When you are in Gdynia in summer you can go for a day trip to Koscierzyna to visit an open air museum of steam locomotives.Of course it's open not only in summer, but in July and August at weekends there's a train from Gdynia to Koscierzyna which is pulled by a steam locomotive and usually consists of old carriages.The trip takes about 2 hours and in Koscierzyna you can visit a museum. Even in high season you meet there only a few tourists and if you're interested in those steam engines you can climb and explore them wherever you want.
In my previous tip I recommended a visit to Koscierzyna. Once you get there and you have a car, think about a visit to the next open air museum. The museum is situated in Wdzydze in the beautiful surroundigs. On the display there are many old houses, mills, a church etc.There are also two small country restaurants, but I haven't eaten there so I can't recommend.
When in Gdynia you must take a sea trip to Baltiysk which is in Russia; it takes a whole day to go there and back and costs 100 zloty; unfortunately passengers are not allowed to leave (as it is a military area) but can watch the port and do some extremely cheap shopping in a duty free shop aboard.
When you are in Gdynia go for a walk to Kamienna Gora - a hill with a big cross on the top. No problem with finding it as it is in the very centre of the town. The sooner you go there, the better you do because now you can still admire the picturesque view. But the trees are growing all the time...
If you feel hungry-visit Rodizio El Toro (see my restaurant tips)
This aquapark is located in Sopot-Kamienny Potok, not far away from Gdynia. I strongle recommend you going there especially when you visit Gdynia off-season or when the summer is cold as it offers a wide variety of different water (and not only!) attractions.
Gdynia has also got its wooden pier and it's worth a visit although it's not as long and famous as that in Sopot, by the pier there also a cliff of Orlowo. if you like fish-by the pier you can buy fresh.
If you like gambling you can visit a casino in Gdynia. It's located in the centre of the city in the Musical Theatre. Don't expect too much- the casino is small and doesn't offer a wide variety of games but it a kind of cheap, so- why not to try?!
The training ship called Dar Pomorza is one of the most interesting place in Gdynia.
It is a museum located at the harbour and you will find it without any problems.
It is the ship 91 metres long. It was bouilt in 1909 year and it was bought in 1929 year as a training ship for Naval School in Poland.
Its first voyage as a training shi was in year 1930. It was a great school for many generations of students of Naval School. They had their first experiences on this ship.
Dar Pomorza had 102 voyages also around the world.
His last voyage was in year 1981 and since year 1983 this ship has been at the Gdynia's harbour and it is opened for tourists.
You absolutely have to see this special ship as you can watch not only deck of the ship but also go to the rooms of the crew and know the conditions of this people during the voyages.
For visitors it is opened from Tuesday till Sunday .
Blyskawica,was a battle ship which was famous in the battles in II War. It was built in years 1935-1936 in Great Britain. Since September, 6th till the end of IIWar Blyskawica took part in a lot of warfares.
Since year 1976 it has been still at the Gdynia's harbour and it is opened for tourists as a museum.
Pier of Gdynia is a home for ships and yachts museum. Let say, ship Dar Pomorza stands on right side of pier, walking from train station side. Ship is 91 meters long and actually 100 years old already; it was used for training purposes at Naval School of Poland. After last voyage at 1983 it was opened for public eyes. It is not only possible to see ships outside, but to enter them to see interior and the way in which sailors lived.
Other, left side of pier is full of yachts from different corners of the World.