The national capital Bern is situated 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Neuchatel, while Lucerne lies 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the east.
You don't have to limit your sightseeing to the attractions of Neuchatel because the surrounding region has been endowed with an abundance of wonderful sights and attractions. Pay a visit to the Theatre du Passage and Neuchatel Botanical Garden in and around Neuchatel, approximately 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the west of Neuchatel.
Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the south of Neuchatel is Lausanne, an important regional city home to International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Bois de Vaux Cemetery and Lausanne Historical Museum. And don't return to Neuchatel until you've visited Lausanne's Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, University of Lausanne and Lausanne Cathedral.
If you're keen on soaking up some of the the local culture, go straight to Western Switzerland's art museums and craft workshops.
If you are in the area in the colder months, take advantage of winter pastimes like snowboarding and cross-country skiing. These activities are on offer in the region. Why not relax and enjoy during gentle pastimes such as shore fishing and cycling. Both activities are popular with both visitors and locals alike.
When it is time to depart Neuchatel, you'll be sure to bid this region a sad "Au revoir / À bientôt" Rest assured, however, you'll be leaving with memories and momentos that you'll cherish for a lifetime.