Have a plan to go on vacation or staycation to Surabaya? Don't forget to visit one of the tourist attractions in Surabaya on this one!
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1. 5 Tourist Attractions in Surabaya
Reporting from various sources, here are 5 categories of tourist attractions in Surabaya that are a shame not to be missed.
1.1. Nature Tourism
The first tourist spot that is worth your visit, especially for nature lovers, is of course nature tourism.
Surabaya Bratang Flora Park
The first nature tour is the Surabaya Bratang Flora Park which is located on Jl. Bratang Binangun, Baratajaya, Kec. Gubeng. 5 kilometers from Gubeng Station.
This city park or technopark provides quite a beautiful view and is perfect for recreation with the family. In this park, you can see various flora while relaxing and enjoying the breeze.
Some of the facilities available in this park include free WiFi access, a prayer room, a performance hall, a library, a reading garden, bathrooms, as well as several collections of fauna.
The good news again, is you don't need to spend a dime, aka FREE. Make sure to comply with existing regulations, such as not littering and not sitting by the pool.
Still, with a discussion related to parks, Bungkul Park can be the next alternative choice that you should visit.
Located on Jl. Bungkul, Darmo, Kec. Wonokromo, Bungkul Park is one of the green open spaces that can be accessed free of charge by local residents as well as local and foreign tourists.
This park provides various facilities that can make activities in the park more exciting, such as an amphitheater, sports facilities, a children's play area, free WiFi, up to a BMX, and a skate track.
Apart from being free, the park which is named after one of the influential Islamic figures in Surabaya is open 24 hours, so you can visit it at any time.
The next natural tourist destination is Kenjeran Beach which is located in Kenjeran Village, Bulak District, Surabaya. Besides being able to enjoy views of the beach and see first-hand the activities of traditional fishermen, you can also taste the delicious processed fresh seafood located at the Bulak Fish Center.
If you are interested in bringing souvenirs, you can buy various processed seafood such as sea cucumber crackers which are deep-fried like rambak crackers.
Kalimas Boat Tour
The next nature tour that you shouldn't miss is the Kalimas boat tour. As the name implies, in this place you can enjoy the view of the city of Surabaya in the afternoon or at night from a boat decorated with colorful lights.
Located on Jalan Ketabang Kali, Ketabang, Genteng District, Surabaya, there are 2 boat routes that you can choose from. The first is the Taman Prestasi-Education Museum route. Second, the Submarine Monument–SIOLA route.
You can enjoy the Kalimas boat tour from 15.00 WIB to 21.00 WIB.
1.2. Historical and Cultural Tourism
The next tourist attractions in Surabaya that you can choose from are historical and cultural tourism. There are several destinations that you can choose from, including the following.
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The Tugu Pahlawan is an icon of the city of Surabaya which was deliberately built to commemorate the events of 10 November 1945. Located in the Kebon Rojo Park area, across from the East Java Governor's Office, besides seeing the hero monument you can also visit the 10 November Museum which houses various iconic collections, such as Bung Tomo, the Yamato Hotel painting, and so on.
Another historical place in Surabaya is the red bridge. This bridge is a silent witness to the death of Brigadier General A.W.S Mallaby who was shot during a ghost fight between allied troops and the people of Surabaya.
Not only that, but you can also visit old buildings located around the bridge, such as the Historical Park, Hong Tiek Hian Temple, House of Sampoerna Museum, Customs Market, Internatio Building, Cigar Building, and so on.
Surabaya Museum (Siola Building)
The Surabaya Museum is one of the tourist attractions in Surabaya which is closely related to the history of Surabaya during the colonial period. Located on Jalan Tunjungan, this museum is also known as the Siola Building which has been built since 1877.
History records that the building used to be White Laidlaw which was built by Robert Laidlaw, one of the biggest retail owners of his time. During the colonial period, this building was used as a place of defense for Indonesian heroes against the allied forces.
Now, the building has officially become the Surabaya Museum where you can see the journey of the City of Surabaya more closely. You can also enjoy various other old buildings that stand around this museum.
Jalan Gula dan Jalan Karet
Do you like walking and visiting vintage photo spots? Don't forget to stop by Jalan Gula and Jalan Karet!
Here you will see various old buildings that have existed since the Dutch era and are generally uninhabited or abandoned.
1.3. Culinary Tourism
Are you satisfied with visiting natural and historical attractions? This is the right time to try a culinary tour in Surabaya!
There are so many typical Surabaya foods that you can try. Here are some tourist attractions in Surabaya that serve delicious culinary specialties from Surabaya.
