The national capital Sofia is located 80 miles (129 kilometers) southwest of Pleven.
Vazrazhdane Square is a good spot to visit while you are here. Another one is the Pleven Regional Historical Museum.
While it can be tempting to just kick back and relax when vacationing in Pleven, remember, Bulgaria's treasure-trove of scenic delights lie just beyond your doorstep. You may also wish to check out Lovech, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north, and Sevlievo 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northwest.
Discover moments of quiet contemplation at Bulgaria's churches. For a window into local culture, make a beeline for Bulgaria's history museums.
Rug up and have a go at skiing or snowboarding. These activities are great options for locals and visitors. Water adventures are a popular activity here. Don't miss the opportunity to go canoeing or swimming; Bulgaria has some perfect spots for it.
Often, the most rewarding travel moments are to be found in a region's eating establishments. Ingredients commonly found in many Bulgaria kitchens are kiselo mlyako (yoghurt) and kashkaval (yellow cheese). Typical specialties include shkembe chorba (tripe soup) and tarator (cold soup), but naturally there are many other fine options for real food lovers. And no meal is finished until you have tried mliako s oriz (rice pudding), a common dessert in these parts. The bars in this region often serve zagorka, so be sure to try one if you enjoy drinking beer. To finish your experience, try a mineral water. This is a common non-alcoholic drink here.
When your time is up in Pleven, you'll be sure to bid this region a sad "Doviždane" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be heading home with special memories and photos that you'll have for years to come.