Often when you take a weekend off to explore a new city, it is packed full of sights, sounds and excessive eating and drinking. So much that you need another weekend off to recover! Although there is a lot to do in Glasgow, we want to make sure you return home rested and relaxed but not feeling like you’ve missed out on anything. Here are our top tips for a relaxing weekend break in Glasgow:

Botanic Gardens

Fresh air and exercise are great for both your body and mind and it doesn’t get any prettier than the Glasgow Botanic Gardens for a relaxing walk. Wrap up warmly and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the gardens, enjoying the huge variety of plant species, woodland copses and a riverside walk. The gardens have an air of peace and tranquillity from the moment you’re through the gates. The highlight of your visit will be the notable Kibble Greenhouse and a visit to their new tearooms.


See Glasgow from a completely different perspective with a visit to Scotland’s national centre for design and architecture, Lighthouse, which has been an important part of our city since 1895. Hidden in plain sight, the centre has a constant stream of events and exhibitions promoting the arts and architecture without the huge crowds and queues of a standard tourist attraction. While there, climb the Mackintosh Tower for beautiful, uninterrupted views across Glasgow.

Boutique Shopping 

Shopping when on vacation is such an enjoyable experience because you’re not under pressure and usually have some extra cash put aside for a treat. However, Glasgow is a busy and bustling city with a lot of dedicated weekend shoppers. For an escape from the crowd and to sample some of Glasgow’s finest boutique shops, head to Ruthven Lane and Ruthven Mews Arcade – only 4 stops on the tram from PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Glasgow.


When booking accommodation in Glasgow, or anywhere in the UK, make sure you get good value for money and all the space you could possibly need with a stay in PREMIER SUITES Glasgow. We offer more space and better facilities than a traditional hotel stay and access to exclusive special offers when you book directly with our friendly team or on our official website. It can be stressful staying in a new place, so we like to offer our guests a real home away from home feeling.

Tea House

If tea is your thing and you’re looking for somewhere to relax for a few hours, grab a hot drink at Tchai-Ovna, Glasgow’s speciality tea house. It’s close to Kelvingrove Park and Art Gallery so you could spend a whole afternoon exploring and retreat to the tea house to enjoy their warm, cosy atmosphere before heading out for dinner. They have over 100 varieties of tea, delicious Vegetarian and Vegan food on offer and often have music events on too.

Day Spa

The ultimate treat and a way to ensure you are fully and completely relaxed when you return home, a trip to a day spa is not to be underrated. The Beauty Boutique is a day spa with water facilities-based just 10-minutes from PREMIER SUITES Glasgow. They offer a great variety of treatments ranging from massages, facials and microdermabrasion. If you want to doll yourself up for dinner or a big night out, they also have beauty treatments like mani/pedis, make-up application and tanning. 

Catch a Show

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow’s venue for the arts with mainly musical performances shown here. It’s smaller and more intimate than the monstrous SSE Arena and has a huge variety of alternative artists and acts performing in over 250 events each year. BB King, Johnny Cash, Van Morrison, among so many others have taken to the stage of this establishment so you will be walking in the footsteps of the greats. Check their calendar and schedule your visit to see your favourite musical act in this gorgeous venue.

If you’re looking for fantastic accommodation in the United Kingdom, PREMIER SUITES have properties dotted around the big cities. All of our properties have equally high standards, great central locations and more space than any standard hotel room. We also promise to offer you the best available rate when you book directly. We look forward to welcoming you to PREMIER SUITES Glasgow soon!

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