Top visitor attractions include the Bullring shopping centre, Back to Backs and the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
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.
Severn Valley Railway (free child ticket with full paying adult)
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Cadbury World (30% off)
Thinktank Science Museum