What to do in Windsor

You need a car or a bike and you may be wondering where you can rent one? I have two suggestions for you. You can rent a car from the "Enterprise" car rental company https://www.enterprise.de/de/home.html. You have to be at least 21 years old, but sometimes you can only get a car when you are 25 years old. If you are 21 years old and rent a car, you will actually have to pay a little more for insurance than people who are 25 years old.  Logically, you need a driver's license, which entitles you to drive a car in Canada. 

Alternatively, you can rent a bike at "Bike Windsor Essex", you can rent it hourly, daily or weekly https://bikewindsoressex.com/programs/bike-rental/. If you rent it weekly, check with the residence to see if and where you can store the bike.

Friday Night Lights by WindsorEats

Preparing for group bike ride

Before we left, we were given some instructions on how to behave in traffic.

Bike stop at "Walkerville Eatery"

In "Walkerville eatery" was our first stop of the evening.  We all had a drink here and sat outside in a cozy atmosphere and talked. After about 45 minutes we went on again.

Bike ride at night through the city and past Caesars Windsor.

On the way to our second stop we drove through the city and past Caesars Windsor.

Do you want to go for a cool ride by bike at night? Then you've come to the right place for the "Friday Night Lights" event https://www.windsoreats.com/categories/cycling-tours/
You'll meet up with all the participants at 400 Erie Street East, at 8pm and go until about midnight. During the four-hour ride, you'll stop at three different bars for a drink or a bite to eat. Between rides you will see some of Windsor at night. Many participants hang fairy lights or similar around their bikes which looks very cool at night. The whole thing is guided by guides, on my ride there were 5 guides and we were a very large group. 
The entrance fee is $6 with pre-registration or $10 with box office and also take some cash with you for the different bars. It was really indescribable and I would do it again anytime!

Sand Point Beach

Enjoy your day at Sand Point Beach

Sand Point Beach

Windsor has many parks that are perfect for a walk, picnic or bike ride. But what can you do away from them? What if you just want to relax and get some vacation vibes? Well, then I recommend Sand Point Beach. You can easily get there by car, there is public parking across the street from the beach. You can also take the bus, but you have to walk the last part (about 1km). By bus, you get on at the "Wyandotte / Sunset" stop right by the University of Windsor and get off at the "Riverdale / Cedarview" stop. One ride cost $3.15 and there is no refund, so you should have the bus money with you. 

At the beach there are several sunbathing areas and benches where you can spend the day relaxing. But take enough to drink and something to eat with you and don't forget the sunscreen because Windsor is a hot sunny place in the summer.
After the beach we went to eat at the "Harbour House Waterfront Eatery", because this restaurant was close to the bus stop. As you can guess, the restaurant is a bit more upscale and expensive, but for us it was more than okay because the food was really delicious, so it was worth the money.

English Conversation

If you are new to Windsor and want to connect and improve your English, then attend the "English Conversation" classes at Windsor Public Library (WPL). All classes are free of charge and require only a short registration by phone or email. These classes talk about everything. About music, movies, books, food, or your hobbies. It is the perfect way to start your new life abroad. One of the classes is always held on Wednesdays from 6-7pm at Windsor Public Library John Muir Branch, 363 Mill St, Windsor ON and it´s called "Talk English With Courtney and Zina!" The library is only about a 15-minute walk from the University of Windsor. 

There are other English classes as well, just check out the website and make up your own mind on the spot in one of the classes http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/W/WINDSOR/ekp.cfm?curOrg=Windsor.