Along with Sopot and Gdańsk, Gdynia forms part of the tri-city in the Bay of Gdańsk. It is the youngest of the three and was originally a small fishing village. Gdynia is an optimal starting point for tours both over the Bay of Gdańsk, up to Kaliningrad and onwards to Klaipėda. Westward tours to Bornholm and along the Polish Baltic Sea coast can also be undertaken from here.
Directly next to the harbour is the city beach. The city has good shopping possibilities, cafés, bars and restaurants of all kinds. From Berlin or Hamburg via the A12/A2, then take the A1 towards Gdynia and take the S6 exit Gdynia/Chwarzno and drive to Marina Gdynia.
Near the harbour is the market hall (Miejskie Hale Targow w Gdyni, Wójta Radtego 36) with fresh vegetables, fruits, fish and meat. Popular supermarket chains are located about 5 kilometres from the port.