Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Full Week of Entertainment

This post is dedicated to my puma, Kel-dawg. Your pictures on facebook inspired this post. I had the best time with you and hope you come back to visit again soon.

What to do? What to do when you have family or friends coming to visit you? You want to make their time in Zurich/Switzerland/Europe the best ever. This is a lot of pressure. So, for all my ex-pat groupies here is a synopsis of how I kept my girl entertained. Hopefully you can use some of these ideas with your next visitors.

Take a stroll around the Zurichsee. Hiss back at the Swans.

Drinks at Jules Verne Panorama Bar. Enjoy the view over very expensive drinks.

Attend a Swiss sporting event. Be the loud, proud American.

Introduce her to some Swiss. This way she understands the jokes. Just kidding.

And then meet the ex-pats for comparisons. Enjoy a "Black Velvet" (Guiness and Cider) at an ex-pat hangout, Paddy Reilly's.

Freitag shopping trip and Zurich view.

Hike up to Uetliberg. Don't take the train. It takes about an hour and a half. Just enough time to burn off some of those beers.

Enjoy some Rösti at the top. It's the best.

Hit up Bodega Espanola in Old Town. Great tapas downstairs or make reservations upstairs with larger groups. Kelly liked the monopoly money.

Get some schokolade from Merkur. The presentation is like nothing else.

Take a train and venture outside of the city. Hitting up Lichtenstein and Austria is a great day trip and a fun story to tell friends.

People watch on the Bahnhofstrasse. Enjoy a cup of Kaffee and keep your camera out.

The list could go on and on. The options are endless. These were just some of the highlights while Kelly was visiting.  Can't wait til the next round of visitors. Any other good ideas for what to do with my mom who is visiting for the month of November? I see a lot of day trips in our future.


  1. Hi, I came across your blog via the Swiss Expat Bloggers group. Thanks for more sight seeing ideas! I'm making a list of things to do for our visitors arriving next week so added some of your tips. Another trip to do is to take the train to Schaffhausen. I did that with my dad this week. It's a beautiful train ride and you even get a view of the Rheinfall (sit on the right hand side of the train on the way there).

  2. True dat. Schaffhausen and the Rhein Falls are beautiful. Keep the suggestions coming.


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