Head to Bristol’s historic city centre to find one of its most interesting (and interestingly named) streets. The unique art and shopping area exists above and along a set of steep steps constructed in 1669, giving the area its name. Long ago, the area was home to six inns frequented by seafaring men in search of a strong drink. While a great beverage is still available, the district is now known for its unique collection of shops, galleries, and studios. Ceramics, hats, clothing, art in all mediums – you can find someone making and selling them in the heart of the district. It’s an ideal way to spend an afternoon. Stop by one of the many cafes and restaurants before you peruse the shops. No matter who is waiting at home, you’ll find the perfect gift for them along the picturesque Christmas Steps.