Top visitor attractions include the Think Tank, the Bullring shopping centre and the chocoholics paradise of Cadbury World.
Birmingham is also for music lovers: its vibrant jazz scene, the more classical Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the National Exhibition Centre, host to the biggest names of today's UK music scene.
2 for 1 offers:
Severn Valley Railway (free child ticket with full paying adult)
Birmingham Back to Backs (NT)
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Big Brum Open Top Bus Tour
Drayton Manor Theme Park and ThomasLand (requires onward journey)
The Giant Screen Cinema, Birmingham
ThinkTank Science Museum