What to do in Warsaw

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Warsaw Attractions

Warsaw isn't exactly the city that never sleeps, but it does have a number of attractions you'll love on your trip. Start with a visit the Copernicus Science Centre, which is one of Europe's best science museums. While some might think only kids would love a museum of this type, it has hands on exhibits every age group enjoys. You can learn more about the history of science and how scientists used different methods to invent products people still use today.

If this is your first visit to Warsaw, make sure you head to the Warsaw Uprising Museum. The city went through some major changes over the years, and this museum focuses on how workers revolted against their leaders. Though this all might sound a little bleak, you'll leave with a better understanding of what workers once through and how their rebellion changed the nation.

Many visitors take Warsaw excursions to Lazienki Park. King Stanislaw August Poniatowski built this large complex decades ago, and it is now one of the top tourist destinations in the city. Once you see the gorgeous gardens and water features, you'll understand why it's such a popular spot. You can even bring along a picnic lunch to eat by the water.

Poland has a deep connection to World War II, and you can take Warsaw tours of Old Town to see how the city responded to threats by Nazis. The Nazis destroyed many of the buildings in this neighborhood, but after the war ended, residents rebuilt the area. You can now see some of the top sites in the city in this small neighborhood, and you can even grab a map to build your own walking tour around those places.

The must see things to do in Warsaw range from spots like the Warsaw Zoo to restaurants where local residents love eating. Use Expedia to find other attractions in Warsaw you and your family will enjoy. You can check out museums, historic sites, gardens, zoos, and dozens of other attractions. With such a wide range of Warsaw activities available, the hardest part is finding time to do it all.

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What to do in Warsaw

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Leave your wallet in the hotel. It's a snap to have a blast in Warsaw without paying a cent.

Palm Tree - This is a must-visit for culture vultures wanting to add an artistic touch to their trip.

Fountain Park - Fans of architecture will enjoy marveling at the modern design of this landmark.

University of Warsaw - Stroll around this historic attraction and find out a couple of secrets from long ago.

Parade Square - Wander down the sidewalks and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this buzzing area.

Copernicus Monument - Widely recognized among those who live here, this site is worth checking out.

All Saints Church - Whether you're spiritual or not, this place is sure to inspire a sense of reverence.

Vistula River Beach - Enjoy a nice, relaxing walk along the coastline and maybe even stick a toe in.

Saxon Gardens - If you're into nurturing your garden, this place will captivate your green thumb.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Warsaw on a sunny day?
What to do in Warsaw on a rainy day?
What is Warsaw famous for?
Get set for loads of sightseeing, because these noteworthy attractions are waiting to be discovered:

  • Old Town Square
  • Royal Castle
  • Lazienki Park

What should I not miss in Warsaw?
If you’d like to experience the best of this destination, fit these attractions into your schedule:

  • Palace of Culture and Science
  • Warsaw Uprising Museum
  • University of Warsaw
  • National Stadium

Are there cheap things to do in Warsaw?
What can you do in Warsaw for free?
You could leave your wallet in the hotel safe for the day, because these cool attractions can be seen for nothing:

  • Old Town Square
  • Lazienki Park
  • University of Warsaw
  • Warsaw Uprising Monument

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