Velingrad is situated approximately 60 miles (97 kilometers) southeast of Sofia, the national capital.
See for yourself why Bulgaria is so frequented by travelers, by hitting the road and exploring the wonderful cultural and scenic attractions surrounding Velingrad. Pazardzik, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest, and Belitsa, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east of Velingrad are also waiting to be discovered.
Organize some transport and spend some time in Plovdiv, a major city for the region, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) away from Velingrad. This regional center has a wide range of points of interest, for example Plovdiv International Fair Grounds, Dzhumaya Mosque and Hristo Botev Stadium. Bachkovo Monastery, Plovdiv Amphitheatre and Aliosha Monument are some more interesting sights in Plovdiv that should be on every traveler's to-do list.
To really get an understanding of a region, you need to peer back through the mists of time. Bulgaria's rich old towns are a marvellous place to start. If you are after things to do inside, head to Bulgaria's excellent history museums. These are good places to learn a little about the local lore and culture and perhaps find a special souvenir.
If you enjoy the water, plan to enjoy some watersports. Swimming is a popular option here and another option is canoeing. If you like to go slow while you are on vacation, Bulgaria has some great relaxing activities that will suit you perfectly, like bird watching and sunbathing.
At the end of your stay in Velingrad, say farewell the way Bulgarian's do, with a heartfelt "Doviždane."