Best weekend ever, Switzerland edition.
February 2, 2009 8:08 PM Subscribe
Boyfriend and I are spending a weekend in Zürich in a couple of weeks. What are the things we mustn't miss there? Also, what would be the best way to travel to other places in Switzerland for a day?
posted by halogen to travel & transportation around Zurich, Switzerland (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Boyfriend and I, two American residents in their mid-twenties, just booked tickets to spend the weekend of Valentine's in Zürich (he'll be working there the following week). I'll be there for three full days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and I've been charged with planning an itinerary for the trip. Neither of us has ever been to Zürich, so I have a ton of questions.
Which neighborhood should we stay in? We like to be close to everything, but don't mind walking or taking public transport to save a few bucks, as long as there are good pubs and restaurants walking distance the hotel. Can you recommend attractions in the city, or a good travel guide? I'm a huge Lonely Planet fan, but it didn't look particularly comprehensive when I paged through it at the bookstore the other day.
Boyfriend loves driving, and I love riding in cars (as an under-25 driver, I'm stuck in the passenger seat in a rental anyway). How feasible would it be to rent a car for a day and drive to Bern and Geneva? What else should we check out on the way there, or should we head in a totally different direction? Should we take the train instead (will there be snow on the roads)?
Finally, do you know any places in the city for taking amazing pictures? I just bought a travel tripod, and after losing all of the pictures from our previous vacation (long story), I'd love to have some good photos to send to family back home.