• Stay at Dimora del Podesta.  It is ran by the sweetest Italian family and each morning they serve you breakfast on the terrace overlooking town which is pretty magical.  Also some of my favorite moments of my month long Europe trip were while sitting on the balcony, drinking wine, listening to music and people watching.  Tell them I sent you :)
  • Music on the rocks - it is a club in a cave on the beach and so cool! If you are there on a Wednesday go then (it's ladies night which apparently is the night to go) and don't show up before 12:30 or 1am
  • Spend a day at the smaller beach (Spiaggia del Fornillo) - it's less busy than the main big one and lined with places to eat/drink. The day we spent there was one of my favorite days of the entire trip. There's a short path from the main beach over to this one 
  • Eat at Saraceno d'Oro - it's good (get the pizza) but more importantly the people are amaaaazing.  Make reservations & try to eat outside - it was my favorite street.  Such a fun vibe.  If your waiter is Pepe, tell him hi from me :)
  • Il Fornillo - super cute spot for dinner
  • Le Sirenuse Hotel has a really pretty view (I see it on Insta constantly) and a nice champagne bar.  If you aren't staying here, at least go for a drink and the view!
  • Ristorante da Costantino - I didn't go here but a friend recommended it + it's super high up so the view is to die for
  • Il San Pietro di Positano - didn't go here but a friend did and recommends the 'for two' which is a drink with gin + ginger beer + cucumber & is very refreshing! (Plus it looks super cute)
  • Buy shoes! They are known for their sandals and a lot of the places will custom make them for you... i.e. you pick out the design and the material and they fit it to your foot.  SO COOL!
  • Take a boat to Capri for the day - the coast is beautiful and there are so many different grottos & generally pretty sights.  Capri was a little underwhelming to be honest but if you spend time there check out Anacapri
  • Go to the blue grotto of course

Getting there:

Depending on where you're coming from, there's 2 different options I'd recommend:

  • Via Naples: Fly or train into Naples and then cab to Positano.  You cannot take a ferry from Naples.
  • Via Salerno: Take a train to Salerno and then ferry to Positano.  You could also take a cab if you wanted.  We took a ferry on the way in and a cab on our way out -- the views from both were unreal.  Napoli is a shorter cab ride but I don't think the views are as pretty so it depends on what your goals are :)