Attractions in Gdynia
It is sunny here - over 1,671 hours per year to be exact, making Gdynia the perfect place to visit at any time of the year. One of the area's numerous attractions is the Seashore Promenade – a favourite place to take a stroll for locals and tourists alike.
This 2-kilometre long route starts from Kościuszko Square and leads to the foot of Kamienna Góra. You can continue walking along the beach to the Cliff in Redłowo, the pier in Orłowo or even as far as the neighbouring resort of Sopot.
Gdynia is also associated with the Polish Film Festival, becoming a Polish Cannes each year in spring. The audience can attend festival shows and meetings with visiting movie stars.
The number of annual events in the city is impressive: spring and summer picnics, European Days, Świętojańska Night at midsummer, science picnics, the sea shanty festival, the end of the summer season party, the Open'er Festival is an outdoor concerts at the airport Babie Doly - gather tens of thousands of visitors every year.
We encourage our guests to spend their free time actively in Gdynia and its surroundings. We are happy to make suggestions and can particulary recommend:
- ManaDaySpa - For our guests there is a 10% discount. The founders of Mana Spa aim to acquaint the residents and visitors of Tricity with Oriental methods of taking care of the body and soul, which have been used in Thailand, India and Hawaii for centuries. Every treatment that is performed at our Spa was developed not only for relaxation and improving the physical condition but also to bring harmony to your spiritual life...
- U7 Centre - Go bowling! The U7 Centre encourages active leisure. For our guests there is a 15% discount on bowling and pool. To get your discount, just show a stamped Antares Hotel business card. For more information, ask at the hotel reception desk.
- "Multikino" Cinema - Check out what the magic of contemporary cinema is all about. Everything that you associate with modern entertainment can be found at the Multikino cinema.
- Diving course at Gdynia Dive - For adventure junkies, we recommend a diving course. For our guests there is a 10% discount.
- Shopping time! Baltic Gallery - Why not go shopping in the Baltic Gallery in Gdańsk? The spacious interiors of this huge shopping mall contain 200 shops representing the best and most popular brands in world fashion.
- Kolibki Adventure Park - We recommend that for extreme adventures you visit the Adventure Park. A great dose of adrenaline is provided by numerous attractions in the park, such as paintball, off-road vehicles, quads, a rope park, a shooting range and much more. Go for it!
What does the area offer for those who for relaxation?
Gdynia boasts the districs of Orłowo with its 420-metre long pier and Kępa Redłowska, one of the oldest nature reserves in Poland with a beautiful 60-meter high cliff that changes with every storm. Green areas cover 45% of the city area and include a forest, diverse flora and fauna and even underwater reserves.
Numerous beaches, one of which is located in the very centre of the city, are home to many events and parties. During the summer holiday period volleyball, football, and rugby tournaments are held there. The beaches are also clean and safe, supervised by experienced lifeguards.
It's also worth remembering that Gdynia is the sailing capital of Poland. Sailing events are held between May and October, while during winter season one can view the sailing regatta photo collection.
Art enthusiasts will also find plenty to interest them:
- Oceanographic Museum and Sea Aquarium - with marine flor and fauna exibits. You will find here thousands of different kinds of fish and sea creatures. You can also admire the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
- "Dar Pomorza" - the most beautiful Polish sailing boat which completed over 100 journeys and went to over 400 ports around the world. In 1981 the boat became a floating museum.
- "Błyskawica" - The oldest historic ship which served during the 2nd World War. Nowadays it is a fascinating museum which you can admire both inside and out.
- The Museum of the City of Gdynia - one of the main objectives of the museum is to document and popularize the information about the history and present of Gdynia.
- Musical Theater
- Sports Hall "Gdynia" - Kazimierza Górskiego 8 str., 4km from the Hotel Antares.
- Amber Museum - here you can find various ornaments made of amber.
- Abraham House located at Starowiejska street no. 30 is the family home of Antoni Abraham, the so-called "King" of the Kashubians. He spent the last days of his life here and the building now houses the City of Gdynia Museum.
- Żeromski House located in Orłowo - the famous polish writer used to spend his holidays here and he wrote his most remarkable novel " Wiatr od morza" (The Sea breeze) in this house. The current tenant of the house, The Association of the Friends of Orłowo, keeps tradition alive by organising regular exhibitions, meetings devoted to local history and other events.
- Saint Michael Archangel Church in Oksywie - one of the oldest churches in the Pomeranian Region.
- Kolibki Palace - with its surrounding parks, the palace dates back to the times of the Polish King Jan III Sobieski and his beloved wife Marysieńka.
You can read more on www.gdynia.pl/eng