For those looking to explore all that Scotland’s biggest city has to offer, there’s no better home than Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, located on the western flank of city center. From here, it’s easy to envelop yourself in everything that makes Glasgow the cool, complex place that it is. Like the hotel, it’s sophisticated yet down-to-earth, dignified yet contemporary. As you’re walking, you’ll notice lovely 19th-century Victorian buildings with distinctive modern structures peppered in (see a great example at the Riverside Museum). Stroll through an eclectic collection of galleries, spend some time shopping, or enjoy a dram of whisky inside a traditional pub. While you’re here, try to pick up a few Glaswegian phrases—you might as well gie it laldy (that’s take something on with absolute gusto, which we know you’ll do on your trip).