Shopping along Bahnhofstrasse -- It has been called the most beautiful shopping street in the world, and perhaps it is. Built a century ago on the site of the ancient moat, it's a stroller's paradise. In stores on both sides of the street is some of the world's greatest merchandise.
Taking a Boat Trip on Lake Zurich or along the Limmat River -- On a sunny day, this is the best way to spend time in Zurich. Cruises on one of Europe's most beautiful lakes last 1 1/2 to 4 hours. Boats depart from Bürkliplatz, the lake end of Bahnhofstrasse.
Visiting Uetliberg -- If the day is sunny, you can take an electric train to this parklike, 840m (2,755-ft.) hill. Once here, you can wander about, enjoying the natural surroundings and scenic vistas at every turn. It's best to take a picnic.
Biking & Swimming on the Lake -- In July and August, one of the most peaceful experiences is to bike from Seebach station through the forest to Katzenruti, where you'll find several places ideal for a picnic. After lunch you can cycle to the Katzensee with its sandy beach, returning later via Affoltern. The tourist office in Zurich will help you plot this course, which takes about 1 1/2 hours to go the full 13km (8 miles).