Cardiff is the capital of Wales, and a port city on the south coast of the country. It is where the River Taff meets the Severn Estuary. The waterfront at Cardiff Bay is home to the Wales Millennium Centre, as well as many shops at Mermaid Quay. The city offers amazing shopping, museums, dining, and entertainment, and is an easy city to explore on feet. It has recently been gaining popularity as a tourist hot spot, and summer is certainly considered the best time to visit, as there are large festivals.