There's nothing nicer on a warm sunny day in Ljubljana than heading to the beach. No, not Slovenia’s coast or Croatia’s popular seaside, for here folks in town head just south of the city centre to Ljubljana beach, which isn’t really a beach, but even without the swimming it’s pretty nice sitting on the banks of the Ljubljanica with a drink in hand. The original Ljubljana beach (or plaža in Slovene), a series of steps along the river bank stretching from the corner of Eipprova ulica below Trnovski pristan, was designed by Jože Plečnik who built half the city and also lived nearby. A short stroll further on from town and on the castle side of the river in Prule, is another riverside public space, Špica. Expanses of wooden terraces perfect for a picnic and lounging around on make it another great spot to chill out, and there's even a small playground for kids. Špica also houses a pleasant café offering refreshments all day, and next to the park is the dock for Ljubljana’s flotilla of boat bars and tour boats.