There hasn’t been a lot going on at the rowing stadium on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas for quite some time. Architect Vincente Giffoni revived it with a redesign that turned it into a modern recreation park with culture and food. A feel-good spot that utilizes the location’s assets: sunlight and a wide view. The restaurants here—Gula Gula, Quadrifólio, Pax Delícia, and Giuseppe Gril Mar—serve diverse cuisines. If you’re looking for drinks, head to the bar San Remo, for concerts, theater, and exhibitions go to Miranda.