Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Trip to Manchester
London is usually the preferred destination for many people who visit the UK. However, there are lots of other cities and interesting places to visit, such as Manchester in the north. Manchester is a very vibrant city which has lots of culture, amazing food, excitement, and something trendy happening all the time.
Manchester is best known for the two football giants Manchester City and Manchester United and is the third most popular destination in the UK. In this article, we will look at a few things you need to know to get the best experience when visiting the city.
Where to Stay
Most people travelling to and through Manchester choose to book a hotel or stay in an Airbnb. If you opt for the centre of the city, you will find that it is quite vast and has a lot to do. Staying in the centre of Manchester makes it easy to visit museums and other attractions.
If you are looking for something specific, you would be better served finding accommodation in other areas of the city. Those who are looking for shopping and dining options should choose accommodation in the Northern Quarter.
If you want to stay closer to the iconic Old Trafford Stadium, you will have to find somewhere to stay near the Quays. This is a bit further outside the city than downtown, but it is usually much cheaper here.
Salford is arguably the cheapest option as there are lots of affordable Airbnbs and hotels here. Do note that you will need to take a bus to drive to many of the attractions in the city if you stay here.
Finding accommodation in and around Manchester is not complicated because there are lots of Airbnb management Manchester companies that have great options available.
GuestReady, for example, has lots of properties available for both short and monthly stays. Because GuestReady handles Airbnb management in Manchester and other cities, they work with both guests and hosts to ensure everyone has a good experience. They manage properties on behalf of owners while also helping guests find accommodation in numerous major cities. They also list properties on multiple booking platforms to ensure high occupancy rates for property owners.
Best Time To Visit
Manchester has moderate weather throughout the year, but you will enjoy the weather more when you visit during the summer and early autumn. These are the best times to enjoy the Manchester outdoors.
We would advise that you visit during early autumn as doing so helps you avoid the tourists who visit the city during the summer. You will also experience shorter lines at popular attractions because fewer people are visiting at the time. Manchester is known as the ‘rainy city’, so make sure you bring a jacket and umbrella.
Places to Visit
Manchester has numerous attractions as we have mentioned above so you have lots of options to choose from. If you are planning a short stay, give yourself at least three days to see everything or most of what the city has to offer.
Also, remember to plan an itinerary so you do not miss anything you are interested in seeing. Start by visiting Heaton Park if you are looking for a vast space to enjoy the outdoors.
Albert Square is a popular attraction as it has numerous beautiful buildings. Manchester City Hall is also located here.
The John Rylands University has always been a popular attraction for those who want to read books they cannot find anywhere else. If you love reading, you might get lost exploring all the ones available here so remember to move along after an hour or two.
Do not forget to visit the Manchester Cathedral which was built in 1215. If you are fortunate enough, you might also get to watch a Manchester City or United game. Just ensure you source tickets online beforehand as they can be incredibly difficult and expensive to obtain, especially for a single game.
Finding Food and Drinks
There is no shortage of establishments selling foods and drinks in Manchester. The city’s food scene grows every year, and you will find cuisines from all over the world in the many eateries in the city.
You can find Middle Eastern, Italian, Indian and classic British dishes here — you only need to know where to look. Manchester is full of historic sports bars as well as smaller cocktail bars. If you want to have a pint in Manchester, you have to do so at a corner pub.
Find Taxi Service Beforehand
It is also a good idea to do some online research beforehand to find affordable taxis in the city. It can be costly trying to find a taxi when you need it as the city is quite busy. Pre-booking and securing a taxi beforehand will get you the best price.
Besides its association with football, Manchester is a vibrant city that provides a great experience for anyone who visits, stays, or passes through it. Just ensure you have a plan to ensure you get the most out of your trip to Manchester.