The little ones will be captivated with the wonderful creatures residing at St. Ignatius Zoo.
It's just one of the many attractions that makes the city of Porto so popular.
Hotel options are a bit thin around St. Ignatius Zoo, but you can find 145 candidates within 6 miles (10 kilometers). The Yeatman Hotel and InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas are two establishments worth considering.
You won't have to max out your credit card when you stay at a modest hotel. There is a handful that are not too far away. A couple of favorites are the Hotel Seculo and the Hotel Estoril Porto.
If you want to indulge in the finer things, you'll find several high-end options that are just a short drive away. Rooms at the Pestana Palácio do Freixo - Pousada & National Monument and Pestana Vintage Porto - Hotel & World Heritage Site won't disappoint.
When you can't function without a piping hot cup of coffee, you can make your way to cafetaria Aleixo (Avenida Vasco da Gama 7220, Pedroso). If a sit-down meal is what you're searching for, you might like to try Restaurante A Taberninha (Rua 5 de Outubro 4047), just 0.1 miles (0.2 kilometers) away.