1. Go camping in the Brecon Beacons. Flickr: 34517490@N00 Pack a tent, an air mattress, and a camping stove and you're good to go! There are endless long walks you can do to explore the local area. 2. Get your fortune told on Llandudno Pier. Flickr: rpmarks / Creative Commons There's an excellent fortune teller halfway up the pier. Make sure you get chips on the beach and a 99 Flake afterwards. 3. Spend an afternoon reading in Gladstone's Library in Hawarden. Or if you fancy it, stay overnight. Flickr: 118118485@N05 / Creative Commons It's a Grade I listed residential building and it's absolutely gorgeous. Go for a walk in the woodlands around Hawarden Castle afterwards and grab lunch at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop. 4. Go dolphin spotting in Newquay. Flickr: 1gl / Creative Commons Cruise ships leave throughout the day from the quay. They cost around £10 for an hour's trip and there's a good chance you'll actually spot dolphins in the wild! 5. Spend a weekend pretending you're in Italy in Portmeirion. Flickr: arg_flickr / Creative Commons It's an Italianne-style village on the Welsh coast! If you're feeling fancy, it's worth staying at Castell Deudraeth. Otherwise there are loads of Airbnbs around. Make sure you get a gelato from Caffi'r Angel Ices before you leave. 6. And if you're planning a trip at the end of the summer, get tickets to Festival No. 6. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's an arts and culture festival in the Grade II-listed village of Portmeirion. Weekend tickets start at £180 and you won't regret going! 7. Take a picnic to Erddig on a sunny day. Flickr: catchesthelight / Creative Commons Erddig is a National Trust property with a huge18th century garden. It's near Wrexham and it's the perfect place to take a picnic and spend the afternoon. 8. Visit the Dan-yr-Ogof caves near Abercraf. Flickr: _belial / Creative Commons A £15 ticket will get you into Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave, and Bone Cave. And they also have a collection of 150 model dinosaurs! 9. Walk up to the Worm's Head in Rhossili. Flickr: waynethume / Creative Commons It's at the most westerly tip of Gower and the headway is about a mile long, making it a gorgeous walk. 10. If you're in north Wales around Christmas, go see a pantomime at Theatr Clwyd. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Their pantomimes are unmissable, but they do great shows all year round. And they have a lovely cinema. 11. Take a disposable barbecue for dinner on the beach in Talacre. Flickr: 16801915@N06 / Creative Commons Don't forget to visit the arcades! 12. Visit the Devil's Bridge in Ceredigion. Flickr: john_n_mhegs / Creative Commons According to local legend, the bridge was actually built by the devil. It's a gorgeous sight and it only costs £3.75 to enter. 13. Spend the day exploring Conwy Castle. Flickr: swampa / Creative Commons And don't forget to get afternoon tea at Tu Hwnt l'r Bont Tearoom on your way home. 14. Visit Llandovery sheep festival. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's a perfect Welsh family day out. You can watch a sheep shearing competition, get delicious artisan food, and take part in some arts and crafts. 15. Be brave and run into the sea in Anglesey. Flickr: mirandaash / Creative Commons Anglesey is a gorgeous island off the coast of north Wales. Sunday roasts at The Black Lion are unforgettable. 16. Head to Ruthin and climb Moel Famau. Flickr: robinparker / Creative Commons Get a sandwich and a pint of Brains at The Three Pigeons to reward yourself when you're done. 17. Go to the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It houses great collections of Old Masters, Swansea china, and porcelain. 18. Go on the The Great Orme Tramway in Llandudno. Flickr: ed_webster / Creative Commons If you're a train nerd, you'll appreciate that it's the only cable-hauled tramway in Britain. If you're not, you'll appreciate the views. And make sure you play a game of mini golf at the top of the mountain. 19. Go to The National Eisteddfod festival. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com From 3-11 August, this festival of Welsh music, literature, and arts will take place in Cardiff. Day tickets are £8 and you'll be treated to some truly amazing live performances. 20. Have a proper pub lunch at the Pant-yr-Ochain in Gresford. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Gresford is a lovely village, so you'll be spoilt for restaurant choices. But the Pant-yr-Ochain is lovely and it even has a model railway in the garden. 21. Cheer on the national rugby team at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Getty Images Brush up on the rules of rugby and get yourself a greasy burger and a pint for the game. 22. Get a photo with the sign at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Flickr: richardsunderland / Creative Commons It's touristy as hell, but it's got to be done. 23. Pay a visit to the Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon. Flickr: neil_schofield / Creative Commons It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's staffed by former miners and it's totally free to enter. You'll go deep underground, where it's totally pitch black, and learn more than you ever thought you would about mining. 24. Go to a café and order yourself a Welsh cake. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Make sure you buy some to take home with you. 25. Get the Snowdonian Mountain Railway. Flickr: kosalabandara / Creative Commons It travels from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon, which is the highest peak in Wales. And at Christmas, you can get the train with Santa! 26. Go to Hay festival in Hay-on-Wye. Matt Cardy / Getty Images Hay festival is a world famous literature festival. Even if you can't make it to the festival, Hay-on-Wye is well worth a visit for bookworms: it's known for its books and bookshops. 27. Go wakeboarding or surfing in Abersoch. Flickr: bennbeck / Creative Commons Porth Neigwl and Porth Oer are the best surfing beaches. And make sure you wander round Abersoch town centre and spot all the teens dressed in head-to-toe Jack Wills. 28. Visit Castell Coch in Tongwynlais. Flickr: lesbessant / Creative Commons It's a 19th century Gothic revival castle, and if you're lucky you might even see a wedding. 29. Take a boat trip to Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire to see the puffins. Flickr: andymorffew / Creative Commons If you're lucky, you'll also spot a few seals! 30. Go to Penrhyn Castle in Bangor. Flickr: jamesstringer / Creative Commons The view of Snowdonia from the grounds is unmissable. 31. Spend your change on the amusements at Barry Island. Flickr: ben_salter / Creative Commons Make sure you visit the ice cream factory and get some rock to take home with you. 32. Pay a visit to the National Library in Aberystwyth. Flickr: caro6302 / Creative Commons It's the largest deposit library in Wales and they always have great exhibitions on. 33. Go on a whiskey tour of the Penderyn Distillery. Flickr: megoizzy / Creative Commons For £9 you'll get to see how and where they make their famous single malt whiskey and you'll even get to try some. 34. Get a taste of Welsh village life in Coedpoeth. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's a really sweet village that's surrounded by glorious countryside. 35. Spend a day at St Fagans in Cardiff. Flickr: oscarfh It's a huge open air museum that'll give you a great understanding of Wales' rural history. Plus, it's free to enter and the museum is on the castle grounds. 36. Walk the Cwm Idwal Circuit in Snowdonia. Flickr: 27538469@N06 / Creative Commons It'll take roughly three hours and you'll see some of the most spectacular mountains in Wales. Remember to wear walking boots! 37. Visit the Centre for Alternative Technology in Powys. Flickr: catimages / Creative Commons It's £8.50 and you'll learn about environmentalism while enjoying a lovely backdrop of Snowdonia. 38. Get a traditional Welsh oggie from the Llangollen Oggie Shop. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com For extra Welsh points, you should try the lamb one: It's delicious. 39. Visit Chirk Castle and pack a picnic to enjoy in the garden. Flickr: carolyn_gifford / Creative Commons It's a late 13th century castle with a 5.5 acre garden. And it has wild ponies in it! 40. Take a boat trip to Caldey Island off Tenby. Flickr: chrstopher / Creative Commons There are monks living on the island and it's a truly fascinating day out. Make sure you buy some chocolate to take home with you and check out Tenby afterwards. 41. If you want a special treat, go paragliding in Rhossili. Flickr: swansea_mumbles_gower / Creative Commons There's no feeling quite like paragliding over south Wales' mountains and valleys. 42. Visit the wooly mammoth in the National Museum in Cardiff. Flickr: deadmanjones / Creative Commons It's free to enter and there's a great permanent exhibition about the history of Wales. 43. If you're feeling brave, pack your walking boots and climb the Sugar Loaf in Monmouthshire. Flickr: jonbgem / Creative Commons In the winter you can even go sledging there! 44. Go see a show at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon. Flickr: welshicons / Creative Commons Wales is jam-packed with sweet community theatres. Theatr Brycheiniog is worth a visit if you're in the area. 45. If the weather's hot, head to Barafundle Bay. Flickr: ed_webster / Creative Commons Run into the sea and eat chips on the beach. 46. Order Welsh rarebit for lunch. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's so much better than cheese on toast. 47. Watch a film under the stars at Cardiff Castle. