Travel from Cincinnati to Prague on the cheap

Last year, the Czech Republic celebrated its 100th birthday, and the country's capital city was named one of 2018's top destinations by the New York Times.

Bisected by the Vltava River, “the City of a Hundred Spires" is known for its Old Town Square, colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and its medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Besides the stunning architecture, there are also enough local libations and delightful dishes to appease any traveler.

Thankfully, there are plenty of relatively inexpensive flights between Cincinnati and Prague. We pulled from travel site Skyscanner to provide you with a short list of flights and hotels handpicked with the trendy adventurer in mind.

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Cheapest Prague flights

Currently, the cheapest flights between Cincinnati and Prague are if you leave on Feb. 25 and return from the Czech Republic on March 4. Allegiant Air currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $611.

There are also deals to be had earlier in February. If you fly out of Cincinnati on Feb. 11 and return from Prague on Feb. 18, Brussels Airlines can get you there and back for $625 roundtrip.

Top Prague hotels

To plan your stay, here are some of Prague’s top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.

The Mosaic House (Odboru 4)

For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Mosaic House. The hotel has a 4.9-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $70.

The Sophie's Hostel (Melounova 2)

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There's also the 4.8-star rated The Sophie's Hostel, which has rooms for $16/night. Area attractions include the Czech National Museum, the Prague National Theatre and Wenceslas Square.

The Louren Hotel (Slezska 55 Slezska 832/55)

A third option is The Louren Hotel. With a five-star rating on Skyscanner, the hotel is one of the most luxurious in the city. Rooms are currently listed for $92/night.

Local restaurant picks

If you're looking for a popular spot to grab a bite, Prague has plenty of excellent eateries to choose from. Here are a few from Skyscanner's listings to help you get started.

Potrefena Husa Hybernska (Dlážděná 1003/7 110)

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Let's start with the basics: where to get a drink and a quick meal. For a popular option, check out Potrefena Husa Hybernska, which has an average of five stars out of seven reviews on Skyscanner.

"This restaurant is great, especially for students, backpackers and budget travelers," wrote visitor Emily. 

SaSaZu (Bubenske Nabrezi 306)

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One of Prague's most popular restaurants is SaSaZu, with 4.9 stars from seven reviews.

"Both club and high-end Asian fusion restaurant, a night at stylish SaSaZu is always an unforgettable experience," wrote reviewer Clare. "Food is inspired by dishes from Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia, and after dinner the party gets started around 10 p.m."

U Medvídků (Na Perštýně, 345/7)

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Also worth considering is U Medvídků.

"Great value and authentic," wrote Marie. "I lived in Prague for a year and took family and friends there any time someone was visiting."

Featured Prague attractions

Prague is also full of sites to visit and explore. Here are some popular attractions to round out your trip, again from Skyscanner's listings.

The Charles Bridge 

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First up is The Charles Bridge.

Joining the Lesser Side with Old Town, the Charles bridge is famously the best spot for viewing the Prague Castle. Thousands of people traverse this cobbled bridge every year.

Prague Castle (Prague 11908)

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Prague Castle is another popular destination.

Perhaps the most beautiful sight east of Paris, Prague Castle was the original seat of power in Bohemia, the home of Czech royalty. The former royal compound is actually a series of castles, with a cathedral and several gardens and plazas at the center. If you visit during the day, make sure to catch the changing of the guard, which occurs every hour.

Old Town Square

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Finally, spend some time at Old Town Square, the oldest and most populated square in this historic city.

While there are a number of architectural styles that can be seen throughout the space, the dominating figure is the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, a massive Gothic structure completed in the 15th century. Visitors can also check out the astronomical clock, the Jan Hus Memorial and the baroque St. Nicholas Church.