What can be a fun, relaxing and enjoyable afternoon activity while spending your days in Budapest? A romantic walk in Budapest City Park, boat paddling on City Park Lake and tasting the most delicious ice cream-filled chimney cake will definitely make your day!
Years and years earlier Budapest City Park used to be a swampy area with no interesting sights and facilities, but nowadays it is one of the most popular, romantic and cultural attractions in Budapest.
Why not start your afternoon with renting a boat and paddle around the Lake. This program is great for couples, families and friends. Me and my husband Daniel also did the same trip on one Sunday afternoon. In spite of the hectic weather we had a wonderful time. From the lake you can take pictures of Vajdahunyad Castle and the building of the Ice Skating Rink. Interesting to know, that in winter this artificial lake becomes to an Ice Skating Rink. From November to February the rink is filled with ice skating people!
The price of a half hour boat rental is around 5 EUR /person. Make sure to check the website of City Park Lake, as the boating season is over around the end of October depending on the weather.
How to get to Budapest City Park?
You can reach the Park with M1 metro line. From the city center you can take the metro at Deák Ferenc square and get off at Heroes square. As you get out from the underground cross Dózsa György street and walk across Heroes square. Behind the statues you will see the lake. Go down the stairs and you will arrive right to the boat renting station. Below you’ll find my Google map, just to be sure.
After the boat paddling you’ll probably get hungry for a few bites. In the park there is a cute little place, called Kürtős Liget. You can get there by walking through Kós Károly promenade, the bridge across the water. As you get on the other side of the lake turn left and pass by Nyereg Bar. Walk forward until you see Kürtős Liget. This family owned place serves the most fresh and various flavours of chimney cakes. You can choose from sweet or salty toppings for your dessert. As we both have sweet tooth we ate a very delicious chocolate and vanilla ice-cream filled chimney cake with oreo biscuit and strawberry syrup on top.
If you are in the mood for more programming, stroll around a little and discover the rest of City Park, or moreover the Vajdahunyad Castle!