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Tickets for the open air cinema are £15 and there's a bar on site. 48. Go hiking up Llyn y Fan Fach in Carmarthenshire. Flickr: hurst87 / Creative Commons It's a high lake in the shadow of the Black Mountain and it's a truly bracing experience. Go at sunset for a really romantic view. 49. Go for a walk in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Flickr: oscarfh / Creative Commons The coast path is full of sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and rocky coves to explore. 50. Stand on the cliffs of Mwnt, a cove on the Ceredigion coast. Flickr: alalsacienne / Creative Commons If you go for a walk along the coast, you'll meet lots of great dogs. 51. Go for a walk around the abandoned Dinorwic Slate Quarry in Gwynedd and check out the Slate Museum. Flickr: 47515486@N05 / Creative Commons You can walk along the old tramlines and the views are spectacular. 52. Dive into the water at Abereiddi’s Blue Lagoon. Flickr: saskiavandenieuwenhof / Creative Commons The lagoon is a former slate quarry and you can dive into the water as part of an organised group. 53. Go and see a show by the National Theatre of Wales. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The National Theatre is based in Cardiff and it's the largest English-language theatre company in Wales. You can catch their shows all over the country and you can usually get some pretty cheap tickets. 54. Visit the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay. Flickr: nuwandalice / Creative Commons At 37 acres, it's absolutely massive and you can easily spend a day there. 55. Pay a visit to St Govan's Chapel in Pembrokeshire. Flickr: branestawm / Creative Commons It's a tiny hermit's cell at the top of a spectacular staircase. Rumour has it that if you count the stairs on the way up and then again on the way down, you'll never reach the same number. 56. Hire a canal boat for the weekend and meaneder down Llangollen canal. en.wikipedia.org / Creative Commons Spot the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which is the tallest navigable aqueduct in Britain. 57. Go on an underground tour in the Dolaucothi Gold Mines. Flickr: glenbowman / Creative Commons You'll have to wear a helmet and you'll learn loads about mining in Victorian Wales. 58. Visit Powis Castle, near Welshpool. Flickr: antoskabar / Creative Commons It's a medieval castle filled with portraits and tapestries and The Clive Museum houses a huge private collection of Indian art. 59. Pack gins in tins and go for a walk in the Fairy Glen Nature Reserve in Betws y Coed. Flickr: apurdam / Creative Commons You'll even be able to forage for wild garlic. Make sure you check out Swallow Falls while you're there. 60. Pay your respects to Gelert at his gravestone in Gwynedd. Flickr: anitagould / Creative Commons Walk south of Beddgellert and follow the footpath until you find Gellert's grave. Gellert was Prince Llewelyn the Great's dog. 61. Check out the views from the bell tower of St. David's Cathedral in Pembrokeshire. Flickr: rooreynolds / Creative Commons It was once a monastery and it looks out over the Atlantic ocean. 62. Visit Dylan Thomas' boathouse in Laugharne. Flickr: steeljam / Creative Commons It's only £4.20 and you'll be able to explore the place Dylan Thomas spent the last four years of his life. Plus, the views of the Taf estuary and the Gower are to die for. 63. Go strawberry picking at Bellis in Holt. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's £3.50 a kilo and picking berries is the most fun. 64. Get a train along the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highlands Railway. Flickr: arg_flickr / Creative Commons You can get an all day ticket for £25 and enjoy glorious views of Snowdonia. 65. Go gorge walking in Abergavenny. Flickr: ben_salter / Creative Commons If you're after a rush of adrenaline then gorge scrambling is for you. You'll be rock climbing under waterfalls so don't forget your swimming costume! 66. Go for a walk along Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Flickr: alchimiae / Creative Commons Doctor Who fans will recognise Southerndown Beach as Bad Wolf Bay. 67. Go for a swim in Lido Ponty in Pontypridd. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Entry will cost you £2 and there's truly nothing more gorgeous than swimming outside in Wales. 68. Get tipsy on a pub crawl in Aberystwyth. Flickr: mightymightymatze / Creative Commons Aberystwyth has too many bars to count so there really is no set route. But if you're having a heavy night then you should try the Death Star from Cambrian and listen to the folk band in Rummers on Thursdays. 69. If you've got a car, drive over Barmouth Bridge at sunset. Flickr: welshphotographs / Creative Commons The views are breathtaking. 70. Visit Tintern Abbey. Flickr: stawarz / Creative Commons It's beautiful from literally every angle. 71. Get chips with curry sauce from your local chip shop. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com You want your chips to be so mushy that they kind of break in half when you pick them up. 72. If you want to go to a music festival, try Green Man. