Baku, Azerbaijani's capital, is 170 miles (274 kilometers) east of Stepanakert.
When it's time to spread your wings beyond Stepanakert, you'll soon find that the surrounding area is home to some attractions just waiting to be enjoyed.
If the weather makes you want to head indoors, plan to spend some of your time in Azerbaijan's history museums, theaters and craft workshops. Visit Azerbaijan's popular castles, it's a good way to get to know the area's colorful past.
When it gets cold, go to this area. Pull on your snow gear and try the sports on offer here. Try snowboarding or skiing.
Discover the variety of culinary traditions in Azerbaijan by sampling local food and beverages. Some ingredients found in many Azerbaijan recipe books are green onion and sturgeon. Typical specialties include gabala (caspian fish and smoked cheese) and shashlyks (kebabs), but of course there are many more fine meal options for foodies. And when it is time for the end of you meal, you can't say no to shakarbura (pastry filled with nuts).
When booking your vacation to Stepanakert, it's good to remember that the nearest major airport, Zvartnots International Airport, is situated in in Yerevan, 130 miles (209 kilometers) to the west.