Things to do
Blackpool has a whole host of shopping options, with high-street names, independent boutiques, and open-air markets catering for locals and visitors alike.
For some serious retail therapy, a trip to Houndshill Shopping Centre is a must. In the heart of the resort, it's just a stone's throw from the Promenade, and with over 60 stores fashionistas can find all their favourite shops, including Debenhams, H&M, New Look, Footaslym,Peacocks and River Island. The Disney Store and Build-a-bear take care of the kids, while there are enough phone shops to keep the tech-savvy among us happy.
If you're after a convenient bite to eat or a tactical sit-down, there are coffee shops and cafes dotted around the shopping centre, and the upstairs Food Court has a variety of offerings, from tearoom fare to a noodle bar.