Buftea lies 12 miles (19 kilometers) from the nerve center of one of Romania's most prominent cities, Bucharest.
Do you follow sports closely? You might want to make your way 13 miles (21 kilometers) southeast of Buftea to bond with the local fans at National Arena. The Romania National Team and the Steaua Bucuresti FC regularly take on their opponents there. When enjoying the Romania National Team game days, you'll look like a local if you wear yellow and red.
No visit to Buftea can do without a stop at the North Gate and North Center, located in Pipera, about 9 miles (14 kilometers) to the east.
There is a variety of activities to discover if you stop in Ploiesti, including the St. John the Baptist Cathedral, the Clock Museum and Central Market Hall. And, it's just 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north of Buftea. If you've still got time, experience the Synagogue and History & Archaeology Museum.
Explore your adventurous side while you're vacationing in Romania, where you can get involved in tobogganing or mountain biking.
Release your inhibitions and sit back as the breeze tickles your face. Romania has several relaxing activities for all to enjoy, including cycling and shore fishing.
Let your senses be your guide on some of the guided nature walks, wildlife spotting tours, cycling tours and city walking tours available in this region.
For the active vacationer, Romania is home to many watersports, like swimming and rafting.
Lovers of cold weather will feel right at home in this region. You'll find a number of fun winter activities on offer, such as snowboarding and skiing.
Languages change, borders shift, but recipes are forever. Don't pass up the opportunity to sample the local cuisine. It can be one of the best ways to acquaint yourself with a new place.
Lamb and fish are ingredients often found in the region's kitchens.
Try a few of the local meals, such as ciorbÄƒ Å£ÄƒrÄƒneascÄƒ (vegetable soup) or ciorbÄƒ de burtÄƒ (tripe soup).
To top off your local taste experience, you shouldn't miss clÄƒtite cu brânzÄƒ (filled crepes), a popular dessert.
Pining for a pint? Every club here will definitely have Stejar on tap. So rest assured, you'll never be far from a cold beer.
Ceai (black tea) is a non-alcoholic beverage and a hit with the locals. It is definitely worth a taste!
If you're going out after dinner, you should order an afinatÄƒ (blueberry liqueur), a popular spirit in this area.
Wrap up a long day with a glass or two of TÄƒmâioasÄƒ RomaneascÄƒ or GrasÄƒ de Cotnari.
When you have spent your leftover Romanian lei and said, "La revedere" to this place, you'll be able to start thinking about your next vacation!
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