Glasgow stands as an important tourist destination
There are many things that make this awesome city stand out. Friendly people, modern and historical attraction blends, a stunning cityscape and a plethora of activities designed to entertain tourists of the city centre await travellers. Before tourists arrive into the city though, there are plenty of questions that should be discussed and understood before flying.
Are there are festivals found in the city centre?
Festivals found in the city centre attract many thousands of international and domestic travellers to the central streets and parks of Glasgow. The Glasgow International Jazz Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, West End Festival and the Glasgow International Comedy Festival are just some of the main events held within the city's event calendar each year.
What about parks?
Parks are found in and around the city centre, making it possible for tourists and locals to find a quiet space of green to relax. However, sometimes a few parks play host to festivals and concerts like those above, making them 'not so relaxing'! The most popular park within the city centre is the Glasgow Green. It is literally found on the southeastern edge of the downtown area, and constantly welcomes thousands of visitors a day. On the other side of the city centre is Kelvingrove Park.
Are there any places for children?
Well, the parks mentioned above are great places to take children for a few hours. However, there is another located in the city centre that is guaranteed to enthrall children and even adults too. It is the Science Museum, which is home to so many magnificent, hands on activities for patrons to explore.
Is shopping popular or even possible?
Glasgow's shopping scene is among the United Kingdom's best. Many argue that shopping in Glasgow is only behind London's shopping scene, but is continually on the rise. So...who knows what may happen in the future? The Golden Z shopping district, which is found close to Queen Street Railway Station, is the main shopping area in the city. It is filled with expensive, up-market retail stores and restaurants. The Buchanan Galleries is one of the most expensive stretch of retail space on the planet.
What's the best way to see the city centre?
The centre of the city is a grid, therefore getting around the central district by bike tours are quite easy. However, touring the centre is most efficiently done by bus tour, where stops at popular sites are made and information is provided for tourists.
What can tourists do at night?
Young tourists, and those older travellers who still have some kick in their step for clubbing after sightseeing can find plenty of local night spots. These are great places to dance the night away or simply drink and listen to deafening music. Nevertheless, this isn't the be all end all of Glasgow's night life. Quieter nights are found at one of the local pubs along the streets of the city centre. The best part about them is the social atmosphere that goes inside. The locals know how to have a pint and spin a yarn or two. They can literally talk about anything and have fun doing so!