1. Take a dip in the Cave Baths of Miskolc-tapolca: Known to possess healing properties, the cave baths at Miskolc Tapolca offer a much needed rejuvenative break from life. The bath pools, which are rich minerals, sprawls along a system of 17th century caves. The temperature of the pools here are kept at a steady 30 degrees, making them accessible even during colder winter months. Apart from the many bath pools offered here, the Cave Baths also provide specialty spa treatments to its guests.
- Location: Miskolc, Pazár István stny. 1, 3519 Hungary
- Timings: 08.00AM-06.00PM on all days of the week
- Price: 1900 HUF per person
2. Spend a day by Lake Balaton: Located in the heart of Hungary, a day trip by Lake Balaton is among the most well loved things to do in Hungary with one’s family. Swimming, sailing and windsurfing are some of the few things that one can do at the lake. Ice fishing and skating are also quite common during the winter months, when the lake remains frozen. On the northern shores of the dazzling lake sits Tihany Town, an ancient medieval town that can be explored on foot. The surrounding vineyards around the lake, too, are worth visiting while at Balaton.
- Location: Western Hungary
3. Witness the Busojaras Festival: Every February, the town of Mohacs comes alive with revelry and celebration. Taking place in the week leading up to Ash Wednesday, the Busojaras Festival celebrates the emancipation of Mohacs from the Ottoman Turks in the bygone eras. So vital is the festival to the Hungarian culture, that Busojaras is now recognized by UNESCO as one of the most culturally important festivals in the world. One of the most fun Hungary things to do, one can witness the traditional carnival take the streets as men and women dress up in elaborate garbs and parade through Mohacs. A lot of singing, dancing, drinking is involved as well!
- Location: Mohacs
- Timings: February every year
4. Take a cruise along Danube: The Danube River is the lifeblood of Hungary. Snaking its way along the city, the river crosses many of Budapest’s best attractions by its shorelines. One of the best ways to explore the beauty of the river is to take a cruise along Danube. Among the most popular activities to do in Hungary, the river cruises offered here allows you to enjoy the gorgeous Hungarian cityscapes from the comfort of a luxury cruiser. Whether you take an overnight cruise in Budapest, or a tour along the Danube bend, the experience here is bound to leave you spellbound.
- Location: Danube River, Budapest
5. Hike through the Hortobagy National Park: Nestled in the Great Plains of Hungary, the Hortobagy National Park is the country’s largest region of protected landscape. Dotted with blooming meadows, lakes and wetland areas, the park presents a diverse landscape that can be explored on foot. Hortobagy is home to a vast array of birds, especially cranes, and birdwatching at the Park can prove to be one of the most beautiful things to do in Hungary.
- Location: Counties of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Heves, Hajdú-Bihar and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Hungary
- Timings: 08.00AM-04.00PM on all days of the week
6. Go caving at the Aggtelek Karst National Park: The Caves at the Aggtelek Karst National Park are one of the few UNESCO recognized World Heritage Sites in Hungary. Spread across an area of over 130,000 acres, this network of 712 caves requires a dedicated trekker to explore. Dating back to the BCE eras, these ancient caves feature some gorgeous stalagmite and stalactite formations. The interiors of the caves are fitted with broad walkways that explorers can utilize to make their way around the rocky terrain.
- Location: Aggtelek Karst National Park, Hungary
7. Take a trip to the Holloko Village: Nestled in the slopes of the Cserhat Mountains, Holloko is an ancient Hungarian village known for its culture. Now a recognized world Heritage Site, this little Hungarian village is well known for its white walled, thatched roofed huts designed in a traditional style. Even those who dwell in Holloko still observe all traditional rituals, and don traditional Hungarian garbs which are now not worn anywhere else. The village has a little Museum of its own as well.
- Location: Nograd County, Hungary 3176
8. Hike through the Buda Hill: Also known as the Castle Hill, the Buda Hill stands tall in the heart of Budapest. Regarded as one of the most popular activities to do in Hungary, a hike through Buda is a must-try for all trekkers coming to Hungary. There are several little trails leading to the summit here, and the climb is fairly easy, making it a popular spot for beginners. With the hill commanding panoramic views of the surrounding city, the climb can prove quite rewarding as well. Those desiring a more relaxing climb can opt for the funicular ride up the slope. The Buda Castle sits atop the summit here, and can be worth a trip after a long hike.
- Location: Budapest, Hungary