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Romantic City Walk Under the Midnight Sun

Duration: 3-4 hours
Budget: $20

Discover the charm of Helsinki through an enchanting city walk. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes the city has to offer, take in the breathtaking views and share a magical moment under the midnight sun.

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  • The date begins in the early evening. The city's streets are bathed in a warm, golden glow, creating a romantic backdrop for your city walk. You start by exploring the iconic Esplanadi Park, this provides an ideal starting point for your romantic date. After your stroll in the park, you venture towards the captivating Helsinki Cathedral and finally make your way to the iconic Helsinki SkyWheel. This urban adventure under the midnight sun will give you an unforgettable romantic experience.
  • As the sun slowly sets, the city turns into a twilight spectacle and the twilight in Helsinki lasts for many hours. This is the perfect setting to whisper sweet nothings into each other's ears. The entire evening pans out at an unhurried pace, allowing you ample time to fall in love with both the city and each other all over again.
  • Making your way through the city's remarkable sights, you come to enjoy the tranquillity of the late evening, making the experience all the more intimate and enchanting. This laid-back city walk will leave you with long-lasting memories of a perfect midsummer night's date.

Preparation steps:

  • First and foremost, check the weather forecast. Even though it's midsummer, evening temperatures in Helsinki can be unpredictable. Dress in layers to keep comfortable throughout the evening.
  • Both of you should wear comfortable shoes, as you'll spend a good amount of time walking. A small backpack or crossbody bag would also be practical for carrying essential items like water, snacks, and perhaps a light blanket if you decide to sit down and enjoy the views.
  • Before you set out, refresh your knowledge about Helsinki's historical and architectural highlights. You can either prepare a small guidebook or download a walking tour app on your smartphone. This will add more substance to your stroll and impress your date with your knowledge.

Some tips:

  • Instead of hurrying from one place to another, take the time to sit down, relax and enjoy each other's company. The Esplanadi Park is perfect for this. You can also grab a coffee from one of the nearby cafes.
  • Capture your moments under the midnight sun. Whether you are wielding a smartphone or a professional camera, the cityscape bathed in the endless twilight will surely yield beautiful photos. A couple's selfie with the Helsinki Cathedral in the background can be your perfect memento of this romantic date.
  • Helsinki nightlife is safely enjoyed with little to worry about. However, it's important to keep an eye on your things and stay aware of your surroundings, especially while roaming the city at night.

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