Go exploring while you are in Kars. Start by visiting the the Church of the Apostles.
When it comes to getting the best bang for your buck from your holidays, it's worth keeping in mind that Kars is just just the start; Kars has been blessed with an abundance of scenic delights. Sarikamis, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northeast, and Ardahan, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southeast of Kars are also well worth checking out.
No matter if you are taking the common tourist trail or heading off the beaten path, learning a variety of Turkish phrases will help smooth out your journey. A great example of a handy Turkish sentence is "Benimle dans eder misiniz?" (Would you like to dance with me?). "Where are you from?" is another good one know, so try pronouncing "Nerelisin?"
Take note, if you are likely to be in Kars around the 29th of October, Republic Day is widely observed then and some attractions may have changed opening hours.
When you are ready to pack up your gear and say "Hoşçakal", you'll have heaps of memories of your time here.