The nightlife in Campinas is very exciting. The two major bar and restaurant districts are in the central neighborhood of Cambuí and the Barão Geraldo district, near Unicamp (University of Campinas).
The largest green space is Lagoa do Taquaral [Taquaral Lake] (official name: Parque Portugal [Portugal Park]), which is great for jogging and bike riding. The Ecological Park hosts an organic products market on Sundays. Visit the Bosque dos Jequitibás Grove, with its mini zoo and aquarium, downtown.
On the weekends, Campineiros (people from Campinas) like to get away to the Sousas district (on the river, 11 km / 7 mi from downtown) and to Joaquim Egídio (16 km / 10 mi away), where the Astronomical Observatory is located. Campinas is also a great base for those going to Hopi Hari (28 km / 17 mi away), in Vinhedo, and to Wet'n Wild (35 km / 22 mi away), in Itupeva.