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City break in York. Active leisure ideas for York - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Cliffords Tower, York York will surprise its guests not only by beautiful historic buildings, but also by a rich choice of beautiful parks. The city literally dives in greenery. Here tourists will find both extensive parkland areas perfect for picnic, scenic landscapes ideal for walking, and even special amusement parks for families with children. The travellers who want to escape from the city and enjoy privacy are recommended to visit Rowntree Park that is located close to the center of York. Dean's Park will definitely impress its visitors with its beautiful and original design. During warm months the park is decorated with fragrant floral arrangements.
York will delight travelers with children with a wide selection of water parks and entertainment centers, interesting museums and attractions. One of the most original amusement parks not … Open
Deep Sea Den Park is a great choice for holiday of families with children. In this park visitors will find playgrounds and attractions for every taste. Fans of active rest simply cannot neglect to visit Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playsite Park that also provides its visitors with a huge choice of various rides and carousels. There is a great water park in the city - Water World. The park entertains its visitors all day long. In Water World visitors will find slides and pools, play areas for children of all ages and even a terrace for relaxation. Needless to say, there are numerous restaurants that offer various attractive dishes.
The list of popular entertainment centers worth visiting would be incomplete without The Wacky Warehouse that has become the favorite place of rest among both residents and tourists. Fans of golf will certainly never get bored in York as there’s definitely suitable entertainment for them. Golf Club Fulford Golf Club is the favorite place of all fans of this high-end sport. The club is interesting to visit for both beginners and experienced athletes. Bishopthorpe Tennis Club is one of the most famous tennis clubs of the city. Its visitors can not only enjoy their favorite game, but also relax in the cozy cafe and try signature delicacies. Copyright
In York tourists will find approximately three hundreds of restaurants, bars and cafes that provide food of different culinary trends. Selecting the best restaurants among them is not easy, … Open
York is home to numerous night clubs and bars, each of which tries to attract guests with original food and entertainment. The design of The Black Swan Club is reminiscent of a classic pub. However, in addition to excellent beer and exotic cocktails The Black Swan offers to its guests a perfectly matched music program. The Last Drop Inn night club is located near the center of the city. The club will surprise its guests with a huge choice of various drinks at the bar, attractive design and original theme parties. If shopping is your primarily aim, do not forget to visit Mulberry Hall shopping mall. In addition to supermarkets, boutiques and souvenir shops the territory of the mall is the location of several famous restaurants.
York: Station Hotel Vacationers interested in boosting their adrenaline level as much as possible will be excited to visit Wired High Ropes Challenge. It is an excellent place to test own strength and dexterity by taking a rope challenge. Car racing is also very popular in the region. Local people and tourists prefer to book tours by Everyman Racing and Driver Skills Experience for this purpose. Unforgettable memories and a burst of adrenaline are guaranteed. The York Dungeon is another great destination for all fans of thrilling activities. It is an excellent choice for an active day out. Here, tourists will learn many interesting facts about the events that happened in Great Britain (not all of these facts are pleasant) and participate in theatrical performances.
York is famous for its magnificent festivals and national holidays. There are more than fifty of them during a year. Among these national celebrations tourists will find both quite young … Open
Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park is a fabulous destination for travelers who like nature. At this park, it is possible to see monkeys, raccoons, kangaroos, armadillos, and turtles. During a vacation in York, tourists may also find it exciting to visit local artisan shops and learn new crafts at York Cookery School or Bish Bash Pot. To enjoy entertaining activities and learn more about the culture of the region, visit Martial Machinations. This company offers everyone to turn into a medieval knight and get the basics of European martial arts. Children are particularly fond of this venue and will be fascinated to visit it again and again. Fans of spectacular events will find it very interesting to visit York Racecourse and enjoy unforgettable shows where horses are the main actors.
York Minster Gamblers will not feel forgotten in York. For their service, Mecca Bingo offers a range of slot machines. In York, there are also clubs that offers such popular entertainment as escape quests. For example, at GR8escape York, visitors can try to become spies, thieves, adventurers hunting a treasure, or even astronauts who need to participate in an important mission and save humanity. “Can You Escape?” is one more popular center that offers several interesting rooms for its clients. All visitors will definitely enjoy a quest where they will turn into superheroes. Energi Trampoline Park York is the best destination for everyone who wants to jump on various trampolines. Finally, it is hard to think of a better destination for all fans of rock climbing than The Red Goat Climbing Wall. The last but not the least, consider visiting Bubble Football & Activities – one of the best places to cheer up in York.
York is one of the few cities in the UK that has managed to preserve its unique medieval atmosphere. This is one of the most picturesque cities in the country and so it is distinguished by a … Open
There are many bars and restaurants in the city that are great for spending time alone or together with friends. Here are some of them. The Blue Bell has a wonderful choice of beer that will please even experts, and Kennedy's Bar and Restaurant specializes in mixing cocktails. Everyone, who wishes to spend an evening full of jokes and laughter, is welcome to visit Laugh Out Loud bar that hosts performances of stand-up artists. York Tap and The Golden Fleece Inn are also great choices for a night out. After a day full of action, it is so pleasant to relax in a spa salon. Such spas as Gloots Massage Therapy and 5 Senses Spa offer a broad range of treatments and remain among the most popular centers of this type in York.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in York and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in York

"Club Row" (27th Street)
Where: West 27th Street, York;
Pink Pony
Where: 176 Ludlow, York; Telephone: +1 (212) 253-1922; More info: (btw houston and stanton);
Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack
Where: 1644 3rd Ave at 92nd Street, York; Telephone: +1 (212) 426-2020;
Michael Jordan’s The Steakhouse
Where: 23 Vanderbilt Ave, York; More info: Inside grand central station;
Sunburnt Cow
Where: 137 Avenue C, York; Telephone: +1 (212) 529-0005; More info: (btw eighth and ninth aves);
The Coffee Shop
Where: 29 Union Sq. West at 16th Street, York; Telephone: +1 (212) 243-7969;
Where: 145 Avenue C at 9th Street, York; Telephone: +1 (212) 505-6559;
Where: 18 Little West 12th Street, York; Telephone: +1 (212) 645-5700; More info: Between 9th avenue and washington street;
Bowery Ballroom
Where: 6 Delancey St, York; Telephone: +1 (212) 533-2111; More info: (btw bowery and chrystie streets);
Where: 204 Varick Street at West Houston, York; Telephone: +1 (212) 243-4940;
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National and city parks around York
♥   Regional Park 'Stones Country' , 51.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near York
♥   Amusement park 'Flamingo Land Resort' , 33.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Diggerland' , 33.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Lightwater Valley' , 40 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Sundown Adventure Land' , 74.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Gulliver’s Kingdom' , 98.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around York
♥   Water park 'Calypso Cove at the Barnsley Metrodome' Barnsley, South Yorkshire, 51.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Scarborough Alpamare Water Park' Scarborough, North Yorkshire, 57.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Wet N Wild' North Shields, Tyne and Wear, 117.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Alton Towers Waterpark' Staffordshire, 120.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Water World' Stoke-on-Trent, 127.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in York
♥   Restaurant 'The Park' York. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Alice Hawthorn Inn' Nun Monkton. Type - Modern cuisine. 11.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Dawnay Arms' Newton-on-Ouse. Type - Modern British. 12.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Durham Ox' Crayke. Type - Traditional British. 19.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Crown and Cushion' Welburn. Type - Classic cuisine. 20 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in York - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in York - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in York?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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