Sligo is a gateway city to the Northwest. Independent shops and cafes fill the main streets, with festivals and cultural events taking place throughout the year. The accommodation is broad from 4 star hotels to guesthouses and B&Bs. Expect to find urban cycle routes, bike racks, bikes shops and cycle tours and guides available from the town centre. Sligo Tourist Office on O’Connell Street is the main point for tourist information. The town is home to a number of cultural organisations including The Model Arts Centre, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, Cairde Sligo Arts Festival and Sligo Live Festival.