England is home to one of the most expensive cities in the world. However, outside of London, travelers will find charming, quaint and less-expensive, but just as active towns to add to their agendas. Case and point: Manchester. Located approximately 200 miles northwest of London, the second-largest urban area in England has made a name for itself among England’s must-visit cities.
Kick off your day at Café Smithy, a classic English café with coffees and various breakfast pastries. Nab a breakfast for under $10.
To take in some of the city’s most pleasant scenery, rent a bicycle and navigate the paths along the Bridgewater Canal. Bike rentals start at $8 per hour for mountain bikes and $14 per hour for road bikes.
When lunchtime arrives, head out to Ramsbottom to visit Eagle and Child, a truly English eatery with small plates from $8, large plates from $16, pots and pies and English ale from the tap.
At dinner time, visit Curry Mile for a plethora of international cuisine options like Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and other Asian restaurants.
Tickets to see a Manchester United football match might be pricey, but catching a match at a local pub is free, not including the price of a pint, of course. Finding a pub that is airing the events on television will not be difficult; just make sure to root for the lads in red!
Escape with your gal pals to Hidden Leaf Baja in Todos Santos, Mexico. This luxurious, private oasis sits on two acres and consists of a main house and a casita. Nestled between ocean and mountains, it features a saltwater swimming pool with a swim-up bar, saltwater hot tub, fire pits, outdoor pavilion with a sitting and dining area, and a rooftop lounge to watch the sun rise above the mountains and set over the ocean.
Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.
Up Norway recently launched new trips geared toward solo travelers. Each journey may be tailored to the traveler’s needs and preferences. Guests receive a digital itinerary complete with all travel details, personalized recommendations and 24-hour direct chat access to the Up Norway team for any questions and requests.
Fairmont Century Plaza recently debuted Winter Swiss Chalets, transporting hotel guests and locals to the Alps as Los Angeles’ first après-ski dining experience. Three beautifully built, wooden Swiss chalets sit on The Bar’s outdoor patio.
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