Blackpool has its Golden Mile, piers, amusement arcades, fish and chips, pubs and bingo halls and maybe it is the place for you. There are approximately seven miles of sandy beach and there are plenty of hotels, guest houses and B&B’s for you to choose from. Blackpool gives you traditional British holiday entertainment and there is plenty of choice.
The electric trams travel up and down between the piers and on to the Pleasure Beach and they are relatively inexpensive. The Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a major tourist attraction for holidaymakers and it is open from March to early November however opening hours do vary depending on the time of year.
Here you will find plenty to keep the family occupied there is the wooden rollercoaster plus a wide selection of white knuckle rides and many other attractions to suit most age groups while on holiday.
Just outside the Pleasure Beach you can catch a tram a stop off at the Central Pier and see the 108ft Big Wheel across the road you will find the Sea-Life Centre which is well worth a visit.
The cast-iron piers are covered with amusements and arcades there is plenty to keep you occupied day and night. Blackpool Tower stands at 518ft and was erected in 1894 you can ride up to the top and see the stunning view.
Nightlife can be late and loud there are plenty of bars with entertainment and clubs to enjoy. There are live stage shows, musicals and comedy throughout the season staged at the Winter Gardens, The Opera House and the Grand Theatre and is usually family orientated. Also some of the hotels put on live entertainment for their guests to enjoy.
From the beginning of September to early November it is well worth a visit to Blackpool to see the illuminations over half a million bulbs are used to create the displays children and adults alike enjoy the experience.
There are plenty of long stay car parks in and around Blackpool there is also an airport about 2 miles from the centre, Blackpool’s main railway station is Blackpool South.
There are plans in the future to build some ‘Las Vegas style’ casinos and entertainment complexes thus extending Blackpool’s holiday resort attractions further.