Gençlik Parkı

Park in Ankara

The biggest afternoon out for Ankara families is the Gençlik Parkı, in the heart of the city. It's a classic Middle Eastern–style park with several pleasant çay bahçesi (tea gardens; single women should go for those with the word aile, or 'family', in their name), lots of water fountains lit in garish colours, and a few plastic (obviously) dinosaurs. The Luna Park funfair provides amusement for children and, thanks to a few terrifying-looking rides, cheap thrills for teenagers.