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Get out
===By plane===
Blackpool has its own [[Wikipedia:Blackpool airport|airport]] with scheduled flights to/from [[Alicante]], [[Belfast]], [[DublinDalaman]], [[Faro]], [[Geneva]], [[Girona]], [[Ibiza]], [[Isle of Man]], [[Maó|MahonLanzarote]], [[MalagaMajorca]], [[MurciaMalaga]], [[MallorcaMurcia]], and [[Tenerife]].
An increasing number of charter flights now operate from Blackpool Airport.
Blackpool Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the UK and is served by Manx2 [] and budget airline Jet2[]. Ryanair now no longer operate from Blackpool Airport.
===By boat===
==Get around==
===By tram=== The '''Blackpool Tramway''' has is an antique electric trams on its original 1885 tram system tramway which runs along the complete length of the sea front from Starr Gate (near Blackpool Airport ) to [[Fleetwood]] at the northern end of the Fylde coast.As of 2012, most trams are modern low-floor trams, however antique trams that are modified to take wheelchairs provide extra capacity outside peak times and during weekends and holidays. Unmodified antique trams still operate between a few stops within the town centre during some weekends and holidays. ===By bus===
The town is well served by buses; the main operators within the town are Blackpool Transport [] and Stagecoach []. Note that Blackpool Transport altered or renumbered most of its routes in July 2010. Until the change, every route had distinctive colour-coded buses but this system has been abandoned and the buses are now deployed on any route. Both operators sell day tickets but with very few exceptions these are only accepted on their own buses.
===By taxi===
Horse-drawn "landaus" offer an old-fashioned alternative to modern taxis for journeys along the seafront.
*'''Blackpool Tower''', [] - a Victorian alike of the Eiffel Tower, the view from the top is worth seeing, but gets busy at the peak of the tourist season. Blackpool Tower is one of the famous towers in the UK. Once inside, you climb through seven levels of attractions, including a circus, bug zone, Out of This World, aquarium, and ballroom (for you film buffs, this is the lavish ballroom seen in the 1996 Japanese film ''Shall We Dance?''), before going up in a glass elevator to the observation deck.
* '''The Piers''' [] - Blackpool is the only British resort with three piers. The North pier costs 50p is now free to go on, and is relaxedand has a sun trap area at the end. The central pier has something for everyonethe giant ferris wheel ride, as well as the usual dodgems and childrens rides. There are also numerous stalls with stallholders who'll aggressively cajole you regardless of your politeness. It also features a well regarded bar at the end of the pier. The South Pier is loud and rollickybusy, with a mixture of more modern rides featuring at the end of the pier including a temporary log flume ride. North Pier is the oldest and largest of the three coastal piers in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.
* '''Pleasure Beach Blackpool''' [] is perhaps Britain's largest funfair, with eleven roller-coasters including the original Roller Coaster which gave the rides their name. This has been eclipsed by more modern coasters, including Britain's tallest roller coaster ride the "Pepsi Max Big One" (more commonly known simply as "The Big One") which is over 200 feet high. Other roller coasters include the Irn Bru Revolution and Big Dipper. Rides require 2-9 £1 tickets, or a £30 all day wristband, which is a few pounds cheaper when bought online. As well as the adult rides, children's rides area, and sidestalls, the park also has some excellent architecture to see. The park began life as a funfair on the sands in the Victorian era, and by the 1930s some permanent buildings arrived in the style of the day - Art Deco. In particular don't miss the station of the Roller Coaster ride, and the White Tower at the south entrance to the park, both of which have "streamline moderne" influences just like some of the classic trams which operate on the seafront nearby. Make sure to check park opening hours prior to visiting to avoid disappointment, as they have been reduced drastically in recent years.
* '''The Winter Gardens, Blackpool'''. []* - Many shows are happening at the Winter Gardens this year including Russell Brand and Blackpool Fringe
* '''Blackpool Pleasure Beach''' [] - fun fair and roller coaster rides. New for 2011 Nickelodeonland themed on the TV Channels favourite characters
* '''The Grand Theatre''', A 1100-seat theatre designed by Frank Matcham in 1894. []
Fish and Chips. Chippys are everywhere in Blackpool. Along all the piers and the seafront it is impossible to walk along wthout passing dozens of chippys.
