Summer in Warsaw: What to Do in Poland’s Capital

Summer in Warsaw: What to Do in Poland’s Capital

Spending your summer holidays in Warsaw is an excellent idea if you want to combine sightseeing with relaxation and entertainment. With various cultural events, clubs, bars, restaurants, numerous parks and green spaces, and attractions along the Vistula River, Warsaw in the summer provides plenty of unforgettable experiences whether you’re visiting alone, with a loved one, children, or a group of friends.

Why Visit Warsaw in the Summer?

Warsaw has a lot to offer all year round, but it’s especially popular during the summer months, when the city hosts numerous festivals and outdoor events. There’s something for everyone, including history and culture enthusiasts, as well as visitors interested in science and entertainment. Both Varsovians and tourists can take advantage of the many parks, riverside boulevards, concerts, and festivals. The summer weather is perfect for sightseeing, picnics and outdoor activities, and the long days allow you to make the most of your time in the capital of Poland!

What to Do in Warsaw This Summer?

1. Visit Historical Sites

Warsaw has a rich history that is visible at every turn. The Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see. Its streets are lined with historic buildings and tenements restored to their original glory, creating a unique atmosphere. While exploring the Old Town, make sure to stop by the Old Town Market Square, the Barbican, and the Castle Square.

One of the most recognisable buildings in Warsaw is the Royal Castle. Not only does it hold immense historical significance for the city and the country, but its interiors also house richly decorated rooms, valuable artworks, numerous exhibits, and temporary exhibitions that attract history and art lovers from around the world.

Warsaw boasts many beautiful parks, but a visit to the Royal Łazienki Park is a truly one-of-a-kind experience. While walking through the park, you can admire numerous sculptures, beautiful gardens, and stunning historic buildings such as the Palace on the Isle, the Amphitheatre, the White Pavilion, and the Old Orangery.

2. Relax in Warsaw’s Parks

Warsaw offers a wide variety of opportunities to relax outdoors, making it easy to find the perfect spot. While parks such as the Royal Łazienki Park, Skaryszewski Park, Pole Mokotowskie, and the Saxon Garden are the most popular, there are over 80 parks in the city to explore. Visitors can escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre, enjoy the greenery, or even organise a picnic. Additionally, the Botanical Garden of the University of Warsaw is a must-visit spot for plant enthusiasts, as it houses plants from Poland and around the world.

If taking a stroll on the ground sounds too ordinary, consider looking up—Warsaw boasts some interesting rooftop gardens, such as the one atop the University of Warsaw Library or the garden on the roof of the Copernicus Science Centre.

The Vistula Boulevards are among the most popular spots for both Varsovians and tourists, especially during the summer holidays, offering many places to relax and have fun, such as a beach with wicker chairs, clubs, cafés, and bars. You can also rent a bike or scooter to ride along the river or opt for a cruise on the Vistula.

Another spot to visit during your summer stay in the capital is the Warsaw Zoo, a particularly great option for families with children, though a walk among animals from all over the world is sure to captivate adults as well.

3. Culture, Entertainment, and Science

During the summer in Warsaw, tourists can enjoy a rich array of cultural events, including numerous concerts, film and theatre festivals, as well as interesting exhibitions prepared by museums and galleries throughout the season.

If you’re interested in learning more about the city and its history, the Museum of Warsaw is the best place to visit. Other popular attractions for fans of museums include the National Museum, the Fryderyk Chopin Museum, and the Warsaw Rising Museum. Each of these places offers unique exhibitions that provide deeper insight into Polish history, culture, and art.

For those more interested in science than art, we recommend the Copernicus Science Centre. This place is sure to impress both children and adults with a variety of engaging activities, shows, and workshops that make learning about science fun. During your visit, make sure to see the Planetarium, where you can observe the sky, learn more about space, and even enjoy spectacular concerts.

4. Sports and Recreation

What can sports enthusiasts find in Warsaw during the summer? If you want to stay active during your trip, you can take advantage of numerous cycling and running routes, tennis courts, swimming pools, and spots for outdoor exercise. There is also something for sports fans who want to experience unforgettable emotions at various sporting events—whether it’s a match, a race, or even horse racing. Don’t miss the opportunity to tour the PGE Narodowy Stadium as well.

Summer in Warsaw? Stay at Verte!

Looking for the perfect place to stay during your summer trip to Warsaw? Hotel Verte combines an excellent location near popular Old Town landmarks, unique interiors, great cuisine, and high standards to ensure the perfect environment for relaxation in the heart of the city. Our guests have access to comfortable rooms, diverse culinary spaces, and a wellness area with saunas and SPA treatments offered by La Perla Clinic.

This summer at Verte, we have something special to make your holiday experience even more memorable! Taste the flavours of Warsaw with our one-of-a-kind menu in the KUK restaurant, enjoy concerts with live music every Friday and Sunday, and on sunny days, relax in our garden with a view of the Old Town.

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