells varying versions, we visited
the shop recommended
by the hotel concierge-
Marionety Truhlar.
There was a huge
selection of colorful carved wooden original puppets on
strings-we picked a pirate and a cowboy for our grandsons. We also searched the city for a Czech toy store
and found Sparky's. While they had a large inventory of
American toys, they also sold an array of toys made in
the Czech Republic.
When it came to what sights to see, our four days
were filled with trying to cram in as many spectacular
attractions as possible.
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