Chester is a vibrant, contemporary city, and a perfect base for exploring the tourist attractions of west Cheshire. Opt for a hotel near Chester Zoo to make sure you're within easy reach of all the fun stuff this city has to offer, whether you're on a family break or a friends' weekend away. And while you're there, don't miss out on the must-see places nearby.

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Book hotels near Chester Zoo

With great accommodation near the River Dee and within easy reach of Chester Zoo and Chester Racecourse, the Travelodge Chester Warrington Road is a great option if you want to get out and explore all that the region has to offer. If you want to be close to the action, why not go for the Travelodge Chester Central? Here you'll have all the city's amenities, including its excellent bars, restaurants and nightlife, on your doorstep.

Or if you've got the family in tow and prefer more peaceful surroundings, then the Travelodge Chester Northop Hall might just be the place for you, with excellent connections to places like Wales' Bodelwyddan Castle and Chester Zoo.

Things to do near Chester Zoo

An ideal place for a fun-filled family weekend, Chester has plenty of family-friendly attractions. It goes without saying that you should visit Chester Zoo, voted the UK's favourite. If the weather's nice, don't miss a stroll through the glorious Tatton Park Estate. The kids will also love the deer park and rare-breed farm, where they can see rare pigs, cows and horses.

In wet weather, head to the Blue Planet Aquarium, which has the largest collection of sharks in Europe. For more grown-up fun, Chester Racecourse is the place to go, particularly on a race day when the excitement will run high. While the shopping at Cheshire Oaks is not to be missed.