Helsinki, Vantaa and Vallila, are nearby suburbs which are also worth exploring.
To really understand Helsinki, visit one of its many cultural destinations. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Helsinki City Museum, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and Sederholm House. There are plenty of interesting galleries to visit near here. In particular, don’t miss the Atheneum Art Museum. See local and touring artists strut their stuff at the Helsinki Music Centre, the Swedish Theatre and the Finnish National Opera.
Some of Helsinki's popular sights are in and around Mellunkyla, including Mannerheim Statue, Senate Square and Uspenski Cathedral. Travellers with a passion for religious history will love the Old Church of Helsinki.
If you could do with a spot of retail therapy, you’ll love the various stores at Stockmann, the Iittala Outlet Arabia and Kauppahalli.
The sporting heart and soul of Mellunkyla, is Hartwall Arena, the stomping ground of the legendary Jokerit ice hockey team in winter. When there is no game scheduled, sports enthusiasts can still head to the stadium to catch a behind the scenes tour.
Finding somewhere comfortable to rest your head close to the Mellunkyla area is simple. For a good night’s sleep check out the Hilton Helsinki Airport, Vantaa, the GLO Hotel Helsinki Kluuvi, and the popular Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki.