Coventry is packed with both free and paid-for attractions.
There's acres of park life to explore, from the unspoilt beauty of Allesley Park to the 500-acre splendour of Coombe County Park, which is a great place for a picnic or to spend the day relaxing.
A short journey out of Coventry will lead you to Warwick Castle; a feast of medieval architecture, interactive shows, dark dungeons and imposing towers.
For an altogether more lively time, visit the Coventry Music Museum. The Museum is a permanent celebration of the great music and artists that have grown from the area, from 60's pop to 80's 2-Tone and more, with many rare and coveted artefacts from the area's proud music history.
Dining & Shopping
Coventry has a varied shopping scene. From major outlets and shopping centres to independent stores and quaint boutiques.
West Orchids, Lower Precinct and Cathedral Lanes are the main shopping areas in the city centre, specialising in high street favourites.
For something different, try Greyfriars Walk, City Arcade, or Smithford Way, where you can pick up everything from jewellery and fancy dress to vintage and retro clothing.
Coventry has a diverse and multicultural cuisine scene. You’ll find everything from high street chains to high-end brasseries, pit-stop cafes to charming teashops.
Try Fitz2Eat in the city centre for cheap and cheerful traditional food, or the unique Blue Bistro, which serves modern British cuisine with a Mediterranean twist set in romantic, medieval surroundings.
Did you know?
Legend has it that Coventry was the birthplace of St George, Patron Saint of England and dragon slayer.
William Shakespeare is said to have jilted an unnamed Coventry woman on the eve of their wedding to marry Anne Hathaway.
The expression 'True Blue' can be traced to 14th century Coventry, when cloth dyed in the famous Coventry Blue colour suddenly became fashionable.