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Those that fancy a quick trip
away yet don’t quite have the time or money to venture to foreign shores
may be interested in going on a city break in the UK.

The UK is
home to an array of popular destinations, all of which boast different
attractions. With the Olympic Games set to kick-off in the capital, some
say that British pride is at an all time high and this means cities
across the entire length and breadth of the country are preparing to
receive more visitors than ever before.

Whether you intend to
book a surprise city break for a loved one or quite simply wish to
indulge in a little retail therapy with a few friends, UK city breaks are a fun and hassle-free holiday option.

In
order to source such a holiday, it is wise to shop around. There is an
array of travel operators, all of which boast the ability to provide
numerous travel options when it comes to UK city breaks. The
Co-operative travel is one such company worth using, especially if you
wish to embark on an easy-to-plan, short trip.

Why are city breaks popular?

City
breaks are a great alternative to a full week’s holiday and still allow
you to escape the toll of everyday life without necessarily having to
get on an aeroplane. The best thing about staying in the UK is the fact
you can drive straight to your destination, or get on a train from city
to city – sometimes within a few hours of leaving your door.

Whether
you are looking for culture, cafes or art, many cities across the UK
allow you to find something new and exciting. If you are more into your
history than your sunbathing, this makes a city break a no-brainer.

The
other factor is convenience around your work-life. Most people will
choose to leave either on Friday evening or early Saturday morning, with
the intention of returning late on Sunday evening. This allows them to
get the most out of their stay; it also allows them to be back in time
for work on Monday morning.

Selecting your city

The Co-operative travel website
offers an easy way to select your desired city break, which allows the
holidaymaker to effortlessly pick a destination. Once the destination
has been decided upon, you can then choose a hotel suitable to your
budget.

With so many tempting cities on offer, such as London,
Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle and more, it can sometimes be a little
difficult to settle on just the one. A great way to decide on both a
venue and a location is to look into any events that may be taking
place. Whether you are into live music, festivals, farmer’s markets or
club/restaurant openings, you’ll be able to fit plan your break around
something you enjoy.

UK city breaks certainly allow the
holidaymaker to explore somewhere different to home, yet somewhere that
isn’t too far away. They are ideal gifts for birthdays, anniversaries
and special occasions where you want to do something more than your
average present.

All you now need to do is count down the days until your next adventure begins!