Organising a city break is fairly simple; once you have chosen the destination, it doesn’t take long to actually book it. However, planning what you wish to do once you are there can take a little more thought and consideration – not only because of the huge amount of choice on offer but also because you will want to make the most out of your time away from home, too.
In 2005, the Irish city of Cork was named a Capital of Culture, and while that was nine years ago now, the cultural offerings that the city provide are still second to none. Cork oozes energy and fun, and with the natural beauty of the unsullied countryside on its doorstep, it makes a perfect setting for a mini-break. Book into one of Cork’s Travelodges and take a look at these five activities that could make their way into your busy itinerary.
Catch a Festival
Cork is renowned for boasting a hectic festival schedule, with various events hosted throughout the year. Whether it’s film, folk, jazz or the arts, Cork has a well-established programme for you to sink your teeth into.
Treat your Tastebuds
Perfect for foodies, Cork is a melting pot of culinary talent, with various diverse restaurants scattered across the city. The Ivory Tower’s gastronomic delights come highly recommended.
Kayak on the River
Kayaking is a great way to enjoy the serenity of the River Lee, or you could head out to sea for a moonlit sea safari trip if you wish!
Explore Mizen Head
Perfect if you’re the outdoorsy type, Mizen Head can be found at the most south-westerly point of County Cork and from here, you’ll feel like you’re standing at the end of the earth.
The city is also packed with some great venues for after-hours partying. Bars, comedy clubs, late night boozers – you name it, Cork has it; perfect for a night on the tiles!
It’s nigh on impossible to narrow down the wide range of things that you can do in Cork to a meagre five. If these ideas don’t inspire you, make sure you check out the Cork tourist websites for more ideas and fill your itinerary to ensure an unforgettable stay in southwest Ireland.