Top 5 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Yerevan
Yerevan is all about wandering the narrow streets, exploring the not-so-popular corners of different districts, catching the vibes of this old but also modern city, grabbing a cup of coffee, and enjoying the warm sun rays on your face. If this feels like what you want to do in Yerevan, this post is for you. Brace yourselves; you are about to experience Yerevan as a Yerevantsi (resident of Yerevan)!
Visit Khnko-Apor Library
In Yerevan with your little ones? Take them to the Khnko-Aper Library, one of Yerevan’s most visited kid-friendly libraries. Here, your kids can read stories in English, observe the illustrations of Armenian children’s books, and simply spend a quiet but exciting time in Yerevan.
The library is located in the heart of the city, on Teryan Street, and is open to the public.
Attend a Ballet Performance
Attending a ballet performance at the Armenian National Opera and Ballet Theater is an absolute must for art lovers. The theater is home to some of the most talented dancers in Armenia. Experience the beauty and grace of ballet in a cozy setting.
Be sure to check the schedule ahead of time and book your tickets in advance.
Take National Dance Classes
Another great way to experience Armenian culture is by taking national dance classes — many dance schools in Yerevan offer classes for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Learn traditional Armenian dances, such as the Kochari or the Shalakho, and experience the joy and energy of Armenian music and dance.
Keep an eye out for cultural announcements and participate in dance classes for free in Cascade Complex or other landmarks of Yerevan.
Go on a Picnic at English Park or TUMO
If you want a peaceful escape from the city center noises, head to one of Yerevan’s many parks for a picnic. English Park and TUMO are great options, with plenty of green space and scenic views. Pack a picnic basket with local snacks and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the fresh air.
In Armenia with your pet? Take them with you to relax and spend time as locals.
Skate and Cycle in the Skate Park
For those looking for a more active way to explore the city, head to the Yerevan Skate Park. This massive park is perfect for skateboarders, with plenty of ramps, rails, and half-pipes to entertain you. If skating isn’t your thing, you can rent a bike and cycle through the park’s scenic trails. Lots of fun is guaranteed for you and your kiddos at the Skate Park in Yerevan.
The park is in the city center, next to the St. Gregory Illuminator church, the largest church of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Yerevan has plenty of non-touristy activities to sweeten your trip to Armenia. While these are some options, you can easily blend in with the local routine and discover #TheHiddenTrack on your way!
Published on July 26, 2023