Buses for Tsetserleg leave from the Dragon bus station in Ulaanbaatar at 8AM every day. The ride typically lasts at least 7 - 8 hours, and tickets must be purchased a day in advance. As of August 2013, bus tickets from Ulaanbaatar to Tsetserleg cost approximately 23,500₮ (around US$15) for adults, and 14,000₮ (US$9) for kids.
There are also microbuses that run between Ulaanbaatar and Tsetserleg. These are often very cramped (four across a bench seat), as drivers want to fit as many people in as possible to maximize profit. If possible, it is not a bad idea to pay for an extra seat to be left empty.
Tseterleg isn't very big. The city center and most hotels are in walking distance of the main attractions. If you don't want to walk, stand on the side of the road and stick your hand out. It won't be long before a car stops. Expect to pay between 500 and 2,000 T for rides around town.
There are many small restaurants offering typical Mongolian food. This is mainly meat, potatoes, rice and soups. They are cheap and offer a hearty traditional Mongolian meal, though don't expect much fresh vegetables. In hotel restaurant meals may be priced around 8,000 to 10,000 tugrug per dish, but in the many small local restaurants the prices are more like 3,000 to 5,000 tugrug per person.
The town has a fantastic western style cafe and bakery run by an Australian couple - The Fairfield Guesthouse Cafe and Bakery. The standard of food and cleanliness is outstanding. It may be one of the only places in the mongolian countryside where you can get a real espresso coffee or cappuccino to go with your full English Breakfast! The bread is spectacular! WIFI is 1000MNT for (seemingly) an unlimited time. http://www.fairfield.mn/
The Naran Hotel, situated next to the Fairfield Guesthouse has a large bar with many tables and replica works of art on the walls. Also has karaoke downstairs. Usually busy with both travellers and Mongolians. Also does food.
The Neptune. A club that is open most nights. Might be dangerous though- on one night there was a fight between ten men, the next night it was raided and closed by police. Good place to talk to younger Mongolians.
Many smaller bars offering cheap beers and varied music. Most also offer food.
Fairfield Guesthouse. At 20 dollars a night, this isn't the cheapest option in Tsetserleg, but the hostel is impeccably clean, run by a friendly Australian couple and comes with a large breakfast. There are also only 2 beds per room. http://www.fairfield.mn/ (976) 7033 3036 (T/F). (976) 9990 2260 (M). Location is on Google maps. If you don't have access then writing down the word "fairfield" and asking for directions seemed to work...
The Japanese managed resort of Tsenger Hot Springs is located 30 km away, and would cost approximately 15 dollars to get there by hired car.
From Tsetserleg, it is possible to hire a car to take you to one of Mongolia's most picturesque lakes, Terkhin Tsaagan Nuur or the Great White Lake. Cars can be hired at Tsetserleg's "black market," located close to the city center, but be prepared to negotiate prices in Russian, as few locals speak English. Alternatively, the English speaking staff at The Fairfield Guesthouse can make the booking for you. The drive to the lake is approximately 170 km, almost all on unpaved roads or dirt paths, and takes approximately 4 hours. A return trip to the lake should cost around $110, inclusive of petrol, food and accommodation for the driver.
In Ulaanbaatar city, Samar Magic Tours  offers budget trips to Tsetserleg-Terkhin Tsagaan Nuur-Tsenger Hot Springs.