In 2015, Liverpool, England, was named a UNESCO City of Music, and no wonder. As the home of the Beatles, a grand philharmonic orchestra, and a number of notable music festivals, melody positively pulses through this city in northwest Britain. But great tunes aren't the only reason to pick up Liverpool vacation packages. Savvy visitors can easily suss out its not-so-hidden treasures.
Any package deals to Liverpool that don't detour into its Chinatown (the oldest such settlement in Europe) are missing out. Located on the southern edge of downtown, it boasts the largest ceremonial arch outside of China itself, plenty of places to karaoke, and a photographic society open to all comers. Albert Dock is full to bursting with worthy diversions, including the Tate Liverpool contemporary art museum, the Merseyside Maritime Museum, and the sobering International Slavery Museum. Don't forget to drop by the Beatles Story museum for a glimpse into the history of these hometown musical heroes. Want a change of scenery? A cruise boat can quickly carry you to nearby picturesque Isle of Man for a day trip.
Vacationers who've purchased a Liverpool package will quickly find that the city's regular events almost always have a musical flavor. The best part? They're often free and located near hotels in Liverpool! During June, Africa Oyé fires up Sefton Park with vibrant sounds from the global south. The annual Liverpool International Music Festival takes place in July and congregates around Mathew Street, the famous byway where the Beatles played many of their early shows. Trippy jam bands dominate the avant-garde Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia in September. Every October, the Liverpool Irish festival stays a little closer to home, adding cinema and art to a close neighbor's aural heritage. And Radio City Christmas Live lines up the hottest pop talent every December.
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So you've landed in an exotic new destination — what do you do next? Why not kick back, bide your time and see what fantastic experiences and unforgettable adventures head your way? After all, that's what travel's about, right?
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