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East Park

Spend a day in one of the city's most popular parks, where you can pet animals in a zoo, see stars in a planetarium, boat across a lake and stroll among tropical vegetation.

Experience hours of outdoor fun and relaxation at East Park. The large urban escape covers approximately 200 acres (80 hectares) and features lakes, gardens, an aviary, planetarium and zoo. See exotic animals, paddle across the water, study the stars and picnic on the lawns. 

East Park is also known as Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Park in honor of the 19th-century revolutionary and former president of the country.

The park is a popular spot for walkers and joggers. Take one of the trails around the lakes or through the forested areas, and stop to appreciate the tropical vegetation. If you plan to go running, do as the locals do and avoid high temperatures by exercising during the coolest parts of the day.

Rent a pedal boat for a trip across one of the bodies of water. Look out for the ducks and wading birds that make the lakes their home. Saunter through the gardens and admire their floral arrangements, tiled murals and water features. 

Treat the children to the small zoo to see alligators, crocodiles, otters and monkeys. Pet boas and other snakes at the terrarium.

Join in or watch the locals compete in a game of soccer or basketball at one of the courts dotted around the large park. Purchase snacks from vendors and enjoy a picnic in the scenic environs. Once you have explored the park, learn about the Universe at the Humboldt Planetarium. 

East Park opens daily from morning until early evening, apart from Mondays when it is only open for a few hours from dawn. Admission is free, although some attractions charge entry.

East Park is situated approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of the center of Caracas. Take the metro to the Los Dos Caminos Station at the northeastern entrance of the park. The Caracas Transport Museum and the Centro de Arte La Estancia are also close by.


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Lodging Near East Park

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Hotel Cuarta Avenida Suites

Hotel Cuarta Avenida Suites

4ta Av. Los Palos Grandes Entre 1ra Y, CARACAS
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Caracas, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Plaza los Palos Grandes, Altamira Square, and Centro de Arte La Estancia. Fundacion Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Romulo Gallegos and Millennium Mall are also within 15 minutes.

$415
Hotel The VIP Caracas

Hotel The VIP Caracas

Tercera transversal con Avenida, Caracas
3.8
of 5, from 13 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Altamira, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fundacion Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Romulo Gallegos, Altamira Square, and Plaza los Palos Grandes. Centro de Arte La Estancia and Sambil Caracas Commercial Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$267
Caracas Palace Hotel

Caracas Palace Hotel

Av. Luis Roche, Caracas
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Altamira, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Altamira Square, Centro de Arte La Estancia, and Fundacion Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Romulo Gallegos. Plaza los Palos Grandes and East Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$84
Pestana Caracas Premium City & Conference Hotel

Pestana Caracas Premium City & Conference Hotel

1a Avenida Urb. Santa Eduvigis, Caracas
4.0
of 5, from 72 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Plaza los Palos Grandes, Millennium Mall, and Centro de Arte La Estancia. Altamira Square and Fundacion Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Romulo Gallegos are also within 15 minutes.

$81
Eurobuilding Hotel and Suites

Eurobuilding Hotel and Suites

Final Calle La Guairita Chuao, Caracas
4.0
of 5, from 425 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Caracas hotel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Centro Comercial Ciudad Tamanaco, Tolon Fashion Mall, and Sambil Caracas Commercial Center. Centro Comercial El Recreo and Lider Commercial Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$133
Hotel Aladdin Caracas - Couples Only

Hotel Aladdin Caracas - Couples Only

Street Guaicaipuro, El Rosal, Caracas
3.5
of 5, from 8 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Libertador Bolivarian Municipality, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Caracas Stock Exchange, Centro Comercial El Recreo, and Tolon Fashion Mall. Sambil Caracas Commercial Center and La Chiquinquira Church are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$215
Hotel CCT

Hotel CCT

Av. La Estancia, Chuao, Caracas
2.9
of 5, from 19 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Chacao, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Centro Comercial Ciudad Tamanaco, Sambil Caracas Commercial Center, and Tolon Fashion Mall. Caracas Stock Exchange and Altamira Square are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$151
Renaissance Caracas La Castellana Hotel

Renaissance Caracas La Castellana Hotel

Av Eugenio Mendoza Con Calle Urdaneta, Caracas
4.4
of 5, from 42 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Chacao, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Altamira Square, Fundacion Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Romulo Gallegos, and Centro de Arte La Estancia. Sambil Caracas Commercial Center and Plaza los Palos Grandes are also within 1 mi (2 km).