The Tricity is characterised by its districts. Each district has its own personality and flavour. Some are more family-oriented, some never sleep, but unless you live here, there is no way you are going to make it to all of them! Here is a little guide to help you navigate some of the more popular districts.
This is one of the most popular districts in Gdańsk. It’s surrounded by Trójmiejski Park Krajobrazowy, but you will also find areas for residents. Beautiful, historical monuments such as Stara Oliwa, Potok Oliwski, and beautiful old manors suitable for long, autumnal walks. In the afternoon it is worth going to the biggest zoo in Poland, which is located in Oliwa, in Tricity’s first-ever driverless bus!
Gdańsk Oliwa is a district that connects the world of business and science with the city’s green areas and parks. It is a district with a bit of everything. The Gdańsk University campus, Olivia Business Centre and Alchemia make it a thriving centre of education and business. The district also offers many gastronomy options, access to fitness centers, incubators and co-working spaces. It’s no wonder that it is preferred by young professionals and event planners.
First things first, the most fun thing you can do in Wrzeszcz is to try and pronounce it! Wrzeszcz is divided into two administrative areas: Górny and Dolny. For many, Wrzeszcz is the modern city centre, because of its location, how well connected it is and the possibilities for life, work and play it offers.
The area is bustling with shopping centres, restaurants, movie theatres, business centres and universities at one end ad vast green places like Jaskowa Dolina that not only form the lungs of the city but are also great places to go jogging, hang out with friends, have BBQs and picnics or just chill with a good book!
If you are in the mood for shopping, head down to Galeria Baltycka, Manhattan or walk along the streets in Jaskowa Dolina. If you are hungry, check out the food court at Metropolia, try out the coffee shops and pubs at Wajdeloty, do a board game evening at Zak or Gracarnia or try out some good food at the plethora of restaurants around. Head over to Garnizon to check out concerts at Stary Manez, the choices are endless!
Gdynia Kamienna Góra
The smallest district in Gdynia, it borders the downtown, Saint Maksymilian Hill and the beach! The district is home to well-known artists and businessmen. Aside from a great view, the visitors can also enjoy touring villas that are listed in the national register of historic monuments. Go up from the main Świętojańska Street and you will get to the Museum of the City of Gdynia, the yacht port, a viewpoint at the very top of the district, where you can get using a cable car. One of the biggest attractions of Gdynia is Bulwar Nadmorski that leads to a wild beach and sandy cliffs. It’s a perfect place for hanging out with friends.
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, Orłowo is a very popular destination for both locals and tourists when they want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is highly recommended for family outings or romantic walks. The most famous landmark is, of course, the Orłowo Molo (pier), but it’s definitely worth going deeper into the wood and climbing up to a (kinda) secret lookout point on the cliff with an amazing view! Also, if you are interested, there is a trail on top of the cliff that will take you to the Sopot city centre in 30 minutes!
For all of you interested in active recreation, you can go horseback riding, explore biking trails, practise for the ironman on the beach (or watch them practising its fun!), try cliff gliding or just run across the beach.
For the rest of us, there are many quaint coffee shops, pubs and restaurants where you can sit, catch up with friends or just watch the world go by.
Aside from these districts, you can even go mural walking in Zaspa, party at Monte Cassino or walk around in Stocznia or the Old Town. Like we said, in the Tricity, you will always have something fun to do.
Did you knew...
Gdańsk itself has thirty-five districts! So this is just the beginning of our guide. Soon we will introduce you to another characteristic districts of the Tri-City.