Prague, Czech RepublicThis past summer, I was with my family in Prague, Czech Republic. On a beautiful, sunny day, my kids wanted to rent a paddleboat out on the Vltava River to float along and enjoy the city from a new perspective.

Back when I lived in this city, two decades ago, it seemed a ridiculously touristy thing to do. But now, I was clearly back as a tourist and we had fun paddling with the hordes and surrounded by ducks on the Vltava.

Prague, Czech RepublicFrom the river, it’s a pretty perspective of the Old Town (Starometska) and the Lesser Town (Mala strana), and you have great views up to the Prague Castle, and a different view to the Charles Bridge as you gaze up at it from below.

Although, you do get the impression that thousands and thousands of tourists in town take turns crossing the Charles Bridge and then renting paddleboats to maneuver the Vltava River.

Prague, Czech RepublicDespite the crowds, we had a great time peddling around the island and enjoying the warm sun on our faces.

Prague is always a beautiful city, and you shouldn’t miss the perspective from the river when you are next in this fairy tale city.

Enjoy your time on your Vltava River paddleboat. Sometimes it’s more fun to be a tourist rather than a local.

At least my kids thought so.

Prague, Czech Republic