Poles love to relax and unwind from the busy Monday through Friday grind by taking it easy on the weekends, particularly on Sundays when most of the shops are closed and there’s nothing better to do than grab some homemade sandwiches and a blanket and have a picnic near the city’s riverside bend. Poles also love people-watching from street cafes with their “kawa” in one hand and a Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland’s largest daily newspaper) in the other.
If you are up for a bike ride, there’s a bike rental on Grodzka Street that will let you rent a bike and power pedal all throughout this historic center. If you are just looking for a quiet walk (or “spacer”) around the riverside area, there are a few paths you can take that will lead you to Wawel Castle. Unlike many other big, bustling European cities, Krakow likes to take it easy, so when it comes to peace and relaxation, you’re bound to get both, plus a good cup of tea at one of the nearby cafes and a simple Polish afternoon you won’t forget.