Founded in 1898, the Riviera Park counts among Sochi's most beloved tourist attractions. Here, you can feast your eyes on rare and exotic plants, see a rock or pop gig at the Zeleny Theater, or relax at one of the park's many bars and cafes. For children, there is a variety of amusement rides. Located close to the sea, Riviera Park truly has something for everyone.
Matsesta is a microdistrict in Sochi that is known for its balneotherapy complex. Its other attractions include this aquarium and zoo which can count sharks, seals, penguins, crocodiles, and even a hippo among its inhabitants. Watching the employees feed the animals is said to be quite entertaining-- check the aquarium's website for the feeding schedules.
The name of this restaurant refers to an inextricable part of Russian culture, the dacha (summer house). Lots of people in the country, not just oligarchs, have them. Sochi has long been a place where influential people (such as high-ranking Soviet functionaries) had their summer houses, hence "The Boss's Dacha." The restaurant offers many entertainment options for its patrons, such as billiards, karaoke, live music, and DJ nights. The food menu is pretty standard, featuring European and Japanese dishes. You can also pay tribute to a time-honored Russian summer tradition by making your own shashlyk (skewered meat) on the terrace.
This aquarium is one of the biggest in the country. Here you will find beautiful displays dedicated to freshwater and sea inhabitants. Among the creatures on view are sharks, piranhas, seahorses, koi, and gourami.