The Carpathian Mountains, sometimes called the Transylvanian Alps, form Romania's backbone. In summertime, these mountains are a popular place for hiking and camping. In the winter, the Carpathian Prahova Valley resorts of Sinaia, Busteni, Predeal, Poiana Brasov,and Arieseni are crowded with skiers from all over Europe. Mamaia, a beach resort on the shores of the Black Sea, is where hip young people from all over Eastern Europe flock to soak up rays.
The Danube Delta, one of the sole remaining wilderness areas in all of Europe, is such an important biosystem that UNESCO has designated it a World Heritage Site. There are six other UNESCO World Heritage Sites inside Romania as well, including Bucovina's unique painted monasteries, Maramures's wooden churches, the Horezu Monastery, and the ancient fortresses in the Oracian Mountains built by the Dacians in the 2nd century A.D. in an effort to keep the Roman invaders out.
Bucharest, the capital, is a bustling place with world-class museums, good restaurants, and shops with reasonable prices. Bucharest's 1,000-room Parliament House is the second-largest administrative building in the world, after the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Bucharest is a good place to look for cheap hotel deals in Romania. Romania's most beautiful city, though, is probably Sighisoara. Sighisoara was founded by Saxons in the 12th century, and its cobbled streets, ornate churches, and perfectly preserved houses rival those of Prague or Bruges in medieval authenticity.
Romania hotel packages are probably your best bet for traveling anywhere outside of Bucharest. Expedia can help you find the top Romania hotel deals in the areas you specifically want to travel to.
Romania hotels have improved vastly over the past decade, but they're still not up to the level of accommodations in other parts of Eastern Europe. Make certain you vet any cheap Romania hotel deal you uncover to ensure it has a bed, a roof, and four walls! Expedia will locate genuine Romania hotel deals for you and help you book reservations for rooms at special discount rates.