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Things to see and do in Vaasa
"Take some time and visit Replot Island, preferably ‘to the end', Björköby. I recommend the Bodvattnet walk. It's roughly three kilometres and easy to walk, and it starts next to Salteriet restaurant. It's perfect for families too! This is the Vaasa archipelago at its best. And if you truly get into it, the cherry on top would be a boat trip to Valassaari. Its spectacular nature will leave an impression!" Max – General Manager
"I recommend the Wasa yoga centre all year round! With regular training, you get a stronger, more flexible and healthier body, a good posture and inner well-being. All of the lessons are suitable for beginners, apart from the advanced Ashtanga lessons. After your yoga lesson, you can stop by Raawka cafe, which serves tasty vegetarian and vegan food." Mirva – Receptionist
"There are many playgrounds for families near the centre of Vaasa. The nearest one is right behind our hotel. The ship-themed park at Onkilahti beach has plenty of room to run around. If the pirate ship at the park is too small, for older children and adults, I recommend the amazing Zip Adventure Park at Vasklot."
Jaana – Sales Negotiator
"A well-lit running path along the city coast is a perfect place for walking your pet. It is only roughly 300 metres away from the hotel, so you can quickly get away from the city bustle to peaceful nature. If your pet wants new friends to play with, the city has various dog parks for that. The nearest park is roughly 2.5 kilometres from the hotel." Heidi – Hotel Manager
"Being in a seaside town, summers are spent more or less on a boat and at a summer cottage. You can enjoy the archipelago without a boat of your own by taking a cruise around the islands on M/S Tiira or M/S Tuulia, for example. If you're not into boating, you can also admire our Kvarken Archipelago world heritage site on dry land from the Saltkaret tower." Janica – Receptionist
"You could borrow a bike from the hotel reception, ride it along the coast and admire the lovely seascape. I also recommend visiting different museums, such as the Vaasa Car and Engine Museum or the Maritime Museum of Vaasa." Nina – Sales Negotiator
"Visit the archipelago and the UNESCO world heritage site. Climb up the Saltkaret tower and admire the scenery. Drop by for coffee or good food at the Berny restaurant next to the Replot Bridge. During the summer, I recommend borrowing a bike from the reception and cycling around Vaasa. You could go and get an ice cream or visit the beach, for example." Soile – Receptionist/Sales Negotiator
"The Kvarken Archipelago is a fine destination. Guided boat trips to the outer archipelago are worth their price, as the talented local guides tell you about the nature and history interestingly and extensively. Go on a bicycle picnic trip with a friend and ride along the coastal paths of Vaasa. If you don't happen to have a bike with you, we lend bikes to our guests free of charge, and we can give you the best tips for a sunny day. Heikki – Receptionist
"Vaasa has a wide selection of interesting flea markets that are worth visiting. For example, there is Comboliina in the centre and Combo further away in Runsor. A nice smaller one is Palosaaren kirppis."
Juulia – Receptionist
"If rhythm is close to your heart, the Association for New Culture in Vaasa (VOLUME) arranges a wide variety of high-quality gigs and concerts around Vaasa. During the summer, I recommend taking a cruise to visit Janne's Saloon on Kuusisaari island. The boat trip takes a few hours, and you will get to experience both the archipelago and the waves of the open sea. Salmon soup and coffee taste nice on the sunny terrace of the Saloon." Kirsi – Receptionist
"On a sunny summer's day, you can head to Hietasaari beach to enjoy the sun. If you get thirsty or hungry, you can enjoy refreshments at one of the restaurants close to the beach. My second recommendation is also summery: Buy tickets from the hotel reception and go and watch the local football team VPS play a match. Afterwards you can go for a post-match beer at one of the great bars in Vaasa!" Jere – Receptionist