The National Aquarium is the UK's largest home for all things underwater - take a journey across the world's oceans, explore coral reefs - and meet more than 70 types of shark.
Plymouth Barbican is a treasure trove of attractions, including perfect replicas of Elizabethan houses and gardens, a leisure park and arts centre.
No trip to Plymouth would be complete without a visit to the Mayflower Steps - the point from which America's Founding Fathers set sail on The Mayflower.
Plymouth Hoe - is the natural heart of Plymouth, with breathtaking views and one of the most perfect natural harbours in the world. A great place to spend a day.
Plymouth is home to many museums and galleries, all of which are free. With exhibitions charting Plymouth's history to permanent galleries with thousands of objects and artworks on display; there's something for everyone.
On a shoestring: The Terrace. This cafe bar restaurant is tucked away on the cliff face of the Plymouth Hoe, and offers great food at great prices in a relaxed atmosphere.
Middle of the road: Quay 33 is a fantastic restaurant, popular with locals and tourists alike thanks to an affordable, varied menu and beautiful decor.
Splash the cash: Artillery Tower is a Michelin-starred restaurant with breathtaking coastal views. Prices aren't cheap, but with mouthwatering menus and beautiful surroundings, it's the perfect venue if you're looking to treat yourself.
For the biggest and best high street names, visit Drake Circus; where you will find dozens of top high street names all under one roof.
Plymouth is also home to a treasure trove of independent stores dotted throughout the city, where you will find everything from clothing to jewellery and gifts, handmade by local craftsmen. Ideal for gifts and souvenirs.