Top Things to Do in Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia. Photo by Neil Sengupta on Unsplash

Set in a beautiful valley and surrounded by hills, Tbilisi is a lively city full of stunning architecture, narrow streets with hidden bars and delicious Georgian food. The more you explore, the more you’ll understand why Tbilisi is known as the coolest city in the Caucasus.

Stroll Through the Old Town

Tbilisi’s picturesque old town features narrow cobbled streets lined with charming ramshackle houses with wooden balconies. With architectural influences from both East and West, Tbilisi’s old town confirms Georgia’s position as straddling both Europe and Asia.

Visit the Narikala Fortress

Take an exhilarating cable car ride to the Narikala Fortress. This 8th-century citadel perches above the old town and offers the best views of the Georgian capital. Come with sturdy shoes and a camera and learn more about the patchwork history of this dramatic ruin.

Learn About Georgian History at the Georgian National Museum

With collections of Medieval art, ancient jewelry, and local archaeology, as well as works by Georgian masters and contemporary artists, the Georgian National Museum is the best place to learn more about this fascinating country.

Enjoy Traditional Georgian Cuisine

You’d better be hungry when you arrive in Tbilisi because the food is heavy, hearty, and outrageously tasty. With dumplings, cheese pies, kebabs, stews, and soups, Tbilisi’s restaurants serve up some of the best examples of traditional Georgian cuisine.