Last week, we had to say Good-bye to our oldest son as he headed back to the states for his sophomore year at university. Since his main flight was leaving from Warsaw, we decided to drive the 3.5 hours there and spend a couple of days there to check out the city for a few days earlier.
This was our first real visit to Warsaw. First up was to try to find a hotel for all 6 of 6. Luckily I was able to find Triton Apartments, just a quick tram ride in tthe city center. It was perfect for us! Ample FREE parking for our mini van in the secure underground parking garage. It had kitchen which meant we could save $$$ by not eating out ever meal so we could splurge on other meals like Hard Rock Cafe. What was also nice was there was a grocery store & a Domino’s pizza the main level(our apartment was on the 8th floor). So if you make it here I recommend them.
Now since parking can be an issue in the city we choose to buy a 3 day pass for the public transportation in Warsaw. Which let us use the trams, buses and metro rain unlimited. It was easy to get anywhere we wanted to the city. We paid 24 zloty for the 3 day pass for each of us and 6 and under are free so we did not have to pay for our 5-year-old. The parking alone at the zoo paid for 1 of our tickets so it was well worth it. Here is a link to find out more about the pubic transportation in Warsaw.
The food was great. By Polish standards it was a bit on the expensive side but for any other traveler, it is a good deal. One of the neatest places we stopped at was the E. Wedel Chocolate shop and restaurant.
The hardest part of the visit was to think that 90% of the town was destroyed in World War II during the different uprisings and finally just out of spite by hitler. as revenge. There is a lot to see in Warsaw which we only had to time to see a handful in the 3 days we were there. He is a few pictures of what we saw.
To learn more about the Warsaw Uprising Museum click HERE for my blog post talking about it.