Yes, I did say Free Things To Do in Porto with kids! We had a wonderful time visiting Porto, Portugal (aka Oporto). It was so thrilling to find so many free activities for the kids, we thought we would dedicate an entire post just to that. I am sure there are more free things to do in Porto out there, but we didn’t have time to enjoy them all.
Planning on driving in Portugal? Well, we have a few tips to help you out. First we will thrill you with our story and you will find some resourceful information at the end.
Our last day in Lisbon and it was raining off and on, with 80% chance of rain for the day. We decided to play it a bit safe and be near “indoor” activities if needed.
Following our morning tour of The José Maria da Fonseca Winery, we were off to Lisbon. We crossed one of the bridges (Ponte 25 de Abril) into Lisbon. It was an instant reminder of San Francisco for all of us. As mentioned in a previous post, we didn’t have navigation or a map to help us find our way. Thank goodness for good old-fashioned street signs! Just off the bridge was signage for Belém Tower, one of our desired destinations.
We have decided we are on a mission to see “How It’s Made” or “Where It’s Made”. There is so much around us in Spain and Portugal that is locally grown/made, so why not see what we can, first hand?
Kids off school = Road Trip!
This time we opted for nearby Portugal.
November 1 is “All Saints Day” (Holiday) in Spain, so the kids were off school for 2 days. We asked around our town and found out that not much happens for Halloween. There were just a couple of little cafes or bars planning to have a party. So the kids were okay with leaving town.