How to Spend 2 Days in Hua Hin
With two days in Hua Hin, a seaside retreat south of Bangkok, you have time to laze on its beaches, take day trips to mangrove forests and waterfalls; and feast on fresh seafood and southern Thai street snacks. Here’s how to get the best from 48 hours in Hua Hin.
Day 1: Essential Hua Hin
**Morning:**Ease into your first day by exploring Hua Hin on a tour. A full-day tour typically includes attractions such as the railway station and nearby mangrove park, all with round-trip transportation. Alternately, lounge on the beach or book a kitesurfing lesson—Hua Hin’s seas are ideal for skimming across the waves.
**Afternoon:**If you skipped a full-day tour earlier, discover the city and its local wines this afternoon. Take in landmarks such as the giant Buddha statue at the Wat Huay Mongkol temple on a sightseeing tour, and finish with wine tastings at a winery in the nearby foothills.
**Evening:**Hua Hin is known for its night market and seafood, so channel your gourmet instincts. Swap the standard pad thai for food spots and dishes favored by locals. A sunset walking tour usually offers opportunities to try specialities like salt-crusted fish and Thai sweets.
Day 2: Day Trips or Water Fun
**Morning:**Branch out on a half- or full-day trip from Hua Hin. Discover Petchaburi province’s temples and the Khao Luang cave lined with Buddha statues; or ride a riverboat through Pranburi’s bird-filled forests. Alternately, visit the idyllic Pala-U waterfall or a family-oriented sheep farm to view its meadows and animals. Look for a tour with return transportation included.
**Afternoon:**If you chose a day trip earlier, continue it this afternoon—admiring Petchaburi’s Wat Prasrit Mahathat temple, swimming at Pala-U, or following boardwalks through Pranburi’s mangroves. You also can visit Hua Hin’s Vana Nava water park, which features water slides nestled in its jungle surroundings.
**Evening:**If you haven’t yet done a city tour, conclude your stay with some nighttime sightseeing. Sit back in a trishaw (samlor) as a cyclist guide takes you trundling past the sights and lights. Finish with a seafood dinner at a local restaurant for the perfect finale to your visit.