Blackpool offers a variety of things for you to enjoy on a couples holiday, whether you're looking for picturesque views or opportunities for thrilling adventures. The resort town is a popular destination for couples all year long, but the summer is especially popular for romantic holidays to the sandy shores. The beach is one of the most popular attractions here, but that's just the beginning. You'll find quite a few theatres as well as vibrant park areas. Embark on an unforgettable holiday with your partner when you explore the 10 best things to do for couples in Blackpool.

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    Grand Theatre

    Visit a historic Victorian theatre

    Grand Theatre is a popular venue for live performances set within a historic theatre dating back to the late 19th century. The theatre suffered some troubles throughout its earlier history, but it reopened in 1981 and underwent a major renovation in 2007. Inside the Grand Theatre, just northeast of Blackpool Tower, you'll find room for 1,100 guests. The theatre programme is quite comprehensive, and it mostly features productions staged by locals rather than travelling performers, so you can get a good look into Blackpool culture.

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    Location: 33 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HT, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 290190

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    Pavilion Theatre

    Enjoy an intimate theatre experience

    Pavilion Theatre is located within the Winter Gardens complex and offers an intimate experience among the variety of exhibitions hosted at the facility. The theatre has a seating capacity of just 500, so the productions tend to be more suited to a smaller crowd. Stage productions aren't all you'll find at the Pavilion Theatre. While seeing a play may be the most romantic option available, you can also catch conferences and talks here on occasion. Be sure to check their calendar before your visit.

    Location: 97 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HL, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 625252

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    Opera House

    See an iconic theatre performance

    The famous Opera House theatre is located in a Grade II listed building found by the shore in the Winter Gardens complex and frequently hosts impressive performances. You and your partner can find a place among the 2,813 total seats and see an incredible production. The theatrical performances at Opera House are certainly impressive, but several concerts occur here as well. If you're in town during the Rebellion Festival, you can enjoy a series of punk bands performing on this historic stage offering a far more active experience than a traditional stage play.

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    Location: Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HU, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 629728

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    Great Promenade Show

    Explore an outdoor art gallery

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    The Great Promenade Show is a collection of public artwork set along the promenade by the South Pier containing impressive works that showcase local history and character. You and your partner can walk along the promenade, take in these impressive works, and absorb the culture of Blackpool while seeing what makes the town so memorable. Along the Great Promenade Show, you'll find stunning works like the dance hall mirror ball that rotates in a way that combines moving mirrors to create dancing lights. Additionally, you'll find the High Tide Organ, a musical instrument powered solely by the high tide's water swell.

    Location: South Promenade, Blackpool FY4 1BB, UK

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 478222

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    Grundy Art Gallery

    Peruse impressive art exhibitions

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    • History

    Grundy Art Gallery is a popular gallery found just southwest of Blackpool North Station where you'll find both historic and contemporary art on display. The gallery is located in an Edwardian building from the early 20th century, adding to its historical flair. Inside Grundy Art Gallery, you'll find a comprehensive programme in which showcased works frequently change, so expect something different on subsequent visits. Even so, you'll still find a permanent collection featuring works from iconic artists like Laura Knight, Martin Creed and Laura Ford.

    Location: Queen St, Blackpool FY1 1PU, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 478170

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    Stanley Park

    Take a lovely stroll through the park

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    • Adventure

    Stanley Park is the central public park in town, located due east of Blackpool Tower, with expansive walkways, Italian gardens, art deco buildings and vibrant greenery. The park covers 257 acres, granting plenty of room for you and your partner to explore its inherent beauty. Within Stanley Park, you'll find an array of colourful flowers intricately implemented within the overall design. Additionally, you'll find an impressive fountain crafted from Italian marble and accompanied by iconic statues, some of which depict Medici lions. Don't forget to check out the art deco café as well.

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    Location: W Park Dr, Blackpool FY3 9HU, UK

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 477477

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    Comedy Carpet

    Laugh with your partner at iconic British humour

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    • Unusual

    The Comedy Carpet is an outdoor installation at the base of Blackpool Tower that features jokes, songs and other comedic phrases immortalised in the floor. This is one of the largest pieces of public art in the UK, so you could easily spend hours finding laughs here. In total, the Comedy Carpet features excerpts from 850 different artists and comedians showcasing the best of British comedy. Some of the excerpts are presented in massive font, while others are just a few centimetres in size.

    Location: Tower Festival Headland, Promenade, Blackpool FY1 1AP, UK

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 478222

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    The Beach House

    Grab a bite to eat by the sea

    The Beach House is a popular bistro bar and events venue situated right along the shore that offers delicious food and drinks with a stunning view of the Irish Sea. The food embodies a more Mediterranean vibe, and everything is prepared fresh in house. The drink selection at The Beach House is particularly impressive, especially considering the variety offered around the year. For example, their hot chocolate in the winter can do wonders to warm you up, while a cocktail accompanied by a summer sunset can be seriously satisfying.

    Location: Festival House, The Promenade, Blackpool FY1 1AP, UK

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 10 am to 11 pm, Friday–Saturday from 10 am to 1 am

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 749899

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    St Anne's Beach

    Enjoy a quiet and relaxing beach

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    • Adventure

    St Annes Beach is a popular destination just south of Blackpool proper that's notably more relaxed and quiet than the beach along the west side of town. The Lytham area, in which this beach is located, tends to be a bit on the posh side, but that comes with a tranquillity you may not be able to find in town. Quite a few attractions are available along the golden sands of St Annes Beach as well. You'll find Victorian piers and ice cream vans throughout the area that let you add a few picturesque sights and extra sweetness to your trip.

    Location: Beach Rd, Lytham St Annes, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 2PQ, UK

    Open: 24/7

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    Blackpool Zoo

    See animals from all over the world

    • Couples
    • Adventure

    Blackpool Zoo features more than 1,350 exotic animals from all over the world. The zoo itself encompasses about 13 hectares of land, and you'll find it just east of Stanley Park. A wide variety of interesting animals can be found at Blackpool Zoo, including elephants, orangutans, gorillas and lemurs, among others. You'll even find oddities like giant African land snails and rainbow lorikeets. A miniature railway that runs throughout the zoo makes travelling to see all the animals easy and fun.

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    Location: E Park Dr, Blackpool FY3 8PP, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1253 830830

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