5.3 miles from city centre
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 £10 per night
5.2 miles from city centre
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 £19 per night
3.8 miles from city centre
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 £14 per night
This historic harbour city showcases Baltic beauty through its eye-catching architecture, charming old town and expansive sandy beaches. Gdansk is sometimes referred to as the amber capital of the world, due to the abundance of the semi-precious stone sourced in the surrounding areas. You'll find plenty of shops selling amber souvenirs, with some even containing preserved insects.
Take a stroll through the city's time-honoured centre and you'll be charmed by the numerous canal bridges, cobblestone streets lined with colourful houses arts and craft stores, and St. Mary's – the oldest brick church in the world. The area is also home to the Royal Way, where Polish kings were once paraded, and the iconic Neptune Fountain in the centre of the Long Market. There's also a number of great museums worth checking out, like the European Solidarity Centre, Artus Court Museum and the National Maritime Museum.
Just a short tram ride away from the city centre are the popular beaches of Stogi and Brzeźno, catering to water sports enthusiasts or those just wanting to relax on the sandy shores. The months of July and August provide the best weather for beachgoers but this time of year also sees the traditional Saint Dominic’s Fair and annual Shakespeare Festival held in the city.
Most flights arrive at Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport, situated 14 km west of the city. The easiest way to travel between Gdansk and the airport terminals is by using the PKM rail line.
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|Most popular time to visit||July–September|
|Cheapest time to visit||January–March|
|Local currency||10 zł = £1.84|
|Average weekend price||£46 per night|
|Average weekday price||£48 per night|
|Typical stay||2 nights|
Gdansk is a brilliant city for a weekend getaway, the city is just the perfect size you can comfortably explore a wide variety of attractions and sights without rushing. Filsak 76' for Cocktails is a must Plenty choice for restaurants and cafes
Gdansk is a fabulous city! Everything is within easy reach in the city centre. So many fabulous places to eat & drink we were spoilt for choice! The shopping mall is amazing, better than any I have visited in the UK. We walked everywhere but taxis were easy to get. Goldwasser and Chleb y Vino were great restaurants
It was a great city. Nice landscape. It's located close to the sea (a cold one). I liked a restaurant in Ogrody street, a bit beyond the church. Prices in general were very cheap outside the city center and portions were good for Europe. Public transportation is cheap, but in muy case a bus stopped working midway while I was heading to the airport. Also it's not easy to find taxicabs, so I would recommend buying a SIM card to use Uber.
Awesome city, there is what to see beautyful historical monuments, amazing "Długa" street, great atmosphere especially between Christmas time, very tasty food ( fish), a lot of history about Westerplatte, great beach.
My view of Gdansk was formed in the 1980s, I thought it would be dark and industrial but it's the absolute opposite. I've been visiting since 1992 and it just keeps getting better. Lovely architecture, the old and new coexist very harmoniously. A really good place to just wander round, the centre is pedestrianised so no taking your life in your hands to cross the road. This time we visited in December and there was lots of snow, Christmas trees, brass bands and general festive cheer. Plenty of places to eat and very reasonable. Highly recommended.
Beautiful Old Town, with several tourist attractions, sites, and many many restaurants. Many shops. Entertainment places, etc. Of course bit pricey. Big minus on my stay 15-26 November 2021, most of food in restaurants was terrible - 5 of them. Only fantastic one was Georgian. Bad luck? Other big minus for some, in Old Town, by the channel/ island - in the evening several promo people pestering to get you to strip clubs.
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