Although most of us are now craving cooler weather, we still have a few more weeks of heat. Below are five activities you should enjoy before the temperature drops.
Chances are, you’ve heard of EdenLand Park: the highly popular outdoor adventure destination 30 minutes outside of Bucharest. There’s lots of activities to choose from, like paintball, wall climbing, horse riding, archery, and tree courses (above). Visit this website for more information and prices of all the activities.
Address: Strada Cantonului 12, Balotesti
Hours: 10am-8pm, Daily.
Cost: Adults -10 lei/person; Children over 3 years – 5 lei/person. Additional cost for activities (see website for details).
Although there are a variety of nice go-kart race tracks in Bucharest and Romania, Amckart is one of the biggest (1240 meters) and most enjoyable tracks you may ever ride on. Although the outdoor track is still open in winter, we recommend visiting before it gets too cold, as it only serves as an obstacle when you’re driving so fast. This activity is for anyone who likes the speed and adrenaline of go karting or for anyone who simply wants to try it out. In addition, it is only 10 minutes away from school. For more information on the track and prices, click here.
Address: DNCB 5A, Tunari 077180
Hours: 10am-late (will stay open for customers), Daily.
Cost: 55 lei per kart, per race (10 minutes).
Stejarii Country Club
Stejarii is one of Bucharest’s most famous sports facilities. There’s everything from tennis courts, football fields, basketball courts, pools, golf courses and even a fancy Shiseido spa. It’s pretty expensive, but worth the splurge to enjoy the pool and sports facilities. For prices, visit the Stejarii website.
Address: Strada Jandarmeriei 14A, Bucharest 013896
Hours: Monday to Friday 6am – 11pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am – 9pm; Pool hours: Monday to Sunday 12:00pm – 11:00pm.
Cost: Activities vary, but note that the cheapest (swimming) starts at 40 Euros per person. See the website for details.
Therme Water Park
Welcome to the world of water. Therme is one of the biggest indoor water parks in Europe, offering a range of activities and food options. There are three different areas you can choose to visit: The Galaxy, The Palm, and Elysium. Below is a brief preview of these different options:
The Galaxy is full of water slides, for children and grown-ups. To go on some of the bigger, faster slides, you have to be a certain height. This area is for when you are trying to get some of that adrenaline pumping through your body. They also have two pools (one indoor, one outdoor) and an outdoor space with a playground and places to relax and enjoy the sun.
The Palm is a more relaxing area with both indoor and outdoor pools, terraces, a little sunny beach, jacuzzis, hydromassage beds and more. Just like you are on vacation somewhere. If you are thinking of going on a holiday for a day, the Palm is the right place for you. A reminder is that you must be 16 years or older to get into The Palm.
Elysium is the spa area of Therme. If you’re tired and looking for a little escape, Elysium provides with multiple themed saunas, panoramic indoor and outdoor pools, steam rooms, and even a fancy restaurant. To go to this area, you must be 16 years or older.
Therme is extremely popular and pretty packed all the time during the weekend. A good time to go would be from Monday to Friday, preferably during the day because there are not that many people. Usually, during the evening, there are more people because people go there to relax after work.
Address: Calea Bucureşti 1K, Balotești 077015
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-11:30pm; Friday: 9:30am-12am; Saturday and Sunday: 8am-12am.
Cost: Prices vary based on which areas you want to go and for how long. For a full list, visit Therme’s website.
Zumbaala Wake Park
Zumbaala Wake Park is located about 30 minutes away from AISB in the commune of Mogosoaia. Here, you can learn how to wakeboard from professionals for fair prices. And if you already know how to wakeboard, you can simply go to rent equipment. This activity is for people who love adrenaline and intense sports, as well as those who enjoy some time in the water.
Address: Aleea Valea Parcului nr. 1A, Mogosoaia
Hours: Monday 5pm-11pm; Tuesday-Friday 11am-11pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-11pm.
Cost: Prices vary based on which day you go, but start from 25 RON for 10min. Visit the website for more details.
Tell us: What’s your favorite summer activity in Bucharest? Comment below and we might add it to our list!