If you are looking for a less visited city in the United Kingdom, Manchester should be one of your top choices. This football loving, massive church building, park filled, historical city is a cornucopia of activities which will keep all types of travelers busy. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling solo, as a couple, with your family, or on business, you’ll be kept entertained by everything the city has to offer. Don’t be surprised if you never want to go home after a visit here.
Sports of Manchester
If you thought Manchester United was the only team in the city, think again. There are many semi-pro football teams in Manchester along with many other sports which the English love. There are football (American soccer) teams, rugby teams, swimming teams, cycling and many more. The events are held all around the city which means you’ll be able to get to them from any of the hotels in Manchester.
Museums of Manchester
Manchester has quite a few museums to help you explore the history of the city and all around the world. From the People’s History Museum, to the Manchester Jewish Museums, to the Museum of Science and Industry, you’ll never get bored or run out of things to learn about.
If you only have time for one museum, we suggest the Manchester Museum as it contains galleries of animal life, plant life, rocks, minerals and the prehistoric life in the area. There is even an aquarium if you want to explore marine life.
Churches of Manchester
The churches in Manchester give you a good insight into the history of the city. Manchester Cathedral is the most impressive specimen for you to explore with origins dating back to 700 AD or possibly further. The current building is massive, and has been lovingly restored. If you get a chance to tour around, try to pay attention to the details of the statues, artworks and architecture. Don’t forget to bring a camera so you can bring home reminders of all you’ve explored in the city.
Parks of Manchester
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll not be disappointed in the options Manchester has to offer. There are a variety of parks and playgrounds all around the city. If you want a bit more space, we suggest you head out of the city to Moses Gate Country Park. This 750 acre park is filled with space for you to run, jump, bike and play, depending on what you are looking for.
Chinatown in Manchester
A truly international city, there are many neighborhoods in Manchester. Our top pick is Chinatown as it is the second largest in the country and third largest in the continent. You’ll be able to kill two birds with one stone, by exploring the UK as well as getting a feel for the Far East. There are some good Chinese restaurants if you want to get really authentic.
The Manchester International Festival is a good option if you really want to explore the world without having to get on a plane.