For a long weekend or fabulous staycation, this fun destination has plenty to offer. Well-maintained beaches are perfect for picnics or building sandcastles or you can take a dip in the sea at the home of the British seaside holiday. The largest theatre in the country, the Opera House, is a breathtaking venue attracting global musical stars. Marvel at the architecture of the Winter Gardens, be amazed at the Ripley's Believe It Or Not exhibition or visit the great and famous at Madame Tussauds. There is plenty of evening entertainment, from cabaret shows to bustling nightclubs. The city's most famous attraction is undoubtedly the Tower, with its sumptuous grand ballroom and thrilling circus. Enjoy the spectacular Illuminations, a sight that impresses over three million visitors every year, or try over 125 rides at Blackpool's famous Pleasure Beach. The beautiful Stanley Park is a vast green oasis packed with fountains and woodlands.
There is a huge choice of accommodation to suit your every requirement. Over three hundred hotels, bed and breakfasts or guest houses ensure you will be taken care of wherever you stay. From five-star luxury hotels with a range of amenities to family-run hotels that are great value, there is something to fit every budget. Whether it's a family sea-side holiday or a weekend break with friends, the huge choice of hotels will cater to every need, with most being within a short distance from all off the main attractions this resort has to offer.
The city is renowned for its fresh air and encourages visitors to come without the car, although there are several car parks right in the centre. It's relatively small and easy to navigate and walking and cycling are popular ways of getting around. There are plenty of buses but for a real holiday experience, travel on one of the city's famous trams.