Surabaya is the second largest city of Indonesia and the capital city of East Java. It has been a popular travel destination locally and internationally. There are various places you can go to when visit Surabaya. This city has historical value due to their courageous act in fighting against colonial countries occupying Surabaya. There are many monuments ans well as memorials as appreciations to the heroes. This old city has many things to offer for visitors so it is highly recommended to stay for a few days to get around the city.
Recommended things to do in Surabaya
Surabaya is a travel destination for everyone. It is family and budget-friendly so you don’t really have to worry too much about what kind of attractions you and your families can visit or how to save money during your vacation in Surabaya. Foods and accommodation are within reasonable price range in general. As for transport, there are public transportation mode you can choose to get around the city such as minibus or Angkot.
Get Around Old Town Area
During your visit in Surabaya, it is highly recommended to get around the Old Town area such as Kembang Jepun to the port. You will get to see colonial buildings and structures around throughout the area. There are many great spots to take beautiful pictures. Or, you can also visit an ancient city archaeological site in Surabaya called Trowulan.
Artsy Show in Balai Pemuda
If you are into art, you should visit Balai Pemuda, a place where local arts are presented through Reog Dance performance and festival. This main art center in Surabaya has been popular especially due to its location in the Heart of the City. This place usually host a big event like Festival Seni Budaya every year around June. This art center was once a club during Dutch colonial era called Simpangsche Societeit.
Surabaya is also house so many water parks. There are water parks scattered around this big city. They are great destination for family vacation. One of the most popular is Ciputra Waterpark. It has slides, various rides, wave pool, and pool in various size for adult and kids. If you are planning to visit this water park, avoid weekend and holiday season to avoid the crowd.
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Get Antique Souvenirs
Visit Roode Brug Soerabaia to get special souvenirs. There are many unique souvenirs you can buy from this place such as special t-shirts with the memory of old Surabaya printed on, replica of WWII army uniform, miniature of KRI Pasopati Submarine, Japanese and British helmets, and many more. It is a great place to have fun shopping die to its special souvenirs.
Go to Mount Bromo
Explore Mount Bromo is highly recommended when you visit cities in East java such as Surabaya and Malang. Mount Bromo is famous for its magnificent sunrise, scenic sunset, as well as the Sea of Sands. You can book a Bromo volcano tour and you will be taken to have a Jeep tour to explore the Sea of the Sands through extreme trails. Mount Bromo also provides hiking trails you can try to hunt the sunrise or sunset.