Summer is the best time to get out and about and visit new places under the sun, good times and good vibes are just around the corner. Manchester is full of so many amazing attractions to experience, are you planning to visit with the family, your friends or maybe a solo trip out? No matter what it is you choose, there will be plenty to do, from eating out to solving puzzles. 

Maybe you are visiting for the first time, planning a weekend getaway or even looking to relocate. Whatever your reason is to visit, there are many amazing places to stay, discover more today. 

For shopaholics 

If you’re a shopaholic, then you will be spoilt for choice for shops in Manchester with a wide range of clothes and accessories to suit all fashion tastes. Not to mention its famous hotspots, The Manchester Arndale Centre and Trafford Centre are a perfect day out during a rainy day.

For families

Manchester is a fantastic place to visit for all ages, young and old. For something a little different, why not spend the day in the fresh air with your family on a treasure hunt? Head off on a lovely walk around the city to solve clues and see some of the amazing quirks of Manchester. Either plan your own treasure hunt or follow a virtual guide for a fascinating adventure with a map to follow and puzzles to solve. 


There’s no better feeling than soaking up the sun whilst enjoying delicious food and drink, and Manchester is full of culinary delights that you can enjoy outside. From rooftop bars, to beer gardens and pubs by the canal, a meal out in Manchester is definitely a must this summer. Some of the best outdoor foodie havens include:

Football fans

This is one for the football fans, especially Manchester United supporters. Old Trafford is the largest club football stadium in the UK, with a seated capacity of 74,140. Walk through the players’ tunnel and stand beside the world famous football pitch. For their rivals, Manchester City’s football ground, The Etihad, also host stadium tours and make for an equally great day out.

Adventure lovers

Do you love adventure and thrill-seeking? There are many exciting activities and attractions in Manchester that you can visit to satisfy the cravings. I’m a celebrity… Jungle challenge is a new action-packed activity that will really test your limits, inspired by the ITV show. If summer isn’t really your thing, then the vertical chill ice wall might be more up your street. Be transported back to winter and climb up a real ice wall, using specialised equipment.

Music fanatics

Who doesn’t enjoy a drink in the sun, whilst dancing the night away and singing your heart out to your favourite tunes? There are many exciting festivals and music events to choose from this summer, including Sounds of the City, Manchester Reggae festival and The Summer of Love festival. 

No matter what you love to do, there is something for everyone in this vibrant city, from music to football, to food and walks. The summer is a great time to experience something new, so head to Manchester for a day full of fun. 


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