Perth is a brilliant place to base yourself for a couple of days. A small city that doesn't feel claustrophobic and has a nice relaxed vibe to it. With plenty of places to eat too.
Take a stroll alongside the river and onto the North Inch (public open space). Visit the Black Watch Museum at Balhousie Castle or check out the museum and art gallery (free entry) and learn about the local history and wildlife.
The city also boasts two theatres
where there is always something on (music, plays or talks).
On the outskirts of the city there is Elcho Castle, with it's stunning views of the river Tay.
On the first weekend of each month there is the local farmer's market too - a brilliant way to get to know a place!
You can have a scone at Scone (pronounced Skoon) after visiting the palace and it's gardens. Famous for the Stone of Destiny and where Robert the Bruce was crowned.
To get the train into Dundee doesn't cost much either (about £8 return), compared to some of the parking fees if you were to drive in and spend the day. The train station is right next to the V&A, Discovery etc.
One of the city's best view points is Kinnoull Hill. Home to deer, red squirrels and at certain times of the year, peregrines. On a clear day you can see across to the Cairngorms and in to Fife, with very little effort (no munro bagging required).
Another good walk is Moncreiffe Hill (directly opposite Kinnoull). Again on a clear day the views are excellent out to the Tay bridge and into Fife.
If you fancied trying stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking etc then the outdoor centre at Willowgate is a brilliant place to try something new.
The iCentre staff in Perth are all really lovely too.
If you need to know anything else about Perth I will be happy to help as I live close by.