Nestled in a valley and surrounded by picturesque mountain peaks,
Davos hits a lot of the right buttons for those who like the
outdoors. At one end of town lies a good-sized lake
with windsurfers out doing their thing and joggers and cyclists
doing their's around the perimeter. Running alongside the city
center, duffers are out in force on the 18-hole golf
course. A large public swimming complex near the city center
is swarming with youngsters and hikers can be seen on a nearby
mountain scrambling up the steep trails. Shopping
can be a leisure activity here thanks to the main shopping
area being concentrated on a one-way street. I do find amazing
the number of hotels in town and methinks it has do do with Davos
hosting the World Economic Forum every winter. Davos is on the
tour bus route judging from the huge number of tour buses parked
at the various hotels in the evenings. The Steigenberger
Hotel Belvedere and Waldhotel Davos
are two excellent places to stay while in town.
Is this place
hopping or is it dead in the summer?
but Davos is big enough that one doesn't feel overwhelmed by
Is there a lake and/or golf course in town?
There's a lake and a golf course.
car the only option?
which dead-ends in Davos, will deposit you in the city center.
Does the place feel claustrophobic?
Lots of choices
for acccomodations (hotels/ chalets) and do I have recommendations?
hotel category is represented here. Multiple choices from *****stars
to campgrounds. I stayed at the Waldhotel Davos and Steigenberger
Hotel Belvedere and both get the two thumbs up.
Could I spend a whole summer here or would I get bored?
Yes, Davos makes the short list of places I could spend
the whole summer.