London, which is the national capital, is located 180 miles (290 kilometers) southeast of Bala, while Liverpool lies 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northeast.
Don't restrict yourself to Bala; Wales contains plenty of scenic and cultural attractions which await the savvy traveler. Approximately 18 miles (29 kilometers) away lies Llangollen. Head here to enjoy the Llangollen Scenic Railway and Llangollen Canal Trail.
Once you've fully explored Bala, why not visit the nearest regional city. Llandudno is around 30 miles (48 kilometers) away and is home to attractions such as North Shore Beach, Bodafon Farm Park and Llandudno Beach. If you're looking for more, consider checking out Great Orme, Great Orme Ancient Mines and West Shore Beach before you return to Bala.
Sample a little local culture amid the great outdoors at Wales' ever-popular gardens.
Tap into the wisdom of the locals by signing up for one of the city walking tours and winery tours. Don't visit here without getting a view from the sky. There are a few great places to try sky diving.
Try typical Wales dishes or drinks so you can get to the core of the local cuisine. No vacation in the United Kingdom is complete without experiencing the delights of cawl or lobscouse (lamb broth) or Welsh rarebit (melted cheese dish). Wales desserts such as ice cream are also a good thing to try. You will notice locals drinking Wrexham lager; it's one of the favorite beers in Wales.
The most convenient major airport, John Lennon Airport, is located in Liverpool, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northeast of Bala, so take that into account when planning your vacation.