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.
Places to stay from $11 a night
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 $20 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.
Places to stay from $15 a night
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 = $2.01|
|Average weekend price||$41 per night|
|Average weekday price||$41 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
A beautiful city undergoing major refurbishment. Visit before it all gets too modernised! The WW2 museum is worth the visit alone but be prepared for an emotional ride. If you have a spare day do a day trip to Malbork.
City is really cozy. I recommend to enjoy 15 min ride by a Ferris wheel, great city overview. It is close to bascule bridge, linking this place with way to city center. A lot of ships to enjoy water tour. Most exciting to have a good evening walk and then check the city during the day. Great comparison and different atmosphere. Lovely!
The old town is quite small so if you are organised you can complete the visits reasonably quickly . You can also spend hours at several of them , your choice . The tourist office 75 meters on the left as you walk through the green gate can provided town maps for 8 pln and you can hire an audio tour for similar or less . There are a lot of average eateries . Original Burger were great value and the food came hot , as did the Greek food in Mykonos which was also good value . Good value too but lukewarm food was Chleb , just over the canal . Chleb and Mykonos were well fitted out with silver service , OB service was very personal and helpful..
Gdansk is a beautiful city. The buildings in the old town are so pretty. There are many interesting museums to visit ( visiting the WW2 museum is a must) if it rains and if it doesn’t! Get out of the city on a train which costs the equivalent of £2.50. Visit Sopot a beautiful beach town with its own micro brewery and Olivska a beautiful park with many water features running through it. I can’t wait to go back.
Lovely city centre with many attractive buildings in Dutch style (based on Gdansk architecture from 18th century), all built since WW2. Riverside attractively developed with restaurants and hotels. Many and varied eating options at reasonable prices. Two superb museums - WW2 and the Solidarity museum in the shipyard. Several other museums and churches to see. Recommend a short boat trip to see the docks area.
I am person of nature, so I liked Orlowski Cliff in Gdyne the most, it is about 40 minutes from Gdansk by auto. But it is really worth it! In Gdansk we liked all the main streets, architecture, the best restaurant was Tawerna Dominikanska. There was no problem to comunicate in english with restaurants and shops staff.
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