Staycation this year? Or just looking for new ways to enjoy this wonderful city? Here’s our top 7 things to do in Bath this summer 2019 …go on, try something new this weekend!

1. Take to a paddle board
Original Wild run stand up paddle boarding sessions around central Bath, Bathampton and other local venues. A combination of surfing and paddling, stand up paddle boarding (or SUP for short) is a really fun, relaxed way to explore the city. Whatever your ability, energy levels or balancing skills (!), there will be a SUP experience out there for you…you can even take the pooch along too!

things to do in Bath this summer 2019

2. Look through the lens
If dry land is more your thing, then why not go on a photo tour of Bath? No matter how well you think you know the city, looking at it through a camera lens can give you a whole new perspective. Discover some unique angles and viewpoints, learn how to master the perfect shots and have some fun taking them too.

3. Reach new heights
Perhaps you’ve been inspired by previous summers spent at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta (it was a little wet this year!), or maybe it’s just one of those things that’s always been on your bucket list to do. Either way, a ride in a hot air balloon is something pretty special, and where better to do it than in beautiful Bath! With scheduled flights from Royal Victoria Park near The Royal Crescent, you can soar above the rooftops in style, sip a glass of bubbly and soak up those amazing views…

4. Climb the Abbey
Yes, it’s one of the city’s most iconic landmarks but how about actually climbing it (all 212 steps!)? Not only will you get to sit behind the clock face on your way up, you’ll be rewarded with one of the most spectacular vistas in the city. No wonder it’s one of our top 7 things to do in Bath this summer 2019!

5. Go to the races
Mix up your mid week with a night at Bath races. Tuesday 27 August is Free Residents Racenight, meaning anyone with a BA postcode gets a free ticket. Soak up the atmosphere as your horse thunders down the home straight and across the finishing line, and experience the thrill of one of the longest established sports in the country.

6. Indulge in the ultimate spa
Thermal Bath Spa’s twilight package invites you to soak in the indoor Minerva Bath, followed by a light dinner in the Springs Restaurant before you watch the sun go down over the city from the luxury of the Spa’s rooftop pool. You can even hire out the Cross Bath for your own private oasis if you’re feeling really decadent….

7. Organise the perfect picnic
Last but by no means least, how about treating yourself and your nearest and dearest to the ultimate picnic lunch at one of the many beautiful spots in and around Bath? There are plenty to chose from, so to help you out, we’ve put together our top 10 favourite locations. Where will you take your picnic hamper to this summer?

So that’s our top 7 things to do in Bath this summer 2019! Got some ideas of your own you’d like to share with us? Tell us on our Facebook or Twitter pages – we’d love to hear your suggestions! Happy summer!

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