Thursday, 13 August 2015

My Top Tips for a Holiday in the Vegas of England - Blackpool!

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What do you mean you’ve never been to Blackpool?! It’s supposedly the Las Vegas of England, and you can’t get a better accolade than that. Over the last few years, this coastal resort has been suffering. But now, tourists are remembering what it was they loved about the area. People are flocking back and for good reason. Over twelve million people visited last year, making it the number one holiday destination in the UK. If you’ve never been, I’m about to show you what you’re missing. Here are my top tips for Blackpool.

Book Early
As it’s such a popular holiday destination, it’s a good idea to try and book your accommodation early. Around three months in advance is advised, if you want to get the best deals on room rates. Make sure you read through all of the reviews for any hotels you’re looking at. While some may have some great rates, they may be cheap for a reason. Weigh up whether you’d rather spend a little bit more for some extra luxury. Or, whether you’re happy to slum it. One more thing, check the location of your hotel. The closer you get to the beach, the more expensive it’s going to be. However, some are so far away you’d need a bus to get there!

Things to See and Do
Once you’ve booked your Blackpool accommodation up, it’s time to make a list of the things you want to see and do. This is the perfect holiday destination for a broad range of people. Families can have as much fun here as a group of friends on a hen do. Who needs to go to Tenerife when Blackpool is on your doorstep?! Here are some of my top picks for things to see and do:
  • Blackpool Tower - Of course, the most popular attraction in the town! You have to go to the top of the tower and see what Blackpool looks like from high above. The only downside is that it can get busy during peak season.
  • Pleasure Beach - It’s one of the largest funfairs in Britain, with a whole ton of rides and amusements. It’s not just for the kids, adults will have a lot of fun here as well.
  • See a Show - You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the number of theatres in Blackpool. The Grand Theatre is a beautiful place to watch a show if you get the chance.

Eating and Drinking
It’s far cheaper to eat and drink in Blackpool than most other popular holiday destinations. In fact, it’s about half the price of London! It’s probably why you get so many groups of friends heading to this seaside resort. If you can’t find where to eat in Blackpool, then you’re probably not looking hard enough. There are literally dozens of incredible restaurants all through the town. Some of the best will be located in prime positions, such as by the piers. Bars and clubs can be found all around the main town centre as well. If you fancy a night out, you won’t be disappointed.

You’re now all set for your trip to the Vegas of England. Okay, so there may be fewer dancing girls and casinos, but Blackpool is still a thrill ride. Enjoy!

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