Now that summer is officially here, we have only two burning questions: 1) What’s in your Badi Beach Bag and 2) Which Badi are you going to? We rounded up some of our favorite products to put together the perfect Badi Beach Bag and we are giving away a complete bag to one lucky winner! Next, we searched Switzerland for the coolest Badi’s, Lido’s and Piscine’s …this is the season for exploration and fun in the sun!
We love to support Swiss Fashion Designers and recently came across this perfect Beach Bag from AgentSpécial…it is a hand woven bag made from upcycled materials that are resistant to temperature, water and sun. Perfect for summer 2018! Fill your bag with the following goodies and keep it by the door so you can treat yourself to badi visits all summer long!
ENTER TO WIN A COMPLETE BEACH BAG HERE! (contest ends 30 June 2018)
While Zurich is lovely in the summer, it’s fun to explore other regions for a taste of the joie de vivre or la dolce vita celebrated by locals. Here’s a roundup of our favorites outside our beloved city:
Less than an hour outside Zurich you will find a jawdropping selection of swimming pools, water slides and playground activities that can be accessed during a day-trip. The restaurant was recently renovated with more 40 new tables and 170 new chairs. From diving off the high tower, splashing around in the pool designed for non-swimmers, or wizzing down one of the fun slides, Schwimmbad Zofingen is a fun experience for all. For a full day’s itinerary, visit the Animal Park near the pool!
For more of an upscale adult sunbathing adventure, the Rhybadi Schaffhausen is a local favorite. Since 1870, this swimming destination is the oldest and largest constructed in Switzerland, possibly even Europe! The cultural program includes numerous musical events and an open air cinema in the summer, along with sunrise and sunset yoga. Check out this link for more tips on visiting the Rhine Falls and Schaffhausen.
Bains des Pâquis – Geneva
One of the most popular spots in Geneva all year ’round is the Bains des Pâquis. With breathtaking views of the city’s architecture, alpine landscape and iconic jet d’Eau, this artificial peninsula really comes to life in the summer. The restaurant has affordable daily menus (if you ever go during the winter…the fondue is not to miss!) and there are often live musical events taking place all summer long. In addition to the lake access and high diving board, there are two sauanas, hammam and turkish baths.
Brigerbad – Brig
Brigerbad is a little village located within the Rhone valley and is minutes away from the town centres of Brig and Visp. The name derives from the local hot springs – the baths of Brig. With a wide variety of nature activities, Brigerbad is also home to one of the many thermal pools in Switzerland. The pools consist of 16 different basins which differ in size and temperature. There is also a giant waterslide enjoyed by all ages!
Lido Locarno – Ticino
Four waterslides, large pools, small pools, a sandy lakefront beach…something for everyone! Boasting the first looping slide in Switzerland, you and the kids will enjoy an adrenaline rush again and again this summer at Lido Locarno, a true oasis of relaxation directly on Lake Maggiore. Check out our article about how you can travel free in Ticino with other ideas you can do in the region.
Nid-du-Cro – Neuchâtel
The city of Neuchâtel, located on the edge of the lake offers a range of entertainment and relaxation for lovers of swimming. With direct lake access, it has a well-supervised swimming pool available to the public. The multi-height diving towers, slides, and pools with varying temperatures, Nid-du-Cro is a perfect place to spend your day during the summer season in the French region of Switzerland. Check out our article on popular summer events in Neuchâtel.
Aquabasilea – Basel
Looking to escape the sun but still take the kids to the pool? Aquabasilea is the place to be all year round. The swimming complex houses a large beautiful open swimming pool with water slides, a wave pool, and two water canyons. For young babies, the splash pool is a fun way to invigorate all their senses!
Lockdown was catastrophic for small businesses, but the these trailblazers found strength from within and didn’t skip a beat. We are honored to share their stories.read more
The current health crisis has us thinking out-of-the-box for safe ways to satisfy our Swiss travel desires while protecting ourselves and the community around us.read more