It goes without saying that one of the most popular things to do in Porto is visiting the wine caves in Vila Nova de Gaia. Wine tasting aside, you have architecture, bookstores, concerts, festivals, museums, regal cafés and local restaurants to fill your time.
Learn about the history of transportation at the Transportation Museum in the Alfândega. Study precious sculptures and stones at the Soares dos Reis Museum, next to the Torre dos Clérigos in front of Lisbon Square. Wander along Rua Miguel Bombarda and visit some of Porto’s trendiest art galleries and stylish shops, or else drift about Rua Galeria Paris in Baixa for a little Art Nuevo, café culture and live jazz.
The city hosts airplane races, car races and rock concerts. If that’s too fast for your taste, take a relaxing cruise on the Douro River. Most of the spots you’ll want to see are within easy walking distance from on another. The Portoenses are friendly and helpful and their city offers plenty to keep you occupied.