The word ‘Staycation’ may be a relatively recent addition to our modern day parlance but the concept is certainly not a new phenomenom. There are a number of destinations positioned around the UK that are ideal for those searching for a short hassle-free, relaxing few days to get away from the stresses and strains of modern life. Liverpool is a hugely popular place for party-goers, culture vultures, and sports fans to venture and the historic city still pulls in thousands of visitors each and every year with tourists flocking to Merseyside from far and wide.
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Staycations have increased by almost a quarter since the Brexit negotiations were passed in the UK, whilst visitors from further afield have remained steady, with many travellers opting to enjoy some of the gems situated within Great Britain – and Liverpool is high on many lists. The World Museum is a great place to start and is ideal for visitors of all ages. Exhibitions range from the big bang through to a detailed look at the terracotta warriors and there is plenty of information to absorb as well as a number of fun activities to keep younger minds occupied. The Albert Dock points heavily towards the city’s significant maritime history and caters for both naval enthusiats and those looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy something to eat and drink.
Sports fans have multiple options with Anfield and Goodison Park situated within a stones throw from one another with regular Premier League matches staged at both stadiums throughout the season. For the bigger matches, tickets must be purchased in advance, although Liverpool FC are planning on increasing their capacity in the future, which will be make it easier to secure entry on the day. Aintree Racecourse is also situated reasonably close to the centre and is just a 20 minute drive away. Regular meetings are held throughout the year with April’s Grand National meeting the showcase event on the calendar. Few experiences can match watching the iconic steeplechase from the grandstand and, for those who are looking to get a step ahead, Oddschecker details the latest free bets available on the Grand National, including a £20 risk fee bet from Paddy Power, which can be used on the four mile event.
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Liverpool is also a shoppers paradise with all major stores situated within the centre, whilst the spacious Echo Arena hosts a number of top artists on an almost nightly basis. Finally, you can’t visit the city without taking a magical mystery tour of the Cavern Club or enjoying the audio/visual experience served up by the Beatles Story providing numerous tales and facts on the Fab Four.
Visiting the City is a hugely enjoyable experience and it is advised to book at least a two night stay, which should allow enough time to cover the many delights that Liverpool has to offer. Whereever you may be travelling from and whatever type of trip you’re after, the city successfully caters for every kind of visitor.