The Esplanadi Park
The Esplanadi Park
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  • Gary W
    Richmond, Australia885 contributions
    Inner City Park
    Long strip park in the heart of Helsinki. There are many art deco type restaurants which look great. There are also lots of street vendors. The park lacks the vibe of other capital cities but still is a welcome bit of green in the city.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 15 May 2023
  • abmilw
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin667 contributions
    nice park
    You dont need to make a special trip to see it, but it is in the heart of Helsinki. Interesting to read a few of the signs about the history of the park and the area. Nice to stroll and/or sit on park bench for a bit.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 11 June 2023
  • ruthandvern
    Wilton, California15,442 contributions
    Lovely park mid-city
    We were at this park on two separate occasions on our visit. It's a terrific mid-city park with statuary and a restaurant. Fountains and plenty of benches. We watched the annual pride parade from a corner of an interior block in the park.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • freutmich
    787 contributions
    Great People Watching and Shopping
    This is a really beautiful and peaceful part of the city. The park in the middle of the Esplanadi is a comfortable green space to sit and enjoy a coffee, some ice cream from a nearby kiosk, or just people watch. And some of the city's best shopping is along this street. The Esplanadi is in the middle of the city center, so it's unlikely you'd miss it. But making an effort to spend some time here is a must in Helsinki.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 July 2023
  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines8,171 contributions
    Place for ultimate relaxation
    If you’re not under time pressure , this is the place where you should be. A long stretch of this park adorn the city center with popular monuments nearby. There is a kiosk for drinks, snacks and ice cream. But along the stretch beside it looks like an upscale shopping district. This is a must .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Markus
    Helsinki, Finland17 contributions
    Beautiful Park At The Center of Helsinki
    A very nice park in Helsinki. Lots of events and people in the summer. There are also a good number of cafes and shops nearby, as well as good transport connections. The architecture surrounding the park is also very beautiful.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 August 2023
  • MeNiemiset
    Finland464 contributions
    Park at center of Helsinki
    Park at middle of Helsinki, nice place to just spend time sitting on the benches. Crowded at summer but you can find a place to sit on the grass too. Lots of cafes near it and a kiosk where you can buy icecream and drinks.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
  • RopentaStones
    St Helens, United Kingdom2,082 contributions
    A peaceful esplanade for chilled walk through the city
    Stumbled across this esplanade and we loved it. It has a feel of the early 1900s and you can imagine well dressed gentlemen with ladies in long flowing dresses walking down here from that time. Some nice monuments and a few food stalls too. Helsinki isn't particularly a fast paced city but it is still busy and this esplanade walk is a calming place to stroll through the city, with plenty of benches to sit and people watch. Nice place for a break from the city.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
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Adam Jones
Beijing, China58 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Nice little park in Helsinki with a lot of nice shops and restaurants nearby. Definitely worth the visit if you find yourself in Helsinki
Written 28 November 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely boulevard, located next to the sea and leading to the food market.
The boulevard is dotted with benches, sculptures and fountains.
Written 20 October 2023
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RopentaStones
St Helens, UK2,082 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Stumbled across this esplanade and we loved it. It has a feel of the early 1900s and you can imagine well dressed gentlemen with ladies in long flowing dresses walking down here from that time. Some nice monuments and a few food stalls too. Helsinki isn't particularly a fast paced city but it is still busy and this esplanade walk is a calming place to stroll through the city, with plenty of benches to sit and people watch. Nice place for a break from the city.
Written 13 October 2023
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Werner W
Zurich, Switzerland845 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We found this place during our first trip to Helsinki. The esplanadi park is not only a nice place for a walk, a nice park but also a shopping street. A good place to make a break.
Written 9 September 2023
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,711 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Perfect place to picnic, people-watch, and play (like with your kids). Clean, safe, and well-maintained. Shops and restaurants line both sides of the Esplanadi, and there are some drink and ice cream (and the like) vendors in the park as well, at least in the summer.
Written 4 September 2023
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MeNiemiset
Finland464 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Park at middle of Helsinki, nice place to just spend time sitting on the benches.
Crowded at summer but you can find a place to sit on the grass too.
Lots of cafes near it and a kiosk where you can buy icecream and drinks.

Written 29 August 2023
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Markus
Helsinki, Finland17 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
A very nice park in Helsinki. Lots of events and people in the summer. There are also a good number of cafes and shops nearby, as well as good transport connections. The architecture surrounding the park is also very beautiful.
Written 21 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

doctorfoxtrot
Taguig City, Philippines8,171 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
If you’re not under time pressure , this is the place where you should be. A long stretch of this park adorn the city center with popular monuments nearby. There is a kiosk for drinks, snacks and ice cream. But along the stretch beside it looks like an upscale shopping district. This is a must .
Written 22 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

freutmich
Kansas City787 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
This is a really beautiful and peaceful part of the city. The park in the middle of the Esplanadi is a comfortable green space to sit and enjoy a coffee, some ice cream from a nearby kiosk, or just people watch. And some of the city's best shopping is along this street. The Esplanadi is in the middle of the city center, so it's unlikely you'd miss it. But making an effort to spend some time here is a must in Helsinki.
Written 10 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ruthandvern
Wilton, CA15,442 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We were at this park on two separate occasions on our visit. It's a terrific mid-city park with statuary and a restaurant. Fountains and plenty of benches. We watched the annual pride parade from a corner of an interior block in the park.
Written 5 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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