And here are three great reasons why you should check out the region's five towns - Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton-On-Tees and Redcar & Cleveland.
It’s full of hidden gems
With the importance of keeping a distance at the moment, many people want quieter places to enjoy. Tees Valley boasts some lesser-known gems which could provide the crowd-free day out you are looking for.
Along the coast you can escape to the secluded sandy beaches of Marske, which was recently named as one of Britain’s Best Beaches by The Times, enjoy the pristine sands of Cattersty Sands, at Skinningrove, or explore the slightly busier pretty Victorian seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea and stroll along the North East’s longest remaining pleasure pier.
There are lots of outdoor spaces to explore
With getting outdoors being more important than ever, whether heading out with the family or exploring solo, Tees Valley provides plenty of opportunity to enjoy some fresh air.
Plan your next adventure at Guisborough Forest & Walkway, take the bikes, or enjoy the walk through the archways of trees, stop to take on the various adventure courses or spot the sculptures along the route.
If you want to explore further, you can take on the circular walk taking in the Hanging Stone which provides spectacular views across the countryside and coast.
Walking routes can also be explored along parts of the Cleveland Way and Teesdale Way which take in both coastal and pretty riverside walks.
Marvel at the magnificent surroundings of Wynyard Hall as you drive along the impressive driveway to arrive at The Gardens. Lose yourself amongst the blossoming flowers and edible garden, follow the Woodland Walk and don’t forget to stop off at the farm shop.
If you would rather explore from the water you can catch waves at Saltburn or try get out on a paddleboard at Hartlepool Marina.
You can treat yourself
It has been a difficult few months for most of us and an escape might be just what is needed.
You can stay in the ultimate luxury of the five-star resort of Rockliffe Hall, the perfect luxury hotel setting for an idyllic UK escape.
A hidden gem in the North East of England, Rockliffe Hall is a five-star luxury golf and spa hotel offering an award-winning spa including the tranquil Spa Garden, an 18-hole championship golf course and a wide range of restaurant options including the 3AA Rosette Orangery restaurant.
Alongside 19 grand rooms at Wynyard Hall, you can also take advantage of the self-catering cottages equipped with a private hot tub or enjoy a grand country escape at Gisborough Hall.
If you are planning to visit Tees Valley, please check that you have all the information you need from the individual venues and locations about Covid-19 safety measures. Please enjoy Tees Valley responsibly and take care of our outdoor spaces by only leaving footprints behind.