You are free to pay with either your credit card or cash in shops, restaurants, gas stations and hotels. Credit cards may not be accepted in some small shops that are located far from the city center.
The majority of popular restaurants and bars can be found in the port area. These dining facilities are distinguished not only by a rich selection of delicious dishes, but also by very high prices. Tourists who want to save money on food should pay attention to numerous pubs of Bristol. Good budget restaurants can be also found in remote areas of the city.
Gourmet travelers should definitely not forget to visit Market St Nicholas Market, where they can purchase rare delicacies and spices. The market is also the location of several exotic restaurants.
Each year Bristol hosts several major festivals, during which the entertainment program is particularly interesting. The most interesting festivals held in the city are Festival of Theatre Art and Balloon Fiesta, which are conducted in August.
Tourists should keep in mind that tourist groups are eligible to big discounts in many museums and theaters of the city, so visitors are recommended to visit them in a big company.