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Switzerland’s thriving city of Zurich has long been known as a hub for finance and commercial activity. Many people from all over the world also flock to this city on a regular basis to enjoy all of the wonderful attractions in Zurich. If you are planning a trip to Zurich, find more than the perfect hotel room and airfare rates through Expedia.

The city’s mix of bustling city activity and natural beauty create the perfect balance. It is possible to see stunning images of the Swiss Alps from many places within the city. The downtown area features old shops, vintage homes, and modern high-rises. The Limmat River running through the city enhances the local scenery.

Zurich is home to several important museums. The Zurich Museum of Art contains numerous artworks created by famous artists such as Picasso, Braque, and Munch. The Tram Museum is another one of the top tourist spots in the city and is the perfect place to learn more about the history of Zurich’s extensive public transportation system. Cultural and historical artifacts can be seen inside the Swiss National Museum.

If you are looking for outdoor things to do in Zurich, you can explore one of the city’s public gardens. Thousands of wildlife creatures are showcased at the Zoological Garden. Bamboo and plum trees along with a series of ornate Asian monuments can be seen at the Chinese Garden. You can also pick up a map of the local Botanical Garden to find out where some of the rarest plant species in the world are located.

While taking Zurich tours, you also must see the section known as Altstadt in order to gain a full appreciation of the city. This section is Zurich’s historical district. Streets paved with cobblestone and the old buildings found throughout the district give you the opportunity to step back in time. You can also find some of the city’s best restaurants in this area.

The exciting Zurich activities will provide you with a fulfilling travel experience. If you are interested in making arrangements for Zurich excursions, you should choose Expedia to help you find some of the best deals online.

Things to Do in Zürich with Kids

There's fun for the entire family no matter where you go in Zürich. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can do together that are certain to make your trip a blast:

Explore the Neighborhoods of Zürich

Old Town

Romantic and charming are apt descriptions of this part of picturesque Zurich. Stroll through this section any time of day, as it never sleeps.



Noted for its live music and theaters, there's plenty to explore in Oerlikon. Top attractions like Hallenstadion and MFO-Park are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Sternen Oerlikon Tram Stop or Oerlikon S-Bahn to see more of the city.

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While you're in Center, take in top sights like Bahnhofstrasse or Swiss National Museum, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Museum fuer Gestaltung Tram Stop or Limmatplatz Tram Stop.


Travelers choose Enge for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Museum Rietberg Tram Stop or Waffenplatzstrasse Tram Stop and check out top sights like Belvoir Park.



Known for its abundant dining options and lake views, there's plenty to explore in Seefeld. Top attractions like Chinese Garden and Zurichhorn Park are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Hoschgasse Tram Stop or Frohlichstrasse Tram Stop to see more of the city.

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Travelers choose Niederdorf for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Rudolf-Brun-Brucke Station or Rathaus Tram Stop and check out top sights like Central Library Zurich.