Lake Bled — Slovenia's leading mountain resort — comes complete with a sweeping alpine panorama, a fairy-tale island, a cliff-hanging medieval castle, a lazy lakeside promenade, and the country's most sought-after desserts. And the glorious mountain vistas and traditional folk-life charms only crescendo as you explore the surrounding areas. Taken together, there are few more enjoyable places to simply be on vacation. Hike up to Bled Castle for intoxicating vistas. Make a wish and ring the bell at the island church. Wander or bike the dreamy path around the lake. Sit on a dock, dip your feet in the water, and feed some of the lake's resident swans. Then dive into some of Bled's famous cakes while you take in the view of Triglav, Slovenia's favorite mountain.