how to spend an evening in Da Nang, Vietnam

If you're visiting Hoi An and arriving via airplane, you'll be coming from Da Nang. The city itself has a lot to offer in terms of sights to be seen and food to be tasted. However, you could say…well…it's lacking the energy and spirit of its little neighbour Hoi An. That aside, Da Nang has lots to see and do including rooftop pools and delicious eateries.

I spent a wonderful afternoon in Da Nang on my latest trip to Vietnam with three girlfriends {all total badasses in their own right} and I'm here to share how we spent our little mini-day in Da Nang. 

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GETTING FROM HOI AN TO DA NANG //

Groups: Since there were four of us, we opted to spit a Grab taxi. Grab is a free phone app similar to Uber or Lyft that allows you to book a cheaper ride. I used this first traveling around Myanmar and it remains a must-have app for anyone traveling around Southeast Asia. 

Solo travelers: If you are traveling solo, book a Grab motorbike! This is easily the cheapest option available and helmets are {almost} always provided. 

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COFFEE AT WANDERLUST COFEE + COCKTAIL BAR //

Wanderlust Coffee + Cocktail Bar is a little cafe with big flair! Their coconut coffee came highly recommended by Lola, so obviously I tried. The gray pot of espresso which you pour over the coconut milk served with a bamboo straw was the best coconut coffee I've had on any trip anywhere in Vietnam.  

Wanderlust Coffee + Cocktail Bar can be found here

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SWIM AT A ROOFTOP POOL //

There are multiple rooftop pools to choose from in Da Nang. My friends and I went to the Adamo Hotel and got free access to their rooftop pool. Most of us had stuck to swimming in the sea during our time in Vietnam, so a pool on the roof of a hotel with views of the sun setting over the city felt like a different kind of luxury ending to the day. 

The Adamo Hotel rooftop pool can be found here

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DINNER AT PIZZA 4P's //

I try to eat vegan as much as possible, but I had never tried burrata cheese before and my foodie-friend, Rose, had told me how good the pizza was at Pizza 4P's. The pizza was large enough that it could have easily been split between two people, however, we each ordered our own. #treatyoself

The pizza at 4P's was as delicious as pizza I've had in Italy {and honestly just as expensive}.  You could eat for a week in Vietnam for the cost of the pizza, but it was filling enough I probably didn't need to eat for a week after devouring it. There are vegetarian options available at the restaurant as well as salads and wine. 

Pizza 4P's can be found here. 

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There's plenty more to see and do in Da Nang, and someday {soon} I'll be back to check it all out more thoroughly-- the benefit of slower travel! Until then, I'm happy to have spent an evening in the city having good conversation with great women. 

What are your favourite things to do in Da Nang?