Campinas is served by Viracopos International Airport (VCP) with direct flights from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando (MCO), USA, and Lisbon, Portugal.
International visitors can also benefit from São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), the main international airport in Brazil. Transfers from the airport to Campinas take about 1h30min.
TripAdvisor lists attractions and restaurants for the city of Campinas.
Av. Dr. Heitor Penteado, 1671 - 4.0 Km from SBAC Venue
Opening hours: 4:45am - 10pm (some of the attractions are available only on weekends)
The most famous park in the city, Portugal Park is located in East Campinas, Taquaral neighborhood.
More info (in Portuguese, includes map and pictures):http://www.campinasvirtual.com.br/galeria_taquaral.html
Rua Coronel Quirino, 02 - 11.6 Km from SBAC Venue
Near the city center, the Jequitibás Forest is one of the largest recreation areas in Campinas. The 100,000 squared meters area hosts a small zoo and the Natural History Museum.
Av. Luiz de Tella s/nº - 6.7 Km from SBAC Venue (Right next to the University of Campinas)
Opening hours: daily 6am-7pm
A 135,000 squared meters green space right next to the University of Campinas, where one can find a lake, walking and jogging track, and both native and exotic fauna.
R. Bernardino de Campos, 989 - 8.7 Km from SBAC Venue
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, 2pm-5:30pm
Born in Campinas, Antônio Carlos Gomes was the most important opera composer from Brazil. The museum exhibits some of his personal documents and objects. The same venue hosts art exhibitions.
More info (in Portuguese): http://ccla.org.br/museu-carlos-gomes/
Rua Estácio de Sá, 466 - 2.4 Km from SBAC Venue
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5pm – 9pm, Sat 9am – 7pm, Sun 7:30am - 6pm
This Catholic sanctuary dedicated to Virgin Mary, the “Undoer of Knots”, is open to visitation free-of-charge and masses are held everyday but Friday.
More info: http://maryundoerofknots.com/home.htm
Rua Jorge Figueiredo Corrêa, 1632 - 3.6 Km from SBAC Venue
The Institute offers free access to Art and Culture, hosting exhibitions, cinema sessions, music acts, and other related events.
More info (in Portuguese): http://www.institutocpfl.org.br/
The website campinas.com.br (in Portuguese – not related to SBAC) summarizes Whats’s On in Campinas.