First things first, get ready to shop. Make your way to the sprawling EK Centre, home to miles of malls lined with almost two-hundred retailers. All the high-street favourites are here, from Ann Summers to Zara, all under one roof. The centre also boasts a cinema and ice rink, as well as an array of restaurants, from fast food to fine dining, to satisfy any appetite.
If you prefer a more traditional spot of retail therapy, the East Kilbride Village, a five-minute walk from the station, is home to winding cobbled streets and a sprinkling of speciality shops and independent boutiques.
There's much more to East Kilbride than just shopping, of course, and for anyone looking for a more rural retreat, the National Museum of Rural Life is just the ticket. The award-winning one-hundred-and-seventy-acre museum lets you take in the sights and sounds of a real working 1950s farm - complete with Aberdeen Angus cattle.
Feeling adventurous? Then head for the James Hamilton Heritage Park in the north of the town for a spot of watersports in the sixteen-acre loch and try your hand at everything from canoeing to windsurfing, just remember to bring a towel!