What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

Get out of the tourist zones and walk the neighborhoods: Chueca, Malasana, Chamberi, Chamartin. - Sep 2019

Cooking classes, food tours, wine tastings, day trips, hikes... - Jun 2019

So many. What are your interests? Google that & Madrid... - Mar 2017

If you like art, there are tons of art museums and galleries here. For families, there is a zoo and an aquarium. There are also a few nice day trips to Toledo, Segovia, and Avila, among other places. - Apr 2012

Travel. - Nov 2011

If you live in town you can walk to any number of cool and interesting neighborhoods. There are a lot of options for thearter, movies, art exhibitions, fitness, sports events (especially soccer), the parks, music events; travel around the countryside or other countries, you name it, you will never get bored here. - Oct 2011

Historic towns like Segovia and Toledo are within a 1-hour drive. Great museums, parks and restaurants in Madrid. Because of the heat it is a late-night society where they don't eat dinner until 10PM or later. In two years here I am only hoping to see most of Spain. There is a lot to see and do, and we have hardly touched the Med. sea coast. - Aug 2010

Travel outside of Spain is rewarding. Madrid itself has plenty to do depending on your taste. There is one English language movie house. Bowling is availabe but often smokey. Travel outside of Madrid can be wonderful - Segovia, Toledo, etc. - Feb 2009

It's Madrid! If you live in town, you can walk to any number of cool and interesting neighborhoods. Hang out in a plaza and drink a clara in summer and watch the people or go to La Latina on Sunday. My colleagues who liked culture said there were places to go. Mountains for hiking and climbing are only a 40-minute drive outside of the city. - Jan 2008

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