Old Town in Tartu
Why locals love it
It's the center of everything in Tartu. Whenever you need to meet someone you do it by the kissing students fountain. If you happen to crave for a pint of beer (this situation will occur in Tartu), Rüütli street is the place for you. The oldtown area also hides most of the restauraunts in this town.
Why you should visit it
There's something about the lively vibe of students rushing towards their study buildings, people meeting and hugging, or the occasional silly initiation ceremonies of freshmen students that make Tartu what it is.
The Tartu visitor center is right around the corner of the Town Hall. Stop by for maps and other useful stuff.