One of our newest addition to the home away from home Dream Apartments family came into existence in Manchester last June; we have gathered the top reasons you won't want to miss out on visiting this wonderful city.
With recommendations from the iconic travel guide Lonely Planet and publication the New York Times, it's little surprise why many are praising the city as one of the best locations in the UK.
Arts and culture
Manchester's cultural offering has never been stronger, thanks to the recent completion of the £25 million HOME Arts Facility on First Street and the £15 million refurbishments of The Whitworth Art Gallery.
From July through September, Manchester holds the Bee in the City trail, one of the UK's greatest public art events, which will fill the city with massive bee sculptures for tourists to discover.
Museums and galleries
Manchester is brimming with exciting and informative museums and galleries spanning from natural history to science and industry, and most of them are free to visit. Visitors to Manchester Museum can travel through the planet's history and inhabitants, from ancient periods to the present.
The most well-known occupant is Stan the T Rex, a skeleton cast of a fearsome dinosaur estimated to be 65-70 million years old. Visitors can meet him and his pal Percy the Plesiosaur at the Fossils exhibit. Visitors can also meet Belle Vue Zoo's Maude the Tigon and learn about Ancient Egypt and other ancient civilisations.
Food and drink
It's no secret that Manchester's food and drink sector is thriving. The city's dining scene has something to offer for every occasion and budget, with options ranging from fine dining at The French, Gaucho, and 20 Stories to indie cafe-bars in Ancoats and the Northern Quarter.
Tast, a partnership between Michelin-starred chef Paco Perez and Manchester City managers Pep Guardiola, Ferran Soriano, and Txiki Begiristain, is one of the city's newest and most interesting restaurants.
Canto is a new and innovative Portuguese restaurant in Ancoats, created by El Gato Negro chef-patron Simon Shaw.
The Hacienda's days are long gone, but its tremendous spirit lives on through clubs such as The Warehouse Project, which routinely showcases some of the biggest names in dance music. From the Northern Quarter's hipster pubs to the glitz of Spinningfields, Manchester's diverse nightlife has something for everyone.
Which is better, Manchester City or Manchester United? We'll leave it up to you... Surprisingly, it isn't just football here. As a result of the Commonwealth Games legacy, Manchester today has world-class facilities such as the Manchester Aquatics Centre, Regional Athletics Arena, National Squash Centre, and Manchester Velodrome. The city also has the Emirates Old Trafford cricket stadium, one of England's most well-known test venues.