A visit to Cambridge wouldn’t be complete without checking out all of the top tourist attractions including the universities and colleges, city-centre architecture, the River Cam and perhaps the city’s beautiful green spaces.
As with any city break, Cambridge is a city that offers a little bit of everything and when you find yourself needing to step away from bustling city life and towards something calmer, you won’t be short of things to do.
Clayton Hotel Cambridge offers guests quiet and tranquil rooms to chill out in during their stay but there are also a number of great ways you can unwind in the city itself, such as visiting one of the many bars in Cambridge or checking out a local park. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best ways to unwind during your visit to Cambridge, whether you are a business or leisure traveller.
Read on to discover a few hidden gems and favourite ideas for an afternoon of unwinding and relaxing.
Take a walk in a local park
Cambridge is home to some truly beautiful parks and gardens, so why not immerse yourself in nature and explore what’s on offer? Getting away from the city is easy and within five minutes you’ll find yourself unwinding in gorgeous, green surroundings. One of the most popular options is the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens but The Backs, Jesus Green and Sheep’s Green are also well worth a visit. Additionally to unwind do some light exercise in the hotel gym.
Book a local spa treatment
If you are someone who enjoys spa treatments and a little bit of pampering, Cambridge won’t disappoint. Taking the time to treat yourself to a bit of ‘me time’ in the form of a massage or pedicure can help you to relax, regroup and reflect. There are a number of beautiful spas and salons to choose from – our front desk can make a few suggestions if you’re struggling to pick.
Enjoy one of Cambridge’s quieter restaurants
There are lots of delicious meals to be had in Cambridge and though the city is home to popular spots and busy chain restaurants, there are many quieter establishments tucked away. Take a walk through the city’s cobbled streets and it won’t be long before you find a hidden gem. If you visit in the summer month’s grab an outdoor table and settle in with a book and a coffee to people watch as the world goes by.
Chill out in a local bar
With so many great bars in Cambridge, from quiet country pubs to busy student bars, you’ll never find yourself short of places to head. Taking the time to spend an evening in a bar or pub is the perfect way to relax after a day of visiting some of the city’s tourist attractions; it’s also perfect for those wanting to experience Cambridge’s impressive nightlife. Clayton Hotel Cambridge has its own open-air terrace and a number of dining and drinks options.
Take a river trip
If punting sounds like it may involve a little too much physical effort for a relaxing day, try booking a river trip instead. Few things are as relaxing as drifting down the Cam enjoying the tranquility that comes with being on the water.