It's not just the girls that want to have fun in Glasgow. These fun things to do get everyone in the convivial spirit of a good holiday in Glasgow. Active, captivating, comical, unique-these activities are bound to put a smile on your face. This is what vacation is all about, right?
Developed after the 1750s, Glasgow's Merchant City was once home to the city's main fruit, cheese and vegetables markets and full of warehouses. Today, it is the city's cultural, fashion and food quarter. The warehouses have been converted into trendy pubs, restaurants and cafes. Victorian buildings have been restored and converted into prestigious housing developments and the area features high-end shopping thanks to the Italian Centre, which houses Versace and Armani shops. The area is the equivalent of London's SoHo or Covent Garden neighborhoods. The multi-arts Merchant City Festival attracts thousands of tourists every September.
Named after King George III, George Square is Glasgow's main plaza, and has been the site of many political demonstrations, the most famous of which was the 1919 Black Friday rally, which saw some 90,000 protesters descend on the square to demonstrate against a 56 hour work week in the city's factories. Today you can find a number of statues commemorating famous Scots and Brits, such as the 19th century statue of poet Sir Walter Scott, which sits on top of a 80-foot column that dominates the plaza. On opposite ends of the plaza sit the opulent City Chambers and the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley Tourist Board, the city's main tourist office. George Square is often referred to by Glaswegians as Red Square because of a controversial City Council decision in 2005 to pave the plaza with red asphalt. Festivals and celebrations are held in this open space, and locals often come here to sunbathe and relax on a summer's day.
The Glasgow Science Center is a futuristic building and is credited with rejuvenating the look of Glasgow's dilapidated docks lands. Exploring Glasgow's contributions to science (among other things), the museum offers fun interactive displays for the whole family (like creating and starring in your own digital video) plus Scotland's only IMAX theater.
Between Miller Street and Cochrane Street
Glasgow's main plaza and very own Red Square...
Set in the eastern quarter of the City Centre, the Merchant City is Glasgow's cultural, fashion and food quarter... read more
Pedestrian-only shopping thoroughfare. A haven for those seeking retail-therapy... read more
Explore the City by Bus with City Sightseeing...
The most visited gallery/museum in the UK outside of London. It boasts 22 themed art galleries and some 8000 objects... read more
Greendyke St. (east of Saltmarket)
2 Castle St
Fascinating Multi-Faith Museum, with spectacular views... read more
Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Sq., Castle St