If you are planning to visit Porto in spring… you taken the right decision! Spring is one of the best time to visit Porto since the weather ir moderate and the touristic attractions aren’t as crowded. Spring is all about a new beginning. The trees grow leaves again, the flowers begin to bloom and the weather finally begins to improve. It’s the perfect time to get out and exercise before the temperatures become unbearable. So, here are some things you can do in Spring in Porto.
1. Ride a bike
Getting around the city by bike is a good option… the pavements are wide and on some roads there’s even a cycle lane! But I already know you’re thinking that you won’t travel with a bicycle, but don’t worry because we’ll give you a solution! Rent a bike. In the city of Porto there are many places that rent bikes… and for all tastes! Bikes for walking in the city, trekking, electric, for children, family bikes… many varieties. And you can rent for a whole day or just for a few hours.
So, here are some places where you can rent bikes in Porto.
2. Visit Zoo Santo Inácio
If while you are in town you get those windy and cold days, I advise you to take the time to visit the animals at the Santo Inácio zoo. The animals are very well looked after and all the staff are very friendly and helpful. So, visiting this place is not only for visiting the animals but also to educate people about the conservation of life.
So, I leave you here a curious fact: part of the value of the tickets you pay to visit the zoo are reverted to help and care for the animals.
Localization: Rua 5 de Outubro 4503, 4430-809 Avintes
Price: Up to 2 years old: free / 3-12 years: 10,50€ / 12-64 years: 15,90€ / from 64 years: 14,50€ / birthday day: 50% discount on the ticket price
Opening hours: Summer: 10h00 – 19h00; Winter: 10h00 – 17h00
3. Embark on a 6 bridges cruise
One of the most popular things to do during spring in Porto is the Six Bridges Cruise. This serene 50-minute boat trip gives you an excuse to relax between other activities while enjoying the magnificent view of the Ribeira area as well as the six bridges over the Douro River. So, you can buy a ticket for this activity at Ribeira pier or Gaia pier.
4. Go to a rooftop
There are few things in life as good as having a drink at the end of the day. If you can add to this the company of a friend, two fingers of conversation, a cheese and sausage board, drink a glass of wine and a breathtaking view over the city, all the better. Thinking about the warm afternoons and mild evenings that are coming, we prepared this list with the best rooftops in Porto, so you can enjoy your free time in the best way.
5. See Porto by night
If you are going to visit the port you have to watch it at night!!! it is a very beautiful view. And on spring nights when the weather is moderate and not too cold, there are lots of things you can do at night. For example, have dinner on a terrace, go to a bar, go for a walk with your family or friends. So, it’s up to your imagination!