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Listening to bands play against the backdrop of the Brecon Beacons is really special. 73. Learn about Welsh art at the Martin Tinney Gallery in Cardiff. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It opened in 1992 and it specialises in Welsh art and artists. 74. Go for a walk in the Merthyr Mawr sand dunes. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com They're geographically fascinating and some of the Lawrence of Arabia movies were shot there. 75. Drive up Bwlch Y Groes. Flickr: covltwt / Creative Commons It's one of the steepest roads in Wales and it's astonishingly pretty. 76. Go and see a performance by a male voice choir. Flickr: clicks2006 There's nothing quite like listening to a Welsh male voice choir. You can find performance listings on the Welsh Association of Male Choirs website. 77. Trampoline underground at Zip World Bounce Below in Blaenau Ffestiniog. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Your inner child will love bouncing from net to net and sliding down all the slides in this former slate mine. 78. If you see bara brith on the menu, order it! View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's a yeast bread that contains dried fruit and is best eaten covered in butter. 79. Go ice skating at Deeside Ice Rink on a Friday or Saturday night. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The ice rink turns into a disco and tickets are only £10. 80. Marvel at Pistyll Rhaeadr. Flickr: dr-carl / Creative Commons At 80 meters tall, it's Wales' tallest waterfall. 81. Go to the Marina Towers Observatory in Swansea. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's a beautiful art deco building that's well worth a visit. 82. Visit the waterfalls in the Neath Valley. Flickr: 126654539@N08 / Creative Commons Sgwd Eira and Sgwd Gwladys are a good starting point. 83. Buy some cheap prosecco and rent a boat on Roath Lake in Cardiff. Flickr: gordonplant / Creative Commons It's a perfect day date. 84. Go surfing at Langland Bay in Gower. Flickr: swansea_mumbles_gower / Creative Commons This is just one of Wales' scenic spots to catch a wave. If you're a novice or just not feeling very confident then you might want to try the nearby Caswell Bay. 85. Or if you don't want to count on nature to bring the waves visit Surf Snowdonia. Flickr: 155794369@N08 / Creative Commons It's the world's first inland surf lagoon and it's surrounded by the Snowdonia mountains. Bliss. 86. Try some ice cream at Joe's. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com You 100% won't regret it. 87. If you're feeling brave, visit Morfa Dyffryn nudist beach. Flickr: 16801915@N06 / Creative Commons It's a kilometre long and you might just find it liberating. 88. See a movie at Brynamman Public Hall Cinema. tripadvisor.co.uk / Creative Commons Tickets are £5 and it's an incredible 1920s neoclassical cinema. 89. Get yourself a full Welsh breakfast. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's going to need to include laverbread to count. 90. Visit the Elan Valley Reservoirs in Powys. Flickr: 67769979@N06 / Creative Commons There are countless walks and bike rides to go on. 91. Visit the Elegug Stacks in Pembrokeshire. Flickr: pixelcutter They look like something out of a fairytale. 92. Go to Sculptureheaven in Rhydlewis. Flickr: umsinga / Creative Commons It's a very nice sculpture park. Make sure you get a slice of cake in the Starfish tea room afterwards. 93. Eat your way through Swansea Market. Flickr: ampersandyslexia / Creative Commons Make sure you try some cockles and laverbread. 94. Visit Dewstow Gardens and Grottoes in Caerwent. Flickr: alun / Creative Commons The gardens have a bunch of underground pathways and grottoes, but they were lost for 50 years. They were restored in 2000 and they're well worth a visit! 95. Pay a visit to The Boneyard in Cardiff on the first Saturday of the month. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com You'll find plants, crafts, and handmade goods for sale in a bunch of former shipping containers. 96. Stroll through the gardens of Plas Cadnant. Flickr: plascadnant / Creative Commons The Anglesey gardens were kept secret for more than 70 years, but are now open to the public. 97. Take a zipline through Conwy valley. Flickr: dfeehely / Creative Commons If you're after adrenline then look no further than this zipline and obstacle course that's 60ft high in the trees. 98. If you want to splash out, get dinner at The Walnut Tree in Abergavenny. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's a Michelin-star restaurant and you can stay in a cottage on site. 99. Take in the views at Lake Vyrnwy. Flickr: welshphotographs / Creative Commons It's one of the most romatic spots in Wales. 100. Stop for some tea at Ty Hwnt i'r Bont in Llanrwst. Flickr: spuddebs / Creative Commons The whole town is beautiful, but the flowering 15th century cottage is something else entirely.