Lontong Balap Pak Gendut
It's not complete if you visit the City of Heroes without tasting its typical food. One of the specialties that you must taste is Lontong Balap Pak gendut!
Lontong Balap is a heavy meal consisting of rice cake, tofu, lentho, bean sprouts, and fried onions, then doused with shrimp paste sauce. It's savory and delicious!
You can visit Pak Fatty Race Lontong on Jalan Mayjen Prof. Dr. Moestopo No. 11, Girlfriend Keling, Tambaksari. This food stall is open from 09.00-21.00 WIB.
Sate Klopo Ondomohen Bu Asih
Besides racing rice cake, Surabaya also has another special dish called sate klopo!
This satay is served in a unique way. Skewered chicken or beef then covered with grated coconut that has been marinated with other spices.
Apart from chicken or beef, klopo satay has other variants such as muscle, marrow, and intestines. To enjoy this one dish you can go to Jalan Mayor Mustajab, No 36, Surabaya.
Rujak Cingur Genteng Durasim
Having been around since 1943, Rujak Cingur Genteng Durasim serves two types of rujak cingur that are commonly circulating in Surabaya, such as salad cingur vegetables and fruit.
Served with petis and peanut sauce, rujak cingur has a spicy and savory taste. No doubt, this place is often used as a tourist spot in Surabaya that you must visit.
To be able to enjoy a portion of this legendary cingur rujak, you can come directly to Jalan Genteng Durasim No. 29, Tile. Open from 10.30-18.30 WIB.
Sego Sambel Mak Yeye
Sego Sambal or Nasi Sambal is another culinary specialty of Surabaya which is quite popular everywhere. One of the most famous Sego Sambel in Surabaya is Sego Sambel Mak Yeye.
This food stall, which has been around since 1982, serves a menu of penyetan with various side dishes, from tempeh, tofu, eggs, and chicken, to fish.
Sego Sambel Mak Yeye is open from 21.00 WIB until it runs out. Prices per portion start from IDR 15,000. You can get sego sambal by coming directly to the seller's location which is located on Jalan Jagir Wonokromo Wetan, No. 10, Jagir Wonokromo, Surabaya.
1.4. Shopping Tour
Going on a trip to a city doesn't feel complete if you haven't gone on a shopping tour, especially if you plan to buy souvenirs for relatives or loved ones.
So, you can visit some of the following tourist attractions in Surabaya to buy various souvenirs typical of the city of Surabaya!
Pasar Atom / Pasar Atum
A trip to Surabaya is not complete without visiting Pasar Atom or Pasar Atum. Pasar Atom is a shopping center in Surabaya that has been established since 1972. Located on Jl. Bunguran No. 45, in this market you can find a variety of fashion for men and women. You can also find a variety of culinary and snacks typical of the city of Surabaya. Interesting, huh?
The next tourist spot in Surabaya is Tunjungan Plaza. This shopping center offers a large selection of goods to meet your needs. Apart from that, this place is also very suitable to be used as a place for refreshing with the family because in it there are various entertainment facilities such as cinemas, children's playgrounds, and so on.
Pakuwon Mall is one of the biggest malls in Indonesia where there are various foreign retailers. No doubt if you visit here you can find various well-known brands and other products that can support your needs.
Pasar Turi Baru
Pasar Turi is one of the legendary markets in Surabaya which provides various needs ranging from household appliances, souvenirs, daily necessities, and so on.
1.5. Entertainment Places
Tourist attractions in Surabaya that you need to visit next are tourist attractions! For those of you who go to recreational areas with your family or loved ones, here are some recommendations for places you can try!
Besides being known as the second largest city in Indonesia, Surabaya is also known for its hot weather. Therefore visiting a water tourism park can be an alternative choice to refresh you.
Not only swimming pools, but Atlantis Land also offers many other attractions and rides that can entertain you.
The zoo is the next destination that is always crowded with people. Surabaya Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Indonesia with a very diverse collection of animals.
Visiting this place can certainly be one of the unforgettable moments for you, especially if you already have children.
Interested in trying religious tourism? Consider visiting Kampung Arab which is located on Jl. Ampel Kejeron I No. 4 district. Semampir, Surabaya.
In this village, you can get to know Arabic culture closely and buy various souvenirs for souvenirs. For example fragrances, snacks, clothing, and others.
Food Junction Grand Pakuwon
Interested in trying various culinary delights in Surabaya? Don't forget to come to Food Junction Grand Pakuwon!
Here you can find a variety of foods from traditional to foreign. Apart from being spacious, this place is also designed in a modern way so that visitors feel comfortable while spending time with family here.
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