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

Moscow features as many entertaining centers as landmarks and sights. Open air leisure and recreation enthusiasts will love local parks and gardens. The Tsaritsyno museum and reserve is of great popularity among tourists and city guests. The museum is a vast territory featuring numerous architectural landmarks and parkland of ultimate beauty. The botanical garden of the Moscow State University which is also called the pharmaceutical garden is a must visit destination for travelers. The name of the landmarks reveals the nature of the garden as it presents a huge collection of medicine plants.
Discovering the architecture of Moscow from bird's eye view! Saint Basil Cathedral, Novodevichy Convent, Ostankino Tower, Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Saint Sophia Church, Dormition Cathedral, all those monuments are defining the image of Moscow … Open
The Victory Park is a perfect place for hiking and sport activity and leisure. One of the most popular parks of Moscow is considered to be the Gorky Park. A perfect destination for a family visit is the Moscow Zoo being among the most significant landmarks of the city. The zoo park will stun its visitors with the scale and caliber of its territory and its rich collection of exotic animals brought from all over the world.
Moscow invites its guests to visit a dolphinarium which daily holds fantastic performances of sea inhabitants. After the show all the visitors of the dolphinarium can enjoy swimming with dolphins in the pool, feeding fur seals and take some memorable pictures of favorite animals. Seekers of unusual leisure and entertainment will love the Moscow Planetarium which holds exciting excursions and lectures for its visitors each day. However a favorite entertainment of its visitors is still observing the sky of stars. Copyright
Kremlin, Bolshoi Theater, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Mausoleum, State Historical Museum, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Moscow … Open
Gambling enthusiasts will also find numerous entertaining destinations in Moscow. One of the most popular gambling establishments is considered to be the Beverly Hills Casino. Not far from the city center one will find the Metropol restaurant which also features an excellent casino area offering vast choice of games. The Central Moscow Hippodrome is of the same popularity among city guests. The hippodrome offers fantastic horse races and accepts bets.
Moscow Moscow presents a vast choice of night entertaining centers among which one should necessarily visit the Papa's Place nightclub. Moscow is a great shopping destination offering the vastest choice of shops, boutiques and centers among which one will find the State Department Store and the Eliseus Store as well as small boutiques and the Izmailovsky Market which offers its visitors a great choice of memorable gifts and souvenirs, art objects and antiques.
Moscow has become a popular tourist destination long ago. The reason for this is in rich choice of attractions that have national significance. In order not to waste a single day in this … Open
Fans of active pastime and those who want to get adrenaline will be impressed by Moscow. Here, you can jump with a parachute, go rope jumping or bungee jumping. In summer, flyboarding becomes very popular. Besides, tourists can take a tour, during which they can feel like pilots of the MiG-29 fighter. In winter, the locals and city guests can try winter activities and visit such ski resorts, as Kurkino, Lada Track, and Alfa Bitza. Another interesting place is Dolina Reki Skhodni where you can have a picnic and barbecue. It attracts with its proximity of pristine nature. The Biryulyovo Dendropark offers the same activities.
Moscow In the capital of Russia, you can find a lot of wonderful themed parks for all tastes. The rope Sky Town located in the Tsytsin Main Moscow Botanical Garden will impress everyone with its amazing attractions. Near the park, there are an oceanarium and a zoo. In the territory of another park, Sokolniki, there is an interesting rope park, FunGrad, with amazing obstacle courses and ropeways of all levels. Besides the themed park, there are different museums, including Felinarium and Husky Park. Another rope park is located in the Borovik Park. It is named Gulliver.
In Moscow, there is an immense range of child-friendly entertainment facilities. Modern water parks, amusement parks, museums for kids and other attractive sights are available for the … Open
The Kuzminky-Lublino and the Izmaylovo are the most popular horse-riding centers in the Russian capital. Here, you will get only positive emotions. The centers are equipped with sports grounds. It is a real pleasure to walk and especially to go horse riding here. You can enjoy equestrian performances at the Moscow Central Hippodrome. As for golf, the best golf club in Moscow is the Krylatskoe Club. MosZorb is another interesting place in the Russian capital. Here, you can play bubble football. Skateboard enthusiasts should visit Goparks.
Moscow If you travel with children, you should certainly visit the Lukomorye Park where you’ll get only positive emotions. Adults won’t be bored too, as they can feel like children here. Playgrounds here are stylized under Pushkin's tales and have a fabulous atmosphere. Another attractive museum, Russky Byt, is located in the Losiny Ostrov National Park. Master classes, historic, ecological, and game tours are just some of the entertainments in the culture center. Another interesting park is Skazka. Here, you can visit the Dino Park, a petting zoo, Husky Land, a lot of attractions (Ferris wheel, escape quests, a skating rink), and the Klonarium Circus Museum. These entertainments will impress adults and children.
