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City break in Baku. Active leisure ideas for Baku - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Baku offers a range of entertainment for any taste for its guests. The city is perfectly suitable for a family vacation. Fans of shopping, colorful markets, and outdoor activities will also fall in love with this amazing place. In Baku, there are several water parks that vacationers with kids are recommended to attend. Studio 2 Bavarius is often ranked as the most popular water park in the region. It is located in a picturesque coastal area not far from the settlement of Mərdəkan. Numerous swimming pools, special playgrounds for children, exciting amusements, charming outdoor terraces, and cozy cafes – the park has anything needed for a wonderful day out. The city’s Marlin dolphinarium is a no less interesting place where visitors can watch amazing dolphin shows. Guests of the center will also find a number of amusements there – they can swim in the same pool with friendly dolphins, take memorable photographs, or play with cute marine creatures.
If this trip to Baku is not the first or even the second, then sure you have a wish to explore unknown tourist destinations. Those who have already visited all popular city museums and have … Open
Nightlife fans will also not feel bored in Baku as the city is rich in loud discos and nightclubs where guests from all over the world are always welcome. Amburan Beach Club and Capones are often referred to as the most famous and popular discos of the capital. These venues usually play the trendiest and most modern music in the capital. When you’re tired of dancing, consider relaxing in one of the local restaurants that also serve guests till late at night and offer a diversified entertaining program. When it comes to describing Baku nightclubs, it’s important to mention such venues as N-Brothers, Rich Club & Lounge, and Sound Factory. They host interesting presentations, music events, and themed parties virtually every day.
Fans of active pastime will like Metkarting entertainment center where they can easily spend a whole day, enjoying carting, trying various amusements, playing bowling or simply relaxing in cafes. Baku is a great destination for fans of shopping. The choice of quality shops and outlets will amaze even experienced tourists. In order to purchase trendy clothes and accessories, consider visiting Accessorize, Eleve, Mango, Pink Accessories and Royal Style. These shopping complexes offer clothes and shoes by the leading international brands. If antiquities are your choice, visit specialized shops, such as Antiques and Hacar. These gorgeous shops look more like museums rather than ordinary trading centers. Copyright
Some exclusive hotels in Baku are ready to surprise the discerning customer with authentic interior, non-standard services and infrastructure elements. Fairmont Baku at the Flame Towers is … Open
In Baku, golf fans and everyone curious about this sport can have some great time at Dreamland Golf Club. Designed by famous American architect Cynthia Dye, this 18-hole golf course meets all international standards and regularly hosts golf competitions. While professional players can simply enjoy the game, beginners can enroll in the Golf Academy or take several lessons from experienced coaches. The club is only 20 minutes away from the city center, so it’s a truly must-visit destination.
Baku Tourists, who prefer music and cultural activities, will also not be disappointed. The Heydar Aliyev Palace and the Crystal Hall regularly host various concerts. To enjoy symphonic music, head to the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Society or the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. In order to get acquainted with the national music of the region, it is hard to find a better place than the International Mugam Centre that specializes in Azeri folk music, classical folk music, and the meykhana tradition. The Baku Jazz Center is a true mecca for all fans of jazz music. Moreover, every autumn the city hosts the traditional Jazz Festival.
Baku is known for a variety of stylish modern hotels. Chirag Plaza Hotel & Business Center differs with very nice and elegant ambience. Spacious rooms are decorated in simple tones. Due to … Open
As a rule, travelers always want to bring something authentic from their vacation. When it’s time to buy souvenirs in Baku, consider buying armudu glasses. These traditional pear-shaped glasses are always on sale in workshops or the Old City. Of course, handmade Azerbaijani carpets remain one of the most sought-after national crafts. Posh carpets are not cheap, but they will last for many years, reminding of beautiful and hospitable Azerbaijan.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Baku and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Baku
♥   National Park 'Absheron National Park' , 40.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Shirvan National Park' , 112.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Baku
♥   Water park 'AF Hotel Aqua Park' Baku, 21.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Dalga Beach' Merdekan, 27.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Another peculiarity of the old square are the sellers. They offer buyers the handmade carpets and different souvenirs. At some streets you will see the carpets, hanging on the buildings. Such streets look like real art galleries. In the city you can combine walks in the historical places with the modern entertainment. There is a wonderful beach, the embankment, a lot of entertainment centers and aquaparks. … Read further

Attractions and entertainment in Azerbaijan

When talking about water sports and entertainments in Azerbaijan, guests of the Bilgah Beach Hotel are the luckiest ones. They do not even need to leave the hotel’s territory in order to visit the aqua park or swimming pool. The hotel has them both. By the way, the swimming pool in the Bilgah Beach Hotel is the largest in the capital! That being said, there are large water entertainment centers in several more hotels in the city, namely, in AF Hotel, Pullman Baku, and Amburan Beach Club. … Open
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Guide to your best city break in Baku - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Baku - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Baku?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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