Autumn in Jyväskylä Harbour. Photo: Merja Huovelin
Jyväskylä, also known as the Capital of Sport in Finland is an amazing place to spend an active vacation. Crispy and cool days are good to spend on the Rantaraitti. Put on your running shoes or take a bike and go around Lake Jyväsjärvi. Sport lovers are also spoiled with JYP home matches 11.10 and 19.10 on LähiTapiola Arena.
Nothing is as lovely as a deserved moment of relaxation after the autumn’s stress and hurry. Take your family with you or go with a friend to Peurunka! Pick your favorite in selection of many activities, ride 130 meters long water slide, chill in hot tub or pamper yourself at Peurunka’s Day Spa. Relaxing weekend is guaranteed!. Revontuli has also open evenings. Nights includes the use of the smoke sauna, tent sauna and outdoor jacuzzi.
Jyväskylä Region is full of culture to experience. Only by walking the Jyväskylä streets you can admire Alvar Aalto’s buildings and architecture. People who are even more interested of Alvar Aalto might want to visit the Aalto museum or Säynätsalo town hall. In Natural History Museum of Central Finland you can go to admire the Finnish nature in Vuoden Luontokuvat 2018-exhibition (the nature photos of the year 2018). For the friends of crafts there are many exhibitions to see in the Craft Museum.
But what would the holidays be without music? If you want to enjoy some Finnish music, event centre Paviljonki have lot to offer. 15.10. Finnish rapper called Pyhimys is bringing his Pyhimys & Saimaa –squad to Jyväskylä, 16.10. Samuli Edelmann is here with his concert hall tour, schalger artist Pepe Willberg is on 19.10. and after that “Royals of the ninety’s” come to Paviljonki, where you can see Waldo’s People, Movetron and Pandora.
The nature of Jyväskylä Region is beautiful in the autumn. Take along packed lunch and go to admire beautiful autumn colours to nature trails and national parks. On nature trail you can stop by lean-to, have a barbeque, drink warm cocoa and eat packed lunch. Nature calms your mind after a long autumn and there is no rush to go anywhere. Here you can read more about the Jyväskylä Region's nature trails.
Darkening evenings of autumn brings Adventure of Light to Laajavuori again! Every Friday you can go there with your whole family (children from 3 years and older).
If you enjoy good food with great company, take your friends and find your favorite of Jyväskylä’s many restaurants! Would you like to have a taste of Harmooni’s local food á la carte? Maybe enjoy wings at Jalo Kitchen & Lounge? Or pick Figaro’s Season Menu and enjoy it with a glass of wine. Or something else, there are so many options and you definitely will definitely find your favorite one.
Check tips for autumn vacation with children here.
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