*<eat name="Harry Ramsden's" alt="" address="60-63 The Promenade, FY1 4QU" directions="" phone="01253 +44 1253 294386" url="" hours="11:30 - 21:00 Sunday to Thursday. 22:00 close Friday and Saturday" price="" lat="" long="">Part of the "world famous" Harry Ramsden's chain located on the promenade. Ideally located near many of Blackpool's attractions and the sea front. Offers eat-in and take away services.</eat>*<eat name="Mandarin" alt="" address="27 Clifton Street, Blackpool, FY1 1JD" directions="" phone="01253 +44 1253 622687" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Award winning Cantonese restaurant established over 46 years ago. A regular recommendation from hotel owners and taxi drivers.</eat>*<eat name="West Coast Rock Cafe" alt="" address="5-7 Abingdon St, FY1 1DG" directions="Directly opposite the Winter Gardens" phone="01253 +44 1253 751283" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A legendary Blackpool restaurant loved by the locals and visited by the stars! Winner of Restaurant of the Year 2009 & 2011. Great 100% Burgers, the best Steaks in town, succulent Barbecued Ribs, Chicken, Pizza, Pasta and loads more. Only place to go for Tex-Mex food for over 20 years.</eat>
* '''Tache'''. Blackpool's alternative/rock night club. Behind blackpool bus station.
*<drink name="The Auctioneer" alt="" address="Lytham Road South Shore" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A Wetherspoons favourite with its good value drinks and food</drink>
*<drink name="Duple Club" alt="" address="96 Bond Street South Shore Blackpool" directions="" phone="01253 +44 1253 341647" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The Duple CIU club with it's traditional Blackpool Bingo and nightly entertainment welcomes all guests to visit whilst in Blackpool. Good Value Drinks and a Friendly including families with children Welcome.</drink>
*<drink name="The Dutton Arms" alt="" address="Corner of Wateroo Road and the Promenade" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The Dutton Arms is The Party Pub of South Shore Blackpool. Popular DJ's at the weekend and late closing. Unfortunately a large fire destroyed most of the building on 25 January 2010" As of early July 2010 contractors have been seen undertaking refurbishment. </drink>
*<drink name="The Old Bank InnHarold" alt="" address="46 Bond Street, South Shore, Blackpool" directions="From the promenade turn into Rawcliffe St (between Colonial & amp; Queens Hotel) and we are directly infront of you, on the corner of Bond St & amp; Rawcliffe St; close to both The Pleasure Beach & amp; Blackpool FC Football Club." phone="01253 +44 1253 408807" url="" hours="10.00am - midnight/01.00am" price="" lat="" long="">The Old Bank Inn Harold is South Shores premier venue for both locals and visitors to Blackpool. A fantastic line up of entertainment both day and night, with live bands on Saturday nights (limited during winter months Nov-Feb, please check details). No need for drinks promotions, cheap drinks all day/everyday and you don't need to be a local - all customers are charged the same price.</drink>
*<drink name="The Albert and the Lion" alt="" address="Corner of Adelaide Street West and the Promenade" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The JD Wetherspoons latest addition to Blackpool opened on 2nd July 2010 and can be found almost under the Blackpool Tower at the junction of The Promenade and Adelaide Street West. As always a Blackpool favourite with its competitively priced food and drinks </drink>
