With the New Year on its way, many of us are making new resolutions to get out more in 2013 and explore everything that the UK has to offer.
And it is especially nice to be able to do this with someone. So, where can you can your significant other head off to in the next 12 months? All you need is a few helpful suggestions for things for couples to do in the UK and away you go!
Plan a spa break
You men may think that spas and beauty treatments are exclusively for women but you’d be wrong. Many spas now cater for male guests and there are a number of beneficial treatments you can try together. Why not get a relaxing join massage and unwind in each other’s company. Or take to the Jacuzzi and melt away all your week-day stress. Many spas are also hotels so you can book accommodation and dinner as well.
When it comes to getting away from it all with someone you love, you don’t have to travel far. There are plenty of destinations within the UK that are perfect for a romantic weekend away. Edinburgh has a rich culture and heritage and some of the country’s best restaurants and bars to enjoy. Brighton has the added bonus of being near the coast and so makes the perfect summer spot. A city break is the perfect destination for those looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of daily life but still want things to keep them entertained.
There are many places to explore the UK’s diverse history across the country, and some of the most well-known and informative can be found in London. The Natural History Museum is ideal for couples who are looking to delve into the past together, while the Tate Modern offers a touch of refinement and artistic expression to your trip. There are also many great tourist spots to explore, such as Piccadilly Circus, the Sherlock Holmes Museum and the Tower of London.
Curl up at home
This may sound like a cop-out but how many of us actually spend a whole weekend curled up at home in front of the fire without ending up doing something grown-up and responsible, like tidying, cleaning or household odd-jobs? The answer is, not many so why not take this opportunity to regress back to your teenage years and simply veg out. Get some favourite films together, splash out on a takeaway and stay in your pyjamas from Friday night until Monday morning if you fancy it!
The Great Outdoors
After spending five days a week coping up in an office or shop from 9am until 5pm, you may be feeling sluggish and lethargic when the weekend rolls around. It can be tempting to stay in bed all weekend (see tip number 4!) but if you feel like getting a spring back in your step, why not venture into the great unknown and explore the UK countryside. From Snowdonia to Scarborough, there are some wonderful walks and hikes to enjoy across the country and all you need is a pair of boots, a map and your significant someone to hold your hand.