Turkish Airlines offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Sochi. KLM and Air France also depart from Dulles but have two connections.
WHERE TO STAY
Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina
3 Tchernomorskaya St.
Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Center
1a Golubaya St., Adler
WHERE TO EAT
36 Vorovskogo St.
Popular Japanese restaurant in the city center. Sushi starts at $2; dishes at $4.
13 Nesebrskaya St.
South of France native opened this brasserie, which offers a Mediterranean menu with an emphasis on seafood. Main dishes from $23.
WHAT TO DO
History Museum of Sochi
54 Vorovskogo St.
Covers wildlife (land and Black Sea), culture and political history of the seaside resort. Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. About $3.
Friendship Tree Garden Museum
2/5A Fabricius St.
Garden plus museum featuring souvenir gifts from around the world. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. About $3.
Sporting Glory of Sochi Museum
26-a Sovetskaya St.
Exhibits on Russian athletes and sporting achievements, including upcoming Olympics. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m–6 p.m. About $2.