Weekend Escape Route from Ankara - Kızılcahamam

Escape Route from Ankara, Kızılcahamam is one of the locations favored by the people of Ankara. Especially considered for weekend getaways, Kızılcahamam offers a holiday experience worth choosing with its healing thermal waters and striking natural landscapes. From hotels with family pools to various accommodation options, Kızılcahamam offers many choices for your stay. You can include thermal hotels in your accommodation list for many options you can choose in this location. Here is the guide to the Kızılcahamam travel route for a weekend getaway plan! 

Where to Visit in Kızılcahamam?

Kızılcahamam district, somewhat of a greenery center for Ankara, is famous for its nature. Forests and picnic areas that reveal national parks are the main stops for getting fresh air in Kızılcahamam. This district, which hosts natural beauties, is also famous for its villages and museums to visit. Additionally, Kızılcahamam has camping areas that appeal to camping enthusiasts. If you are planning a getaway to Kızılcahamam for the weekend, you can take a historical-cultural tour or prefer to camp in nature.

If you are planning to camp in Kızılcahamam over the weekend, you can set up your tent in suitable areas of lakes and national parks. Besides the Karagöl Geosite, a popular destination for camping in Kızılcahamam, Soğuksu National Park, Şahinler Nature Camping Park, Kurumcu Pond Camping Area, and Alicin Cultural Geosite Camping Area are among the famous places where you can be alone with nature. Additionally, you may encounter opportunities such as nature walks and cycling tours in these camping areas. Also, while camping, you can enjoy the beauty of nature with the unforgettable views of lakes and national parks.

Visual: Distant view of a hotel among the snow

Where to Stay in Kızılcahamam?

For those planning to spend the weekend in Kızılcahamam, there are many alternative accommodation options available. Among the options that can be preferred by nature lovers is camping, while for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, thermal hotels are among the best hotel options in Kızılcahamam. Those who will stay in camping and picnic areas can plan their weekend getaway in these areas either for a fee or free of charge. Those who want to stay in thermal hotels can spend a relaxing and comfortable weekend by taking advantage of the extensive facilities of these hotels.

In addition to the healing thermal pools of thermal hotels, you can also benefit from a variety of spa-massage options. For both spa-massage and thermal pool experiences over the weekend, you can turn to thermal hotels in Kızılcahamam.

Visual: Bagels being placed into the oven

What to Eat in Kızılcahamam?

While holidaying in Kızılcahamam, you can explore the local cuisine and get acquainted with the dining culture of this district. It's possible to see a variety of dishes accompanying the local culinary culture and discover the unique dishes specific to Kızılcahamam. Among these dishes are bazlama (a type of bread), höşmerim (a dessert made from semolina), kül böreği (a type of pastry), kapama (a meat and vegetable dish cooked in a sealed pot), toyga soup, stuffed chard leaves, and ekmek aşı (a traditional Turkish dish made with bread and yogurt). With meat and pastry dishes taking the spotlight in Kızılcahamam, it's almost impossible to go hungry.

You can experience Kızılcahamam's famous dishes at local eateries and hotel restaurants. Especially by checking out the restaurant services of the hotels you will visit for a comfortable holiday, you can plan a holiday that will be good for both your stomach and your soul.