Day Trip To Lugano
I took my littlest on a day trip to Lugano on Sunday. Perhaps in my 30+ week of pregnancy I’m seeing the one on one time fleeting with my girls and starting to wonder how much time I’ll have for each of them once there are three kids in our family. So on Sunday we took the train to Lugano, a quick 2 hour train ride from Zürich. It’s an amazing train ride through the world’s longest tunnel, The Gotthard Tunnel. The trip goes very quickly with hardly any stops. We popped out in hot and sunny Lugano and headed straight for the lake.
This was our first time in Lugano so we just felt our way around the town. Our main goals were to swim, eat gelato, and have lunch. We wandered down the cobbled streets of town and down to the lake. We walked along the lake front to Parco Civico and found a large playground.
From the playground we walked to the Lugano Lido, which was absolutely incredible. There was a children’s splash pool, a diving pool with three diving boards, an Olympic sized lap pool, lots of beach front sandy lake swimming, and a large pool that seemed perfect for my little one to swim in. My daughter went between this pool and jumping off the diving board. It cost 15 francs (11 for adults and 4 for children) for both of us to enter this Lido. There was also a large grassy space, a playground, and a café. If we lived in Lugano, I could see us here every day in the summer. After the Lido, we went on a trolley tour of Lugano, per my date’s request.
I want to take the rest of my family here for a day trip or for a weekend getaway soon. We did not have time to pedal boat, take a boat around the lake, or take the funiculars up the mountains to enjoy the incredible views. Next time I would love to do those things.
Have you taken a day trip to Lugano?