Hotels in Spa, Belgium
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Motor sports enthusiasts are likely to think of nothing but horsepower when a trip to Spa, Belgium comes to mind. The Spa-Francorchamps racing circuit hosts several annual events including the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, the Spa 24 Hours and 1000 km Spa endurance races. If you intend on attending a particular event, it is best to book your tickets and hotel accommodation in Spa well enough in advance. That way, you can be first in line for discounts and deals before the mad rush. With the help of various online services, it is possible to do all this from the comfort of your own home and comparing prices on rooms and activities has never been easier.
One of the best ways to get better acquainted with your surroundings is on foot or bicycle. The RAVel track was specifically constructed over an old train line. From your Spa, Belgium hotel accommodation you can enjoy a walk, jog or bike ride along this route and enjoy the magnificent views along the way. The view of the famous racing circuit is one of the main features that attracts visitors. You should also be aware that this track is about 15km long so, no matter how you plan on travelling, ensure that you have plenty of refreshments and supplies packed for the trip there and back again.
How about visiting a spa in Spa? The local spas offer a wide variety of facilities including pools maintained at various temperatures and a range of treatments in which visitors may indulge.
One of the most famous springs in town is Peter the Great’s Spring. Peter the Great gave credit to its ‘magical’ waters for restoring his youth in 1717. The combination of the wonderful waters and tranquil surroundings are enough to make anyone feel like they are on the perfect get away from their usual busy lives. It’s the ideal place to really relax and let the waters wash your troubles away.
The Musée de la Ville d’Eaux is great for those who want to learn more about the history of Spa, also referred to as the Water City. On display, you will notice a collection of fascinating items. Some of which date as far back as the 16th century.
Things to do near Spa
If you fancy some local shopping when staying in Spa, make a point of visiting the flea market which is held in the Galérie Leopold II. There’s nothing like a flea market to help you get a better feel for the culture and you may even find some fantastic gifts and souvenirs here too.
If you have some extra time, there are some fine attractions outside the city that are well-worth exploring. Leave your Spa hotel room as early as possible and make your way to sights like the Château de Franchimont located above the valley of the Hoegne, take a train ride to Liege or visit the Romanesque wooden sculpture of “Christ on the Cross” in the chapel of Tancremont. This sculpture has been extremely well maintained and dates back to somewhere around the 10th or 11th century.
No matter how long you plan to stay in Spa, you can really make the most of every minute of your holiday by planning your activities ahead of time. Whether you are visiting for a weekend of racing or a week of outdoor exploration and spa treatments, the hotels in Spa will make you feel right at home.