Exploring the best of Prague, with cheap flights from Jacksonville

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Last year, the Czech Republic celebrated its 100th birthday, and Prague — 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 Jacksonville 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

The cheapest flights between Jacksonville and Prague are if you leave on Oct. 1 and return from the Czech Republic on Oct. 9. Finnair currently has tickets for $551, roundtrip.

There are also deals to be had in September. If you fly out of Jacksonville on Sept. 27 and return from Prague on Oct. 6, British Airways can get you there and back for $732, roundtrip.

Top Prague hotels

Regarding where to 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)

If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay, consider The Mosaic House. The hotel has a 4.9-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $10.

The Louren Hotel (Slezska 55 Slezska 832/55)

There's also the five-star rated The Louren Hotel. Rooms are currently set at $92/night.

The Sophie's Hostel (Melounova 2)

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Photo: Trip by Skyscanner

A third option is The Sophie's Hostel. The 4.8-star hostel has rooms for $16/night.

It is located near the the Czech National Museum, Czech Technical University and Wenceslas Square.

Featured Prague food and drink

Prague has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a few of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.

Potrefena Husa Hybernska (Dlážděná 1003/7 110 00)

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First things first: where to get a drink and a bite to eat. For a popular option, check out the Potrefena Husa Hybernska, which has an average of five stars out of seven reviews on Skyscanner.

"The restaurant ambiance is cozy. This spot serves up hearty and traditional Czech food for a very reasonable price," wrote visitor Emily.

SaSaZu (Bubenske Nabrezi 306)

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Photo: Trip by Skyscanner

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

Maly Buddha (Úvoz 110/44)

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Finally, there's the Maly Buddha, with 4.8 stars from five reviews.

"Fill up on healthy Vietnamese fare here! It has great vegetarian options and plenty of vegetables on the menu," wrote Gregory.

What to see and do in Prague

To round out your trip, Prague offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are two top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.

The Charles Bridge (Karlův most)

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First up is The Charles Bridge, with 4.7 stars from 238 reviews.

Joining the Lesser Side with Old Town, the Charles Bridge is 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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Photo: Trip by Skyscanner

Finally, spend some time at the Prague Castle. It has 4.6 stars from 183 reviews.

The former royal compound is actually a series of castles, with a cathedral and several gardens and plazas at the center.

"The Prague Castle is beautiful and historic, yet it's always packed," wrote visitor Emily.

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