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With restrictions still in place and quarantine after travel to some places now a thing, many are opting for an alternative summer holiday that is much closer to home. A holiday that brings with it all the delights of being abroad, such as the weather, activities, beaches, and booze but with less of the hassle of airport security. With this in mind, we have put together an abundance of reasons as to why we believe that a summer holiday staycation in Bournemouth is the next best thing. Whether you are a couple, family, adrenaline junkie, historian etc, we have something for everyone. Why not hit the water with them for a great day out and those all-important Instagram shots!

As of international concert venues and theatres en route for live music nights and clubs, around are hundreds of places where you can be wowed with all types of entertainment. Nearby Boscombe is additionally home to live entertainment venue, the O2 Academy. Based in a alluring grade II listed building, formerly the Grand Theatre, it hosts some of the biggest names in the composition industry. You can catch West Aim shows, opera, ballet and pantomime all over the year.