Enjoy a stay at a Best Western hotel in Blackpool and experience all this vibrant northern English seaside resort has to offer - its famous piers, theme park and beaches - plus an electric night-life and shopping too.
Blackpool is one of Britain's favourite seaside resorts, thanks to its sandy beaches, world-renowned piers, spectacular light show (The Blackpool Illuminations) and wealth of unique attractions. Visitors are sure to enjoy well-known points of interest such as Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the 518 foot Blackpool Tower and the lovely Blackpool Zoo. To top things off, this popular destination is just as celebrated for its nightlife. The cabaret show bar Funny Girls is one of the most popular venues in Blackpool, as visitors flood in from all over the UK to enjoy the burlesque and drag performances.
Plenty of charming Best Western hotels can be found in and around this quintessentially British seaside resort. Guests can choose between fine spots in Blackpool city centre and the surrounding locations of St. Anne’s, Southport, Wigan and Preston.
Blackpool – a towering pleasure
If you truly like to be beside the seaside, there’s only one place to tick off your Great British bucket (and spade) list.
From the moment you see Blackpool’s iconic tower you know you’ve arrived somewhere special; a place home to a nostalgic charm and long days full of fun, thrills and memories.
The quintessential seaside spot, Blackpool is built for pleasure – which can be seen in everything from its world-class theme park attractions to its pristine beach. Buy some candy floss or fish and chips, explore its rock pools, stroll its promenade, or simply lay back in a deckchair and soak it all in.
A trip up the famous Blackpool Tower sounds like a good start, complete with a grandstand view of all the attractions on offer. If you’ve got kids then the Pleasure Beach is a must, offering every type of ride, rollercoaster and fairground attraction they could possibly wish for. Blackpool Zoo’s also one of the very best in the country – a great spot to get up close and personal with a huge variety of animals.
But Blackpool’s not just for kids. It’s also a great break for adults and groups of friends with its exhilarating nightlife, distinctive cuisine and plenty to cater for those who don't want to party into the early hours.
Big-name artists come here all year round, so whether you’re into comedy, pop, light opera or more traditional entertainment, there’s always something up your street. Plan an off-season visit and bear witness to the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations, as Christmas comes early in grand style each and every year.
Thrill seekers, ramblers, gamblers and people who simply love traditional British culture – if you haven’t visited Blackpool yet, you simply haven’t enjoyed one of the best holiday destinations in Europe. Book a Best Western hotel and head for the Tower now.
Catch a breather in Stanley Park
If you’re by the sea, why would you want to visit a park, right? Well Stanley Park isn’t just any park, and actually offers a pretty convincing argument to take some time away from the beach.
Stanley Park is set amongst 390 acres jam-packed full of beautiful walks, cycle paths, interesting sights and things to do. Keen gardener? You’re going to love the huge collection of plants and flowers on display, while animal lovers will be in their element, enjoying regular encounters with the wildlife that thrives in this lush, coastal environment.
For those who simply like interesting things, you’ll discover a wide range of bridges, fountains, statues and even a good old-fashioned bandstand. Take a break from your tour around the gardens at the historic Art Deco café where you can enjoy a delicious meal or simply a cup of tea surrounded by idyllic views.
Fancy messing about on the water? Hire a pedal, rowing or electric boat for a leisurely tour of the lake, or if you're feeling a bit sportier there’s a pitch and putt and even a sports club. The award-winning Model Village too is a must-visit – you can even take a trip on the mini train if your legs need a rest.
If you can tear yourself away from the rollercoasters, Stanley Park’s well worth a day of your time.
Get into character at The Grand Theatre
It’s only fitting that a town so full of history, energy and atmosphere should have an auditorium to match, and in The Grand Theatre, Blackpool most certainly does.
With origins stretching back to the 1890s, The Grand has many stories to tell. Its first production was Hamlet and many famous performers have treaded its boards in the 125-years-plus since, with John Gielgud, Rex Harrison, Noel Coward and Alec Guinness just a few selected namedrops.
Like many theatres, The Grand struggled in the age of television and was almost turned into a department store in the 1970s, only to be famously saved by a legion of supporters and a willingness to introduce bingo (for which we remain thankful to this day).
Since then the venue’s gone from strength to strength, with regular restoration allowing the building to retain its classic condition while still offering the best in 21st-century comfort.
And even if the musical blockbusters, major national plays or ballet performances don’t float your boat, be sure to update your Instagram with a few photos of one the most magical theatres in Great Britain.