5.3 miles from downtown
Oliwa’s a green, foresty getaway from city life. Here, courting couples clamber up Pachołek Hill to watch the sun set over the Gulf of Gdańsk. Families flock to Oliwa Zoo to walk and talk with the animals. If you’d rather do little but chill, give Eskimo Lody café a whirl – their homemade ice cream has churned out happy customers for forty years.
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5.2 miles from downtown
It’s all go-go-go in Jelitkowo. By day, this seaside area draws outdoorsy types: from windsurfers to water skiers, and cyclists that whiz through Jelitkowski Park. Even in winter, you’ll spot die-hard swimmers take a dip in the chilly Baltic. At night, crowds of clubbers go bananas at Plażowy Beach Club – they keep the pace, if not the peace!
Places to stay from $24 a night
3.8 miles from downtown
Life’s a beach in Brzeźno! Its sandy stretches go on for miles. Local life centres on the pier, where lovers amble arm-in-arm and sporty young mothers jog with their kiddie strollers. At Gruba Ryba bar, down a cool Polish pilsner in between bouts of swimming and sunbathing. Then tuck into a grilled fish lunch at the seafront Restaurant Kawior.
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This historic harbor city features the best of the Baltic with its striking architecture, charming old town, and pristine beaches. Gdansk is referred to as the amber capital of the world, due to the abundance of the semi-precious stone found in the surrounding areas. You'll find plenty of shops selling amber souvenirs, some even containing preserved insects.
Explore the city's beautifully preserved center with its countless canal bridges, cobblestone streets lined with colouful houses, local craft shops, and St. Mary's – the oldest brick church in the world. The area is also home to the Royal Way, where Polish kings once marched, and the iconic Neptune Fountain in the center of the Long Market. There's also a number of great museums like the European Solidarity Center, Artus Court Museum, and the National Maritime Museum.
Just a short streetcar ride from the city center are Stogi and Brzeźno, beautiful beaches that cater to both water sports enthusiasts or those who just want to cach some sun on the sandy shores. July and August provide the best weather for beachgoers, and the summer is also the season for Saint Dominic’s Fair and the city's annual Shakespeare Festival.
Most flights arrive at Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport, set about 8 miles west of the city. The easiest way to travel between Gdansk and the airport is the PKM metro line.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||10 zł = $2.31|
|Average weekend price||$105 per night|
|Average weekday price||$104 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
I was pleasantly surprised at the beauty of Gdansk. The architecture and size of the old town was spectacular. I visited one of several beaches on the outskirts of Gdansk, that look over the Baltic Sea. Tram 3 took me to the Beach in approx. 30mins. This can vary a rush hour. Good tram and bus service throughout. 24hr ticket includes airport, unlike other European cities.
Excellent tourist location - my favourite place to visit is the Amber Altar at St Brigidy church - it is magnificent - a must visit. There are lots of new museums - WWII museum, Solidarity Centre as well as older museums at Town Hall and Maritime museum. The Old Town , Dluga, Dlugi Targ are also must visit attractions. Interesting walking tour around the Old Town. We took a boat trip to Sopot - nice seaside town, sandy beach, marina and pier and returned to Gdansk on the train. Transport by train, tram and bus are very easy. Plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars to choose from.
Beautiful place, so much to see and do. The history is exceptional and the architecture is truly outstanding. Loved everything about Gdańsk and would love to return. Bonus is that it is really outstanding value for money. Gdańsk is very easy to navigate and most things can be reached by walking. We went to Malbork castle by train what a place would highly recommend. Eating is super easy so many amazing restaurants.
A great city in the North of Poland. Close to the popular beach of Sopot and to Malbork, which has a great Castle that is worth the 40/50 minute train trip. The city itself has a really interesting history, so if you are thinking about taking a tour around, you won't regret it. Many great buildings of both old and modern architecture styles, so the view is also great.
very relaxed place with lots of places to eat and drink and generally walk around in a nice area down by the river, lots of historic buildings still survive and modern architecture sits well with the older styles. very family friendly i noticed as well. city tours available and boat trips on the river with even a huge pirate ship going up and down the river. a number of beautiful old churches and even the main train station is an architectural wonder.
Gdansk is a really cool city with lots to see! The old town is beautiful and the solidarity museum is a must see for all Europeans who visit. It’s well connected to Sopot and Gdynia which is also highly recommended. Wonderful area of Poland to visit!
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