Sticks of rock, buckets and spades, fairground rides and colourful souvenirs - the British seaside holiday is alive and kicking and awaiting your visit!
Book car rental in Blackpool in advance and online to ensure you get the best possible price and then either pick up from the airport or downtown locations.
Hours of fun can be spent on the beach, but if you've had your fill of building sandcastles, a trip to the Pleasure Beach is a must on visits to Blackpool. Dare you brave the Pepsi Max 'Big One' and other white knuckle rides, or would you prefer to try the longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide at the Sandcastle Waterpark?
The Blackpool Tower is another fantastic day out. Housing no less than four attractions (the Blackpool Tower Eye and 4D Cinema, the Ballroom, the Dungeon and the Circus) you won't be short of things to do!
The Eye is particularly impressive, as after your ascent to the top by a lift, you have the option to go on the Skywalk which is made completely of glass and will reward you with phenomenal views of the town below. It is certainly not one for those who are scared of heights!
There is also a zoo, Madame Tussauds and Sealife Centre, and during late August and early November you can see the town lit up by the Blackpool Illuminations. Purchasing the Blackpool Resort Pass will save you money if you are planning to visit a number of attractions during your stay.
The nightlife is legendary in Blackpool and you will find plenty of bars, pubs and clubs in which to strut your stuff. There are also a number of shows you can book to enjoy entertainment in the evening.
Make the most of your stay with car hire; Blackpool has some great cities on its doorstep...
Liverpool is around 30 miles from Blackpool and a great city for a day out while visiting Blackpool. Here you can enjoy fantastic shopping in the Liverpool One shopping centre, as well as visiting iconic sights such as St Georges Hall, the Three Graces, the Albert Dock and the historic waterfront. Take a trip on the famous 'Ferry across the Mersey' and visit iconic music venues such as the Cavern Club where the Fab Four started their career. Indulge in culture at venues such as the Museum of Liverpool, International Slavery Museum and Tate Liverpool.
Slightly further afield is Manchester, and again here you can enjoy a great day out sightseeing. Visit the Museum of Science and Industry and Imperial War Museum to get your fix of culture, football fans can enjoy seeing the Old Trafford football ground, and if you're feeling sporty, a day out at the Chill Factore will be sure to get the adrenalin pumping! Here you can try out indoor skiing and snowboarding, and whether you're a complete novice or more experienced on the slopes, you're sure to enjoy a family day out here.