Family Travel Ideas in Porto Alegre

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Porto Alegre is a perfect location to spend holidays with your family and loved ones. It offers many tourist attractions ranging from parks, museums and cultural centers to history monuments, flea markets and boat tours. Its beautiful sunset is a visual treat to the eyes and attracts people from all over the world.   Boat Tours A boat trip with your family and kids on the Guaiba Lake can be a wonderful experience. The lake has a vast water body with over 9000 species of native flora and a network of islands facing the city. The boats sail from a tourist wharf near the Usina do Gasometro, and goes to the Ilhas do Lage and dos Marinheiros, where you will find small beaches for summer fun activities.   Cultural Center  Located on the coastland, Cultural centre has a very old thermo-electric powerhouse that was operational from 1928 to 1974. Being one of the most important cultural centers of the state, it has a 384 ft tall chimney, which is also a good visual reference point throughout the city. Sunday is usually the best day to visit the place when people are relaxing and having a good time under the bright sun.   Parks Porto Alegre has various parks that offer many fun activities especially for kids. Among them, Farroupilha Park is one of the biggest parks in the city and gets thousands of visitors especially on Sundays. Spread around 370,000 sq. meters, it has an amusement park and a mini-zoo where your children can have a good time. There is also a solar retreat, a small market, cycling tracks, soccer fields,  an athletic sports track, a gym and an auditorium that can accommodate 4500 people. The park has a flea market , which is a major tourist attraction.   The Sunset Porto Alegre is very famous for its sunset. Every day, people gather at the Guaiba Lake to witness the afterglow of the sun that covers the sky with beautiful golden lights. This experience may last only for a few minutes; however, the view is worth a lifetime. Make sure you carry some extra clothes as the temperature can drop due to the sea breeze.   Aparados da Serra National Park Situated in Santa Catarina about 116 miles from Porto Alegre, this national park has tremendous mountains that are separated from each other by not more than 250 km and offer a great view of the beach and Torres sea to the north side of the state. It is advisable to avoid going there on a rainy day. There are various other places to enjoy and party at night in the city which makes it an ideal holiday spot to spend quality time with your loved ones. 

January 26, 2010 change by schitti

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