So, you've got the lowdown on the best places to shop, you know where to eat and where to drink, your gigs and nightlife are organised and we've sorted you out with the best of Manchester culture incuding our best theatres, art galleries and museums in the city.
But there's more to a city than knowing the best things to do. You also need to know the people, the language, the city itself...
We've had some wonderful photography featured on Time Out Manchester reflecting our vibrant music and nightlife scene, our stunning architecture and, of course, the weather. So here's a chance to take in some of the best we've had from photograhers both professional and otherwise
Here are ten of our best, wonderful places to go to when the stress of the city gets too much, you need to walk the dog, or you just want some peace and quiet.
10 of Manchester’s best picnic spots
Proving that we're actually not doing badly for green spaces, these are all no more than a twenty minute drive from the city centre, sitting within or just outside of the M60 Ring Road.
With some of the best road and rail links in the country, Manchester is one of the most accessible places in the UK. This means it's also easy to reach many interesting places to visit, so here are nine day trips that are all within an hour or so of the city.