The best shopping can be found in Valletta and Sliema. Just outside the capital, you can pick up some excellent buys at the 'Flea Market' such as woollen goods, Medina glass and Filigree silver.
There's plenty of delicious local dishes to sample in Malta. These include a arnge of seasonal fish including swordfish, dott and grouper grilled or in tomato sauce; Pastizzi (a ricotta cheesecake) and Kinnie (a bitter-sweet orange drink). You'll find a host of dining options from cafes and promenade snack bars to bars and restaurants.
The lively night-life of St. Julians is ideal for those who enjoy clubbing. There's also a discotheque, casino and a scattering of bars in Bugibba and Qawra.