One of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the UK and indeed Europe, Brighton offers everything you could want in a weekend break. From a relaxing seaside break on the beach front through to lively night life and an eclectic mix of arts and culture, the sheer variety of attractions Brighton has to offer make it a great destination for a perfect short break. Nestled on the South Coast, Brighton is a hugely popular tourist spot attracting visitors from across Europe, Brits from across the country looking to enjoy a long weekend and day trippers looking to enjoy an afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of home. The endless choices Brighton offers means you’ll can be sure that you’ll find something that appeals to you, whatever kind of short break you are looking for.
Tucked away on the South coast, Brighton has its roots as a traditional Victorian resort and as such caters well to family breaks with the expected seaside attractions. Brighton Pier is a great centrepiece for a relaxing day on the beach with various restaurants, cafes and fairground rides. The beach is self is of Blue Flag standard with lots of facilities such water sports and sailing. Brighton’s Royal Pavilion is located close by, a beautiful palace with some stunning architecture that you won’t see anywhere else in the UK. Brighton Sea Life Centre is another great place to visit for a family oriented break. Brighton is a very green city so if you fancy a few hours away from the seafront there are a wide variety of parks and gardens around Brighton to explore and relax in.
Of course Brighton offers more than just relaxation and family entertainment, famed as it is for a free spirited and unique attitude towards its nightlife, culture and arts. Brighton offers and fantastic and varied nightlife – from the coolest clubs with big name DJ’s, through to intimate music venues playing host to big names and new artists alike, you can be sure that whatever your idea of a great night out, Brighton can deliver. The city is no slouch when it comes to food and drink either – Brighton is home to over 300 pubs and a great range of restaurants to cater to any palate. Although Brighton is a popular destination all year round, the city really kicks up a notch in the summer months with the Brighton Festival kicking things off in May followed by a variety of different festivals, carnivals and events which run throughout the summer.
Accommodation in Brighton is varied with a mix of chain hotels, traditional seaside guest houses and boutique hotels so whatever your taste and budget you’ll be sure to find the ideal place to stay on your break. One of the reasons Brighton is so popular with day trippers is that it is very easy to get too, being well served by the railway network in particular and taking the journey by car is not a particular hassle. Regardless of how you are planning to spend your weekend break, you can be sure that Brighton will deliver.