*<drink name="Rose & Crown" alt="" address="22 Corporation Street, FY1 1EJ" directions="2 minutes from the Grand Theatre, 3 minutes from the Winter Gardens" phone="01253 +44 1253 299821" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Continental style eating and drinking in the centre of Blackpool. This locally owned pub has the largest outdoor seating area in the town centre - and it's heated! Steaks, Burgers, Pasta, Toasties. Paninins, Curry, Fish, Pies. Plus of course a great Sunday Lunch!</drink>*<drink name="Pump and Truncheon" alt="" address="13 Bonny Street, FY1 5AR" directions="Located just behind the Golden Mile (behind Tussauds) next to the Law courts" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">One of the most famous old pubs in town. The only building on this part of the Golden Mile that survived the great fire of Blackpool. Great real ales and traditionally cooked food. Wooden and stone floors and a roaring fire complement the old style feel of this famous little pub!</drink>*<drink name="The Sun Inn" alt="" address="88 Bolton Street, FY1 6AA" directions="Less than 100 yards from the Promenade, right next to South Shore Yates" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">An independent local family owned Pub that isn't tied to anyone. With Real Ales, Big Screen Sport TV and famous Pie and Peas.</drink>
==Stay safe==
Visits to Blackpool are generally incident-free. During Friday and Saturday nights, the busiest areas of the town centre such as Talbot Square and Queen Street can become very crowded and somewhat rowdy, but there is a large and generally good-natured police presence. The sea front and piers are usually crowded so at most times and are generally safe, but be aware of pickpockets and beggars. The streets off the promenade can be trouble spots, with numerous alleyways allowing opportunist thieves to surprise unwitting tourists.
You should take care in the Central Drive area at night, and avoid back-alleys anywhere in the town centre after dark. In particular there are a small number of street prostitutes operating in these areas after 11PM, who approach single males who are under the influence of alcohol. Do not accept any offers of sex; you will be risking being mugged by the prostitute and/or a male accomplice.
* <sleep name="New Osborne House Hotel" alt="" address="3 Trafalgar Road, FY1 6AW " directions="near the South Shore" phone="+44 1253 346444" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rooms from £20 a night"></sleep>
*'''The Address Blackpool''', Set in the Heart of Blackpool Close to All Attractions Including the Pleasure Beach and the Opera House,Tel: +44 01253 624 238 1253 624238 [] Single £25, double £50. Ground Floor Rooms with disabled access and free parking. Relaxing lounge with licensed bar, non-smoking.
*'''Moorbank House''', Tel: +44 1253 344385 [] Moorbank House is a family B&B located on Blackpool South Shore and ideally located for Blackpool Pleasure Beach and the Sandcastle. Single from £30, double from £40. Ground Floor rooms and free parking, relaxing lounge with licensed bar, non-smoking.
*'''The Kingscliff Hotel, Blackpool'''[].
*'''Canasta Hotel'''[], 288 Promenade ''+44 1253'' 290 501290501. 30 bedroomed licensed sea front hotel.
*'''Blackpool Hotel Rossi'''[], 263 Promenade, Tel: ''+44 1253'' 341731.
* '''Staymor Hotel'''[], 555 New South Promenade. Tel: +44 (0) 1253 341487
*'''The Wembley Hotel'''[], 275 Promenade, Tel: ''+44 1253'' 346154. Family hotel, all 16 rooms en-suite, licensed bar. Prices start at £17.50pppn
*'''Norbreck Castle Hotel''' []. Address: Promenade. Facilities include a swimming pool and gym. Hotel rooms from £17.50pppn.
The Haven, 11 Alexandra Road, Blackpool, FY1 6BU, +44 1253 346498, Family friendly hotel,
*'''Big Blue Hotel'''[], Ocean Boulevard, Pleasure Beach, Tel: ''+44 1253 400045''. Offers 4 star contemporary accommodation right next to the Pleasure Beach.
*'''Imperial Hotel'''[], North Promenade, North Shore, ''Tel: +44 (0)1253 623971'',
==Get out==
Take a tram north to [[Fleetwood]], formerly one of the UK's major fishing ports. Visit its famous market and go to the outlet mall called "Freeport". If peacefulness is what is required then catch a bus or train to "Lytham" ,"Ansdell","Fairhaven" or "St Annes-on-sea". Under the resort name of "Lytham St Annes", These charming family seaside towns offer something clean, different and traditional to Blackpool.

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