CARDIFF IS PRETTY AWESOME, SO HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS IF YOU HAVE TIME TO LOOK AROUND!
Roath Farmers' Market & Craft Fair, outside the venue on the Saturday 9.30am-1pm
D'Vinyl records on Mackintosh Place (9.30-6pm Fri/Sat) + The Record Shop on Inverness Place (12pm-5.30pm Fri/Sat)
Various cafes/bars/restaurants on City Road and Albany Road for all budgets. Albany Road is good for charity shops, supermarkets, CLOTHES, HARDWARE, ELECTRONICS, chemists, banks, coffee shops. City Road has foods from all over the world, for all budgets!
Roath Park & Lake (5 mins drive) has boats, ducks, gardens, conservatory, playing park. Closes half hour before sunset. Lake Rd West
Pop'n'Hops (run by Trev FROM Odd Box Records) - vinyl & bottle shop ON WHITCHURCH ROAD. try to pop in during your stay! TREV WILL ALSO HAVE SOME OF HIS RECORDS AT WALES GOES POP. oPEN FRI-SUN 12PM-7PM
Spillers Records IN mORGAN ARCADE (10AM-6PM Fri/Sat) - THE OLDEST RECORD SHOP IN THE WORLD! SUPER FRIENDLY STAFF TOO.
Cardiff Market including Kelly's Records upstairs (9am-5pm Fri/Sat)
Cardiff Story museum on The Hayes (10am-4pm daily)
Womanby Street has loads of INDEPENDENT VENUES/BARS, and Castle Emporium with vintage/independent stalls (8am-6pm Fri/Sat)
NATIONAL MUSEUM CARDIFF in Cathays Park (10am-5pm Fri-sun)
ST FAGANS NATIONAL MUSEUM (10am-5pm daily)
CARDIFF ARCADES have loads of independent shops and cafes
Techniquest SCIENCE & discovery CENTRE (9.30am-2pm Fri, 10am-5pm Sat/Sun)
aquabus boat cruises daily
+ loads of restaurants, shops and walks