Tradition, modernity, high fashion, historical palaces, green gardens, and friendly people. You name it, Tehran has it. A short drive in the mild northern areas gets you to the giant palaces of the Pahlavi dynasty. You can also visit Golestan Palace and walk to the many museums around it, especially the Treasury of National Jewels and the National Museum of Iran. Got an artistic soul? Being the hub of modern art and culture, many galleries, theaters, and cinemas are all over the city. Tehran is also the ultimate destination for nightlife seekers. There are many cafes and restaurants around every park and campus, bustling with college kids. If you’ve got a taste for the expensive, Tehran has many popular malls for you. But if you are looking for tradition and handicrafts, go to the Grand Bazaar to find cute knickknacks and souvenirs.