As an alternative, you can visit Kalamaja, the coolest area in Tallinn right now. Kalamaja consists of two sides: the industrial heritage left behind by the 20th century, and quaint wooden buildings that used to house the factory workers. Today many young families have made this area their home, so walking around Kalamaja gives you a good look at what is some of the most desirable housing in Tallinn.
The most popular area is Telliskivi Creative City. Telliskivi has turned an old industrial compound into studio spaces, creative companies' offices, cool restaurants, artsy coffee shops, and fancy beer bars specialising in local and international craft beer. Telliskivi Creative City, once considered a risky investment during the depths of the global recession, has since developed, matured and become a golden opportunity for innovative companies.
Don't miss out on some really cool street art decorating the houses and walls of the former factory. The Telliskivi area is quite big and something new always crops up, be it pop-up shops, galleries, or flea markets. This place is very close to the Old Town, just a short walk away, and gives tourists a view of the modern side of Tallinn, where old buildings become home to new ideas.