Best Bar: The Living Room has the best atmosphere and the best cocktails in town. Try the Mojitos!
Best Restaurant: Even the fussiest of eaters will find something on the menu at the Red Hot World Buffet (District), which offers diners a choice of 120 dishes from seven different world cuisines.
Best Shopping: The Ellis Brigham Snowsports Store offers all the best in ski and snowboard hardware, clothing and accessories in one massive store.
Concrete Cows are one of Milton Keynes "must see" sights. The best way to reach them is by bike. Climb on their backs and take some photos, have a picnic in one of the lovely parks nearby.
Combine your day out with a trip to the Roman Villa in Bancroft. Sit amongst the remains and imagine yourself as a very wealthy Roman. There is a permanent guide to the villa on site for you to enjoy.
Take a lovely walk through Campbell Park and view all the stunning pieces of outdoor public art. Continue your journey through the shopping centre and down to MK Station.
Take a cycle ride along the Grand Union Canal and either take a picnic or stop for lunch at one of the lovely canal side pubs with a garden. Cycle down to the Three Locks at Soulbury and sit and watch the boats come through or alternatively head up to Cosgrove where there are more working locks. Fishing is also very popular on the canal.
You can enjoy watching or taking part in watersports at Willen all year round. The Watersports Centre, off Lakeside Roundabout in Brickhill Street (V10) runs training courses for all abilities and hires canoes, sailing dinghies and windsurfers.
A superb high ropes course can now be found beside the lake, it offers a great day out for all the family. Visit www.aerialextreme.co.uk
Milton Keynes Gallery, the city's successful and imposing gallery, presents 6 - 8 exhibitions of contemporary and modern art a year. Admission is free. For further information and news about the latest exhibitions and workshops visit their web site at Milton Keynes Gallery
The world’s first programmable computer and other technologies we take for granted today were initiated at Bletchley. Visit www.bletchleypark.org.uk for details of exhibitions and tours.