Coventry benefits from excellent transport links, with the M6, M1, M42 and M69 all running through the area...
For those just arriving from other destinations, why not take some time to explore Coventry itself? Easily accessible by car, Coventry city centre is home to many popular attractions. One of the first places you should visit is St Michael's Cathedral, built in the 14th century and boasting the third tallest cathedral spire in Europe.
After some great photo opportunities, history buffs will enjoy a stroll around Coventry Transport Museum, home to the largest collection of UK-manufactured vehicles in the world. Or why not explore the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum? Admission is free. Medieval Spon Street is not to be missed and here you'll find dozens of restaurants, shops and pubs operating from traditional 12th-century buildings.
Outside the city, the Midlands is full of towns and cities to visit and there are many museums and stately homes to see...
Further afield, Coventry is close to the town of Warwick, home to the renowned Warwick Castle. The castle hosts family fun days all year round, with shows, jousting and other live entertainment providing a great day out. If one castle isn't enough, nearby is easily accessible from the motorway. You'll find a whole host of independent shops here, so it's the perfect destination for some retail therapy. Don't overlook the town's historic attractions Kenilworth Castle and Abbey Fields are both worth seeing, with the latter housing the remains of a historic abbey.
Heading to this part of England means you're most definitely in Shakespeare country and with Stratford upon Avon right on your doorstep, a visit is practically mandatory. Coventry car hire gives you the freedom to explore the area and with Stratford upon Avon just a short drive away up the A46 and plenty of options available for parking in the town, getting there couldn't be easier. Take a sightseeing open-air bus tour and take in the main attractions, from Shakespeare's birthplace to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (home to the RSC) and Anne Hathaway's House. Whether you choose to see a show or simply take a tour, you'll enjoy the beautiful riverside setting of the theatre. Park your car and set sail on a river cruise. You'll find plenty of options to choose from, from family-friendly sightseeing cruises to cream-tea afternoon trips.
After a busy day exploring Stratford upon Avon, why not head back to your hotel in Coventry? Or if you're in the mood for yet another show, the Belgrade Theatre in the city centre is the perfect destination, with a regularly changing programme that includes musicals, comedy and drama. After a great night's sleep, you'll be ready to drive back into the city. Why not follow the route taken by Lady Godiva as she rode naked through the streets of the city in the 11th century, protesting against the tax her husband imposed? Parking in Coventry is easy and there is a range of options to choose from, so heading into the city for some shopping is a great way to spend the day. The Precinct Shopping Centre features all the high-street brands you know and love, from Boots to Argos and Dorothy Perkins. Why not go for a stroll in the newly pedestrianised Broadgate area, where you can see a statue of Lady Godiva herself?
With Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham all on your doorstep, you'll find plenty of things to see and do during your break in this picturesque part of England.