Groupon's 'Local Stars' awards are about to take place and businesses all over the world will be awarded for being the best in their locality. In the spirit of recognising the best of the best, I asked the bloggers who write for City Guide give their personal recommendations for the best things to do in Belfast. Here's what they say:
Belfast Food Tour
“If you’re in Belfast on a Saturday you must do the Belfast Food Tour to learn about and taste the best of what the Belfast food scene has to offer” - Jeff Meredith @ Belfast Times
The Belfast Food Tour takes place every Saturday between 10.30am-1pm.
Read more about tours of the city in The Best Belfast Tours: Discover Belfast by Boat, Bus, Bike and Belly.
Coffee in St Anne's Square
“A great spot for people watching and some of the best coffee in town, this is Belfast's version of a European piazza.” - Nic @ Strawberry Blonde Beauty
The MAC Theatre
“This stunning theatre has outstanding shows and exhibitions and the Canteen restaurant within the theatre also serves great food!” - Gemma-Louise Bond @ That Belfast Girl
Read more about The Mac in The Mac: That’s What I Call Entertainment and in My Pick of Belfast’s Best Theatres.
Shopping in Victoria Square
“Rain, hail or shine I can shop here to my heart's content. Like that it caters to every budget and has plenty of restaurants if I get hungry en route (or need time to decide on those shoes)” - Nic @ Strawberry Blonde Beauty
Read more about shopping in Belfast in Fashion Tour of Belfast City Centre and So Many Shoes but Only Two Feet.
St George's Market
“An award winning food and local craft market delight every weekend. Definitely a must see visitor attraction.” - Jeff Meredith @ Belfast Times
Read more about the market in Follow Me Around St. George’s Market.
Stroll by the Lagan
“I like to walk in pretty places with good food and coffee on tap - and this ticks both boxes! Especially beautiful in Autumn.” - Nic @ Strawberry Blonde Beauty
Titanic Visitor Centre
“An outstanding venture in architecture, the centre provides a historic look at the world famous ship and the city it was made in.” - Gemma-Louise Bond @ That Belfast Girl
Read more about the Titanic Visitor Centre in The Rise of Titanic Belfast and Belfast for Titanic Fans.
“A great day out for all the family. No matter how many times I visit I always learn something new!” - Gemma-Louise Bond @ That Belfast Girl
“An educational few hours walking around the museum in the Queen's Quarter followed by visiting Botanic Gardens next door. Bliss!" - Jeff Meredith @ Belfast Times
Read more about the Ulster Museum in From Dinosaurs to Dior: Belfast’s Ulster Museum.