So you want a great weekend away with space to do your own thing. But you're always going to want somewhere great to eat, somewhere you know you'll get a good drink with a great atmosphere, and a decent place to kip. The rest is just exploration, but it's good to get the non-negotiables sorted.
We thought we could help with that.
Here are 11 combinations of fantastic drinks + some of the best rated food in the city + accommodation.
They are all based within walking distance of each other (we like to walk in Sheffield), and with as much of an independent feel as possible so you get to experience a bit of our local character.
Just remember to tag @VisitSheffield while you're here and tell us what you think!
Infusion spirits, their own craft brewery, and a beautifully refurbed old industrial building.
Completely meat free restaurant that uses a lot of charring and fusion cooking to plate up things you'd never even think of. Worth it even for the meat eaters out there.
A boutique, 4 bed space in the heart of Kelham with a lot of attention to detail.
A real independent and local experience
(these three are so close together you can fall from one into the other - just watch out for the water!)
Great beer, live music, and a beautiful courtyard on the cobbles overlooking the quays.
Right next door, this impeccably designed eatery under the arches is a great spot for local produce, wine, cheese and cocktails.
Stumble out the door, maybe pop back in for one or more in the Pax, and crash on the water. Just dry, and warm.
The converted toilets beneath the Town Hall now look like a scene from a Wes Anderson film, with some incredibly good cocktails inspired by local produce and themes.
A couple of hundred metres away, on a cobbled street, you'll find this delightful Italian restaurant.
A serviced apartment with style, you'll get great views over the city and have brunch options, galleries and shops on your doorstep the next morning.
Underneath the old Abbeydale Picture House theatre is a great drinking spot for cocktails and beers alike, with a nice outdoor decking area and Shuffle Shack if you want to get a game in before you eat...
Lovely food in a lovely setting in a lovely leafy neighbourhood. What more could you want?
Great interior design in cosy rooms, and you can roll down the hill to Sharrow Vale Road for coffees and a walk in Endcliffe Park the next morning.
Perfect if you're on a bit of a budget
Start off in Park Hill Flats - brutalist architecture icon and Europes largest Grade II listed building. A small selection of drinks, but a beautiful setting looking across to the city.
Just on the other side of Park Hill, 5तारा serve cultural and traditional Punjabi cuisine, focussed on their North Indian heritage.
Overlooking Victoria Quays, you're right in the city centre for any exploring you want to do the next day.
A proper little neighbourhood micro pub and bottle shop in Crookes sets the mood perfectly.
Keeping on the small and local theme, No Name is a small but cosy restaurant serving a very seasonal menu with lots of local produce.
The Rutland Hotel is Sheffield's largest independent hotel, with a unique combination of traditional Victorian character and contemporary design.