What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?
The Uetliberg rising above Zurich is a wonderful place to watch the sunrise, and then hike along the ridge. The botanical gardens, both the old and the new ones, are lovely spots. The many museums of the Zurich University are quite interesting http://www.uzh.ch/en/outreach/museums. http://www.spottedbylocals.com/zurich has plenty of other useful tips. - May 2016
Planet walk, Grossmunster... - Aug 2014