For those longing for a short break from the city, there's a wealth of fantastic day trips departing from Tallinn. An unmissable opportunity to get out and see the real Estonia, and with a little planning, sample a slice of the modern rural revival sweeping the country.
With Tallinn located on the north coastline, it's a solid plan to head out either east or west in search of one of Estonia's coastal fishing villages. An exploratory walk around a village can be combined with a stroll on the beach, or through a pristine pine forest, many of which grow up right up to the beach. All of that walking is bound to build up an appetite, remedied with a visit to a coastal restaurant (OKO; MerMer; Wicca; Ruhe), who can all serve up local delicacies in the comfort of a seaside-inspired interior. What's even better is that these fine dining restaurants are also considered among the 50 Best Restaurants in Estonia.