Planning a trip to Belfast? There are a few things you’ll need to figure out before that becomes a reality. Get too drunk and you’ll have a hard time finding your way around. Too often people are overwhelmed by the task of planning a trip.
Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland, so there is plenty to do before you embark upon its lovely landscape. There are five key factors to consider when planning for your trip: weather, transportation, site-seeing, food, and shelter. Once you have these details figured out the rest is an adventure!
Belfast Spring Weather
- Weather. The spring and summer months are the most popular times for visiting Belfast. The weather during this time is warm and inviting, and perfect for site-seeing. During the autumn season, the area only receives five hours of sunshine per day. During the winter, Belfast receives an abundance of rainfall that could interfere with any outdoor activity you have planned. Keep this in mind when you are choosing the dates for your visit.
Belfast Translink System
- Transportation. Translink is the name of Belfast’s public transportation system. It would be wise to become familiar with its bus and railway routes in order to optimize your traveling time in the city. If you lack the patience to use public transportation, then you should consider renting a car. A more adventurous option would be renting a bike, which is a very common way of getting around the city. This way you are able to view the city through a more personal, lively lens.
Metropolitan Arts Centre
- Sight-Seeing. There are countless things to do and see in Belfast. Once you arrive in the city it is far too easy to become overwhelmed by everything it has to offer. Pick a few choice attractions like The Metropolitan Arts Centre, Crumlin Road Goal, or The Cave Hill Country, but leave room for improvisation.
- Food. Visit an authentic Irish pub like Kelly Cellar’s, which is Belfast’s oldest pub establishment. Do not be afraid to familiarize yourself with some of the regional cuisine such as, sausage and potatoes, corn beef and cabbage, soda bread, Irish coffee, and shepherd’s pie.
One of the Belfast Hotels
- Shelter. The most important part of your trip will be determining where you should stay during your visit. There are several Belfast UK hotels located near the city’s center where the restaurants, shops, and nightlife of Belfast are easily accessible. Belfast is such a large, engaging city that it would be in your best interest to choose a hotel that is near the sites and activities that you want to experience.