Moscow offers its guests more than one thousand of gastronomy establishments. Tourists eagerly visit as upscale restaurant so small budgetary cafes and eateries. The Bolshoi restaurant is a … Open
In Moscow, there are a lot of interesting water parks for family recreation. The most popular indoor swimming complex is Karibiya. There are different rides for extreme enthusiasts, as well as little children. There are also swimming pools, baths, and a wonderful thermal area. Here, you can also visit a play complex and a gym, as well as play bowling and billiard. The Fantasy Water Park is no less attractive than Karibiya. There are a lot of rides, swimming pools for all tastes, hot tubes, and baths. Other entertainments that are available here are billiard, bowling, shooting, slot machines, ping-pong, and a children’s corner. The Moreon Water Park is famous for its relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and suitable for family recreation.
Moscow - Tsar Cannon In the Aviapark Shopping Mall, the visitors will be surprised with a cylindrical aquarium that is the second highest aquarium in the world (it is 23 m high, has a diameter of 6 m, and accommodates 2 500 fish). In the complex, there are interesting bars and play centers. Travelers also love visiting wonderful art cafes and theatres. For example, the Wonder Circus attracts those who want to enjoy spectacular shows. The Kuklachev Cat Theatre that is famous even beyond Russia won’t live children and adults indifferent. Those who prefer bars with a comfortable atmosphere and live music should visit the Igor Butman Jazz Club and follow the program of upcoming events of the Cosmos Concert Hall.
One of the curious features of the Moscow city which most foreign tourists frequently notice is crowds of people in the streets and thousands of cars on the roads. Cruising the city by car … Open
As for escape quests, they are as popular as shopping malls here. One of the most popular clubs is Claustrophobia that has branches in several districts of the city. The visitors can choose any quest room, for example, “Ghostbusters”, “Saw”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “The Da Vinci Code”, and “Alien”. Many travelers prefer a steampunk room. There are also mystical, sci-fi, and cosmic quest rooms. Another interesting escape quest club is Pogruzhenie. “Star Wars”, “Stalker”, and “ Fort Boyard” are just some of the interesting quest rooms.
Moscow - Kazan Cathedral The visitors of the Russian capital will be also impressed by a huge number of anti-cafes and cat cafes. “Soviny Dom” is a home for owls that feel like real hosts here. You can play with them, pet and feed them. They never get tired and easily contact with people. In cat cafes, not owls but cats are hosts. Some of the popular cat cafes are “Kotofeynya”, “Kotiki i Lyudi”, and “Kotissimo”. In “Gnezdo” and “Green Door”, you can play board games in a comfortable atmosphere. In anti-cafes “Re:Forma” and “White List”, the visitors can be engaged in art crafts. In “Ubezhishe”, you can just relax, have some tea, and chat.
Several months of comprehensive tours will not be enough to explore all the landmarks and sights of Moscow. Hundreds of museums and architectural landmarks and monuments, majestic squares … Open
Another popular place is Kino Haus. It is an anti-cinema where you can watch films (ordered in advance) in a peaceful atmosphere. Remarkably, the hall is decorated in the style of the film you’ve chosen. As for ordinary cinemas, “Pioneer” and “Illusion” are the best. On Old Arbat, you can find several amusements for children and adults: Upside-Down House, Giant’s House, and Mirror Labyrinth. Not far from them, on New Arbat, there are Möbius Strip Labyrinth and Pikabolo Mirror Labyrinth. There is also Drivepool, a wonderful place for children and adults where they can have fun by playing in a ball pit. Another interesting club is H2Ball.
Moscow - Vodootvodny Canal In Moscow, you should also visit the Letarium Club where you can try indoor skydiving, the Big Wall that is a perfect place for mountaineers, and such VR clubs, as VRush, Arena Space, or Unreal Place. Interesting games are also offered in the Joyment. To solve the task here, you need to use all your ingenuity and rapid response. The club named “Walk in the Dark” is an excellent place where you can improve instincts, have a good time, and get only positive emotions. You can take unusual pictures not only in the Upside-Down House or Giant’s House, but also in the Voobrazharium 3D Gallery or the Museum of Optical Illusions. The Alisium Center is a perfect place for family recreation. Here, adults and children can be engaged in art crafts and have a good time.
1. Tourists are advised to determine a range of landmarks and sights for visiting just before the trip. Each tourist information center offers great many of excursions and tours being a real … Open
“Strelarium” and “Labyrinth” are clubs where visitors can improve their precision. Those who want to play team games should choose paintball and visit the best clubs in Moscow, “Arena” and “Paintland”. The carting Le Man club offers its visitors to have a good time, drive a car, and feel like a Formula 1 racer. In Moscow, you can also try curling and gain unique experience in the Moscow Curling Club. Those who prefer to watch sports competitions should visit CSKA Arena. Children will be impressed by “Kindburg” and the art center named “Masterslavl”.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Moscow and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Moscow

Where: Sukharevskaya ploshad 8, Moscow;
Proekt Ogi
Where: Potapovskiy pereulok 8/12, Moscow;
Where: Yauzskaya Ulitsa 5, Moscow;
Sixteen Tons
Where: Presnenskiy val, ulitsa 6, Moscow;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Moscow
♥   National Park 'Losiny Ostrov' , 18.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Plescheevo Ozero' , 132.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Moscow
♥   Amusement park 'Gorky Park' , 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Sokolniki Park' , 6.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Wonder Island' , 14.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Moscow - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Moscow - 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 Moscow?' 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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