Those with a head for heights can climb Blackpool Tower ...thankfully a lift does the hard work... and tentatively step out onto the glass-bottomed observation deck for spectacular views of the promenade, coast and the Lancashire countryside. Discover the Tower's history at the 4D Cinema that sits at the summit.
The Tower doesn't stop at the top: the Tower Ballroom is an institution. The interior is spectacularly kitsch but the ballroom still welcomes in thousands of visitors who whirl around the dance floor to the sounds of the Wurlitzer. Those with two left feet can watch from the sidelines - the upper -balconies are free to use.
The Blackpool Illuminations that light up the promenade are more than 100 years old and the big switch on for this epic spectacle attracts crowds of thousands.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has grown from a single ride in 1896 to more than 125 attractions today. There are thrilling white-knuckle and soak you to the skin rides such as Valhalla, The Big One and Ice Blast, leisurely cruises, an interactive maze and a huge Nickelodeon Land for youngsters.
Blackpool's Central Pier is a favourite of families and features a giant fair with the famous Big Wheel, waltzers and helter skelter. For sing-a-long fun head to the much-loved Kings and Queen show that takes place in the showbar throughout the year - you'll joining in with show-stopping hits from Elvis, Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury.
The North Pier, which struts out 400 metres into the Irish Sea, is much less frenetic that its Central neighbour and boasts amazing views of the town's promenade and illuminations. Head to the Carousel Bar and enjoy an afternoon tea in the conservatory or the open air Victorian Sun-Lounge, where a vocalist sings golden-era Swing hits in the afternoons.
Don't forget that Blackpool is a great seaside destination and the sandy beach stretches for miles. We recommend hiring out one of the traditional striped deckchairs and enjoying some relaxing ‘me time'.