Capital Ljubljana is nicknamed the “town of a thousand events,” offering visitors traditional events like the Dragon Carnival in February, featuring a parade of Shrovetide figures from pagan folk stories, as well as the weekly Open Kitchen, where over 30 chefs from across the country gather on Fridays prepping and selling Slovenian dishes at stalls in Central Market. With a historical center closed to traffic and over half of the city’s green space covered with forests, it’s no surprise Ljubljana has earned the title as one of the greenest cities in Europe. One of the best vantage points? From a paddle board. Make your way down the Ljubljanica River admiring the architecture of “Plečnik’s Ljubljana” lining both sides of the bank.