As the center of the Riviera with the longest tradition in Croatian tourism, Opatija is one of the closest tourist destinations to Central Europe. It is located about 70 km from the city of Trieste.
It is known for its spa and health tourism offer, but also for the city parks. In its most famous park, which is located by the first hotel in Opatija, Villa Angiolina, the Museum of Croatian tourism is located. It is connected with numerous tourist towns by a seaside promenade, the lungomare.