Plymouth, located in south west Englandis a scenic and serene destination favored by domestic tourists. It's also slowly becoming a popular choice with international tourists looking for an alternative taste of Britain. The majority of visitors arrive in Plymouth by road, with the A38 serving as the main point of entry. The city is also served by a train line that connects passengers with London, the Midlands and Cornwall. The city is served by an assortment of hotels and other accommodation options. From guest houses and B&Bs to chain hotels and budget options, you'll find plenty of hotels to choose from both in the city and the surrounding region. Plenty of visitors to Plymouth cite the city's historic buildings and architecture as a major draw. Those looking to see some of the region's most impressive buildings should check out the likes of the Merchant's House, Plymouth Guildhall, Thorn House and Crownhill Fort. All offer unique and intriguing structures to gaze upon. The Mayflower Steps prove to be immensely popular with visitors. It is said that it is from this point of the harbor that the Pilgrim Fathers set out for America. If you're looking to see some of the city's buildings in a new light, take a ghost tour at dusk. You'll learn a little about Plymouth's history and a lot about its supernatural side. A number of ferry and boat tours operate out of Plymouth harbor, offering visitors the opportunity to see the city and its surroundings from the water. Step aboard and you'll also get to see some terrific scenery and, if you're lucky, some native marine life. Located in a beautiful corner of Britain, Plymouth is also surrounded by a wealth of stunning scenery. This makes for the perfect backdrop against which to enjoy a walk, stroll, bike ride and more. The city itself features a nature trail while the waterfront walkway provides a serene and scenic vista to enjoy, particularly in the summer sun. Perhaps the region's best walking locale is Dartmoor National Park. Devote a day to walking this park and you're sure to come across beautiful scenery while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. Family-friendly attractions in the region include: the National Marine Aquarium, the deepest aquarium in Europe; the Theatre Royal, which regularly hosts an assortment of entertainment events; and Dartmoor Zoo, the inspiration behind the movie "We Bought A Zoo". Visitors looking for a spot of excitement could do worse than to head to one of Devon's surf-friendly beaches, plenty of which are within a reasonable driving distance of Plymouth. If you're into sports, Plymouth is home to professional football (soccer), rugby, basketball and speedway (motorcycle racing) teams. Plymouth also has its fair share of restaurants, pubs and bars, making it easy to find somewhere to eat and even easier to find something to do in the evening. Most tourists elect to visit Plymouth during the summer months, when the weather is fair and school children are on holiday. The region does serve as a year round destination though, with spring proving particularly appealing.