Stay: Oddfellows on the Park offers spa treatments, a generous parkland setting, and rather hip modern rooms with stylish four-poster beds.
Nightlife: Head to nearby Manchester, where the eclectic Northern Quarter brims with quirky bars. These include Dusk Til Pawn, a speakeasy-style cocktail joint disguised as a pawnshop.
Eat: Also in Manchester, El Gato Negro is the result of chef-patron Simon Shaw falling head over heels for the food culture of Catalonia and the Basque country. Expect supreme Spanish flavours from jamon iberico, Valencia almonds and cider-drenched Catalan chorizo.
Nearest INFINITI Centre: Stockport
Why not book a test drive to discover the stylish Q30?
Drive time: Stockport to Leeds
Stay: 42 The Calls is in a converted 18th-century flour mill by the River Aire, filled with original art and bold furnishings.
Nightlife: The Hedonist Project serves some of Leeds’ finest cocktails, but expect to be surprised if you haven’t visited recently — it’s given complete makeover every three months, changing menus, staff uniforms and decor. Previous incarnations include a surf shack and a mountain lodge.
Eat: Run by Simon Grueller, a veteran of three Michelin-starred restaurants, the Box Tree hones in on high-quality local ingredients such as Yorkshire duck and fresh-caught Whitby cod.
Nearest INFINITI Centre: Leeds
Discover the technologically refined Q50 with a test drive here
Drive time: Leeds to Newcastle
Stay: The elegant Grey Street Hotel occupies a handsome Georgian building, with high ceilings, plenty of original features and a contemporary sass about the interior design.
Nightlife: The Botanist has an eye-popping fantasy garden look and serves an extensive list of cocktails. There’s also live music every night.
Eat: Inside a 16th-century townhouse, and with menus that change daily, House of Tides serves up mouth-watering sustainable dishes such as Cumbrian lamb and wild sea trout.