Not to be mistaken with New York of the USA – York is one of the most beautiful and historical cities to visit in the UK is York. York has something for everyone, with interesting activities like shopping, museums, awesome eateries and an amazing nightlife. York is a perfect city for a day trip or a weekend break. After visiting York many times this is my list of favourite things to do in York.
Afternoon tea is a must when visiting York; it is the first thing my friends plan when we have decided to visit York. A favourite spot for Afternoon Tea is Betty’s Tea Room. At Betty’s Tea Room you will experience an exquisite English Afternoon Tea of elegant sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, a selection of cakes and a pot of tea or coffee. There are other venues which also serve Afternoon Tea in York, with options to suit all budgets.
Shopping is another must when visiting York. York is brilliant for shopping as there is a huge variety of shops. If you are after some designer delights from designers like Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood or Alexander McQueen you can visit Van Mildert. If you are thrifty but still like your designer handbags and shoes, York has the amazing York Designer Outlet, which is only a 10 minute drive from the City Centre and has plenty of transport options. York is also great if you like shopping in independent and vintage shops. Bowler Vintage, situated at 52 Fossgate, is great for cute and quirky finds.
York’s Chocolate Story
Within the walls of York’s Chocolate Story you will learn about the amazing chocolate families that have come from York. You will have so much fun throughout this guided tour of chocolate history and you will sample many chocolately treats. After you have learnt the secrets and chocolately treats you can indulge yourself in the cafe and gift shop. You can try the delicious hot chocolate that comes in many flavours including white, lemon and strawberry and treat yourself o the homemade brownies.
Cocktail Master Class
This is a great experience, especially if you are staying overnight, and many venues offer cocktail making classes. Bars like Revolution, Allbarone, Kuda Bar and Club and even the Grand Hotel and Spa all offer cocktail making classes. You would need to pre book a class for your trip to York but you will have so much fun learning to mix your favourite cocktails and laughing with your friends.
Spa days are the perfect treat to yourself after you are all shopped and partied out. When you need to relax, chill or recuperate a lovely spa to visit is The Spa at The Grand Hotel. You can recharge your batteries within the luxurious surroundings the spa is set within whilst pampering yourself with as many treatments as you like.
Hopefully my list of favourite things to do in York has given you some ideas for when you are planning your visit to York.