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CitySuites' Picks: 10 Girl's Weekend Ideas in Manchester


Manchester - a bustling city full of surprises. Everything from relaxation to adventure can be found here, which is why it's the perfect destination for a girl's weekend! Spas made for indulging, luxury shopping districts, and vibrant dining experiences means a weekend with the girls is never wasted in Manchester.

Why Manchester is the UK’s Best Destination for a Girls’ Weekend 

What makes Manchester an ideal destination for a girl's weekend is its absolute variety of activities available for booking. Crazy golf, cocktail classes, nightlife in the city, the list goes on! 

Join us as we unveil our top 10 most fun ideas for a girl's weekend in Manchester. 

1. Manchester's Shopping Culture


An afternoon spent shopping with your girls is an afternoon well spent! In Manchester, you can shop with hundreds of retailers to choose from. We have everything in the city centre; including our Arndale Centre, the luxury shopping district in Deansgate, and much more across the entire metropolis. Outside of the city are also other shopping malls, including Trafford Centre! 

Looking for the closest shop from CitySuites? 


2. The Cube


A girl's weekend should be fun, which is why we're highlighting an extremely popular and - of course - fun way to spend the weekend with your girls! The Cube, located at Arndale is a challenge fit for any group, testing skills across 7 games, making it perfect for any competitive players. 

View how you can get to The Cube below. 


3. Wine Tasting


Who doesn't love wine? For all wine lovers coming to Manchester for a weekend, check out Manchester Wine School! Their Saturday Wine and Lunch course is a perfect example of this, providing a flagship wine experience that's suitable for all wine connoisseurs! 

Book a course with Manchester Wine School below.


4. A Spa Day


Indulge yourselves in a relaxing spa day at Manchester's many luxury hotels, aparthotels, and more. There's no better excuse to put your feet up and relax than on a girly weekend away, and while there are countless spas across the city, you can be assured that our jacuzzi and 18m pool at CitySuites can do the job. 


5. Tuck in! 

Embankment Kitchen Pasta Salad Wine Setting

Relax after an exciting day, and enjoy one of Manchester's many dining experiences. Whether it's a brunch at one of the city's most indulgent restaurants at Embankment Kitchen, or the numerous foodie destinations found at the Northern Quarter, there's tonnes to look out for! 

6. Cocktail Making

Cocktails Girls Weekend In Manchester

Become a master cocktail scientist with the girls and take part in Revolution's Cocktail Making class. Available in all bars found in Manchester, a cocktail-making class creates a magical evening full of fun and experimentation. 


7. Outdoor Activities


Take part in the many outdoor activities in Manchester, fit for a weekend with friends, family, or any girl's day out. Manchester, for example, has many hikes and scenic walks available for people to check out, and many are even just a train ride away! But city-specific outdoor activities also vary, including a silent disco!

8. Yoga/Fitness Classes


There are plenty of yoga and fitness classes to take in Manchester's Printworks alone. But expanding further, yoga, circuit, and other fitness classes are available throughout the city! One we particularly like is Paw Yoga, which offers puppy yoga classes (you get to work out with pups, how exciting is that!). 

Book Paw Yoga below.


9. Sightseeing


Manchester is often described as a metropolis, full of skyscrapers and modern buildings. But the city is incredibly rich with history and culture, and it's reflected in so many architectures across the city. Places like Manchester Arndale, Central Library and John Ryland's Research Institute are great examples, so sightseeing is definitely an ideal way to spend a girl's weekend in Manchester.

10. Cooking Together


Cooking is an art, and it's better to do it together with your gals than alone. That's why, Manchester's Food Sorcery is the best place to start. With a diverse range of classes available for you and your girlfriends to participate in, you can bake your cake and eat it too. 

Check out all Food Sorcery classes today.



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