A dozen trails are outlined on the free Dolenjske Toplice Municipal Tourist Trails handout, but without any explanatory detail. You need to ask at the TIC for more detailed information – it has some two dozen separate sheets with themed hikes, walks and cycle routes.
One is a 2.5km archaeological walk west to Cvinger (263m), where Hallstatt tombs and iron foundries have been unearthed. Nature lovers may be interested in the 8km herbal trail, a loop south to Sela and Podturn and back via forest roads, which takes in a herb farm and the 15th-century Church of the Holy Trinity at Cerovec. Further afield is the 2km Dormouse Trail, which makes a loop from Kočevske Poljane, about 4.5km southwest of Dolenjske Toplice, and could be combined with a hike to Base 20.
It's all about the spa-resort here but if your budget doesn't stretch to that there are also a couple of good guesthouse options.
Dolenjske Toplice is a small place and only has a smattering of eating options outside of the hotels.
Drinking & Nightlife
The main drag is home to a couple of bars but don't expect rowdy nightlife.