As you walk along, the smell of candy floss and fish and chips drifts along making even the most diet conscious person hungry. The sound of amusement machines mix with the bingo callers legs eleven. Children run round playing as parents stroll with push-chairs. The yelling of 'come on England' echoes out of the bars together with the smell of beer. Where else could this be Blackpool promenade popular with over 14.5 million visitors each year.
The future of the town is looking fairly secure now with major works approaching completion such as the new promenade and new developments as you enter the town. Originally planned at Â£65m, the seafront has been totally redeveloped from Squires Gate (near Lytham St Annes) up as far as the North Pier. The seafront area has been expanded to reclaim some of the beachfront, and has had a series of Headlands added, the largest being in front of Blackpool Tower. This is due to open in the summer of 2011 and is going to be an outdoor dance and performance area giving a major new attraction to the area.
After another night of packed bars, restaurants, nightclubs and probable hangovers, Blackpool says goodbye to 2010 in the only way it knows how - having fun.