When Tyler and I started to plan this year, we both decided that for everyone’s birthday we would make sure to travel someplace FUN! Lucky for us, we traveled so much the last couple months we earned a free hotel with hotels.com. If you aren’t familiar with hotels.com and travel ALOT you need to hop on over and start booking hotels, to earn free nights stay.
Tyler’s birthday is March 27th, and I knew that it would be a lot to have just been in Serbia, to come home wash our clothing and head out the next day to Pula Croatia!
We stayed at Ribarska Koliba it’s a hotel located right on the water, it was BEAUTIFUL! We went on off season so the pool was not opened, and it was a bit cold, but still well worth the FREE stay. It was also in a GREAT location.
The first day we decided to hit up the Aquarium in Pula, it was very rainy and cold, and we thought it was a GREAT first stop on our trip. When we first arrived at the Aquarium the outside was not so beautiful, it doesn’t scream aquarium at all.
It turns out this aquarium was once an old Austrian, Hungarian coastal artillery faculty. The inside was soooo cool! We loved how they used something old, and made it into something new.
We then headed out to town, and found a GREAT pizza place so good we ate there two days in a row! It was called Marco Polo it was ranked the top 5 in Pula, and we totally know why!! AMAZING pizza the BEST!!
Once we finished up the aquarium we headed to town, it started to rain again so we decided to check out this indoor play place called Peekaboo. This place was AMAZING it had a HUGE jungle gym and great coffee! What’s even better is it’s open until 10 pm! Just in case your children have serious jet lag.
The boys left this place EXHAUSTED! Which was perfect because they just fell asleep! The next morning we woke up and decided to head to the Pula Arena, we were the first people in the doors and we took lots and lots of pictures!! The picture below is my favorite but I took it the night before.
After the Arena, we decided that the boys needed to do something fun! I randomly pulled up a beach called Valkane Pula. It was PERFECT and full of beautiful rocks, and tons of sea glass! If you love beach combing you will love Valkane beach lots of treasures to be found! Below is a picture I took leaving. I still can’t believe how clear and blue the water looked! I honestly always thought water looked like lake water in Tennessee (I know I should get out more) but really when you grow up around water that looks like Tennessee lake water, and then you see the water from Pula, Croatia it really gets you thinking.
If you love little, quiet, and super close to water with lots to do! I HIGHLY suggest you head to Pula Croatia!