I live near Belfast, close enough that I spend a lot of time in the city. I am a teenager, so it goes without saying that I can sometimes get bored. It's nearly the summer and I'm planning to spend it mostly in and around this magical city :)
It is a great place to shop, and I take full advantage of that; except when I'm low on pocket money etc. So here's what I'm looking for, then I'll tell you what I've thought of...
Places that don't cost a lot of money.
under-18s are allowed (I'm 15)
Preferably art/music/film related
Able to spend a lot of time there
Funny landmarks that you've discovered.
Any events throughout July/August would be most relevant, but ongoing things are appreciated too.
Also, that it isn't necessarily in the tourist brochures. I've looked in the Welcome Centre and most of the places they recommend, I've been to. I might go back again soon to see if they can help me more, though.
It'd be nice to have somewhere new to even look for; I like exploring :) Also, friendly coffee shops are always appreciated.
Here's what I've thought of so far:
Botanic Gdns, maybe a picnic
Lagan cycle path
Queen's Film Theatre
One or two art galleries
Clement's cafes (beautiful hot chocolate)
I'm keeping a journal this summer; places I've been, people I've seen...basically when I was younger I thought Northern Ireland was a total dump, now I'm just learning to love the place...some things I need a little help with :)
Thanks if you read through all that and/or are able to help.