A short city break somewhere new can be just as refreshing as a longer vacation. There is no excitement quite like the buzz of a new city filled with possibilities. Whether you are taking a solo trip, a girls or guys only weekend or are looking for a getaway with your sweetie, consider Glasgow for your next great escape. Scotland’s largest city, yes it is bigger than the capital city Edinburgh, has no shortage of entertainment options. It’s well connected public transit makes getting around the sights a breeze and with an abundance of hotels you can find a place to stay that suits your style and budget.
Live Music Scene
Glasgow clubs and venues have a reputation for showcasing the talents of undiscovered bands that later go on to be chart toppers while well known musicians are sad to love playing the former City of Culture due to the election and god natured atmosphere of the crowds. From intimate back rooms to stadium style tours there is a venue for all tastes. For the large scale concert you can book tickets months in advance but if you would prefer to play things by ear and leave it till the last minute to make liv music choice you will not be disappointed.
Museums to explore
Did you know that the eleven museums that are run by the city of Glasgow offer free admission?
Spend some time at the architectural marvel that is the Riverside Museum and take in everything from trams to super cars to tall ships, then head over to the People Palace; an interactive monument to the history of the people of Glasgow. The most popular museum and well known of the Glasgow museums is Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum which is home to an eclectic array of exhibits such a stormtrooper suit, samurai armour and a real Spitfire that hangs in the main gallery area. Famous works of art include the somewhat controversial St John on the Cross by Salvador Dali and La Faruk Madonna by Giuseppe Baldan. Get your hands dirty as you see science in action at the Glasgow Science Centre which has no shortage of hands-on exhibits and also offers stunning panoramic views of the city from the top of the Glasgow Tower.
If you do nothing else but stroll though the city landscape on your visit to Glasgow you will be in for an architectural feast for the eyes. The work of Charle Rennie Macintosh is scattered throughout the city in addition to many other beautiful buildings. When walking down Buchanan Street be sure to look up to the intricately carved gargoyle and roof lines that often go unnoticed. If you are in the mood for a longer walk take in the 20 different bridge that span the Clyde ranging from old stone to modern suspension bridges you will explore the many stages of Glasgows industrial history and present.
Good Food and drink
There is no shortage of places to find seeming to eat and perhaps wash it down with a cocktail or too! The West End’s Ashton Lane is a bespoke night time spot with multiple eaters and watering holes all centred on a picturesque cobble lanes or stop in at the Princes Square eateries for delicious food in equally delicious surroundings.