Take a stroll through Maksimir Park, with its tree-lined avenues, densely forested corners and boating lakes.
Throw a do-it-yourself barbecue party at Bundek, the riverside park on the south side of the river Sava, where concrete hearths are provided for fire-lighting.
Cycle your way around Jarun, the artificial lake south-west of the centre. There’s a bike-hire booth at the entrance, and a plethora of café-terraces facing the water.
Enjoy a coffee during the Saturday-morning Špica, Zagreb’s weekly outbreak of caffeine frenzy that fills the pavement terraces along the pedestrianised zone of Bogovićeva and Cvijetni trg.
Spend Sunday morning browsing the collector’s market at Britanski trg before enjoying a coffee or late breakfast at Kava Tava, the café on the square’s eastern flanks.
Spend an afternoon in Samobor, the cute riverside town famous for its kremšnite creamy pastries.