If you wish to enjoy Quito's valleys, close to the city you will find San Rafael, with a pleasant climate and recreation centers. You can catch the bus that goes to this area on Avenida 12 de Octubre, in the central-north area close to the Swiss Hotel. Other important valleys are Tumbaco, in the northeastern area, where you will find fruit from the region, and Cumbayá, where you will find the amusement center Via Ventura. In the north, in Guayllabamba, you will find the zoo. You can take north-bound buses on Avenida 12 de Octubre.