Hiking is a decent alternative to staying on the beach; the mountain canton features a lot of unique nature reserves and parks. Nature lovers should definitely visit Gambarogno botanical garden and appreciate its fine collection of tropical flowers. The botanical garden located on the island Brisago is also very amazing; daily tours to this picturesque corner of nature are arranged in Ascona. The island became available to travelers relatively recently, in 1950. The nature here is truly unique.
Many beautiful parks are located in the capital; suburbs of Lugano also attract fans of hiking. Locarno can boast a very interesting natural reserve, Falconeria, inhabited by owls. Every day informative shows are arranged there. You would hear many interesting things about native species of these places. There is a great water park in Locarno, Lido; it is an ideal place for families with children. While young travelers will test numerous rides, their parents will spend time in a recreation area and a pool.
The capital attracts fans of gambling, as there are several large casinos here. These include Casino Lugano and Casino di Campione; those who prefer less risky games could visit San Francisco bowling center. Fans of shopping would like Ticino too; they should definitely look into FoxTown Outlet, which is located in Mendrisio. In addition to hundreds of different trading pavilions, there are very attractive cafes in it. There are many decent shopping centers and amazing specialty shops in Lugano.