Bristol is becoming a major tourist destination and the English seaside city is pretty spectacular. Walking along the picturesque streets and on the promenade with views of the Bristol skyline are wonderful ways to spend the day. The boardwalk along the south bank of the River Avon is a great place to admire the city’s colourful boats and also to see the wild ponies in the countryside. It’s a bit steep but well worth it for the scenic boardwalk.
If you have a trip to the seaside in mind for summer 2021, this is a great place to start planning your trip. There are a bunch of great hotels around the city’s port area including Marlowe and Bristol Riverside, both close to the waterfront. Bristol Old Port’s buzz is growing fast with the addition of more restaurants, shops and entertainment. Clifton offers some great family accommodation in serviced apartments, some of which come with a hint of luxury at a great price, nevertheless.
Summer Specials and Events
Summer is officially underway so this is a good time to get out and enjoy all the activities you have put on the back burner during the long winter months. Go fishing, take a dip in the sea, rent a paddleboard and rent a boat. Enjoy some ice cream on the boardwalk and pop into some of the local pubs and restaurants to have a pint and watch the sun go down on a Friday night. With lots of great events planned for the summer, there is plenty to do with or without a summer special.
Local Ice Cream Days and Summer Specials
You can enjoy free ice cream on the boardwalk every Sunday between March and August in Bristol, England. All you need to do is buy a summer drink and then get a free ice cream on top. Each Sunday you can expect some new flavours. Some of the specials include strawberries and cream, red velvet and lime sherbet. For an even more memorable taste of summer, grab a fish and chip supper, enjoy live music or take a picnic and enjoy the fresh air on the boardwalk.
Flat Iron Day, Bristol
If you are visiting the town during the summer, make sure to visit Flat Iron Day on the 20th of June. This is a great event that’s celebrated with a range of cultural activities on the Flat Iron Site. It’s a great place to have lunch or visit a historic museum in the afternoon. It’s a great way to celebrate the people of Bristol, their history and their culture. Admission is free and you don’t need to buy anything for admission. It’s a good chance to spend an afternoon enjoying the culture, history and natural beauty of Bristol.
Rivers and Bridges in Bristol
The area around Bristol is home to some beautiful bridges, including the scenic Victorian bridge over the River Avon which crosses from Bristol to Avonmouth in the southwest of the city. There is also the Paddington Bridge which is part of the busy A41 and is the main transport link from the airport to the city centre.
It has now been converted into a pedestrian-only area and is surrounded by shops and restaurants. For a more scenic trip, take a river cruise around Bristol’s waterways. There are plenty of tour boats that run throughout the year, including a beautiful river cruise from Bristol to Chewton Mendip in the south of the city. All these are perfect to enjoy from your family accommodation.
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