Sopot is very popular among tourists because of typical sea resort’s activities it offers. I mean sunbathing, strolling along the sea shore, or hanging around in the main street colloquially called “Monciak” by the Polish . There are many clubs, restaurants and cafes. But if you want something different, then get to Sopot Wyścigi ( Wyścigi – Races or Hippodrome) by train. By the way there are three Sopot’s train / commuter – SKM / stops, and get to Świemirowska Dolina (Valley). It’s the opposite direction than going to the sea. Not into Polna Street but over a bridge to Jana z Kolna Street. Crossing the main street, noisy and busy one – Aleja Niepodlegości (Independence Avenue), passing by a bus and trolleybus loop, you can reach a small park with a pond and an arbour. And then you will see an ugly office building. Go ahead the woods is just near you. You will soon find yourself between small gardens and woods. That’s a good place to take a route. There some information board to get to Oliwa or to a view point or whatever.
Gdynia, a few km away from Sopot is also a must see seaside town. Actually Sopot lies between Gdansk & Gdynia so do make these 3 amazing & beautiful towns as your must see places this side of Poland !
On a clear day, you'll be able to see across the Gulf of Gdansk to the Gdansk shipyards and the Westerplatte area. Gdansk's main station is only about a 20 minute commuter train ride away.
Gdansk is definitely a must see town next to Sopot. It is within the regional train away. It's the most beautiful town this side of Poland !