Škofja Loka (Bishop's Meadow), just 26km from Ljubljana, is among the most beautiful and oldest settlements in Slovenia. Its evocative Old Town has been protected as a historical monument since 1987. It can be explored as a day trip from the capital or as an overnight stay (though book accommodation in advance since there's just a handful of lodging options).
The town of Radovljica is filled with charming, historic buildings and blessed with stunning views of the Alps, including Triglav. It was settled by the early Slavs, and by the 14th century had grown into an important market town centred on a large rectangular square, today’s Linhartov trg, and fortified with high stone walls.