One of Lima’s most legendary spots is a twenty minute car ride away from the skate plaza, in Larcomar, in front of the Marriot Miraflores Hotel on the Larco Ave. / Armendariz Ave. crossroads. You also have skateparks such as Miraflores Skatepark, near the Malecón de La Marina or the Converse Skatepark in the San Borja Sports Centre.
If you go further you’ll find Daytona Park, an abandoned theme park in the middle of Jockey Club. It’s on private property so be aware that you could get kicked out and the place is very dusty so take a brush, water, wax etc. with you. If you go by car, remember to park further away to be discreet. These are just a few examples of the possibilities in Lima, but speak to the locals and you will find out about many more places you can go to.
As a tourist, you can visit the Miraflores district where you’ll find many things to do and see – shopping centres, restaurants, amusement arcades etc. However, the most popular attraction is to go to the cliffs to enjoy the incredible sea views. The Plaza de Armas is in Lima’s Old Town, in the same place where the conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the city in 1553. You’ll find spectacular buildings like the Government Palace, the cathedral, la Casa del Oidor and the Arzobispal Palace. Other recommended places to visit are La Huaca Pucllana, the Magic Water Circuit, Barranco, El Olivar Park and Punta Hermosa Beach.