Brighton has a lot of things to offer to holiday vacationers as well as tourists from the other parts of the British Isles or even from countries in continental Europe and beyond. Its rich history and cultural legacy make it one of the best places to visit together with an 8.7-kilometre stretch of shingle beach and the UKs very first naturist beach, a weekend is simply not enough to enjoy the full range of activities that this East Sussex city has to offer. Nevertheless, to help you out, here are 13 things you can do should you decide to pay Brighton, East Sussex a visit.
1. Visit the Royal Pavilion and marvel at its stunning Indo-Saracenic architecture beautifully married with an Oriental interior.
2. Enjoy some pier-side fun and entertainment at the arcade halls, restaurants and shops that line the Brighton Marine Palace and Pier.
3. Climb up the newly-built 162-metre tall Brighton i360, an observation tower designed to replace the 1866-built West Pier, giving you a panoramic view of the city as well as sea views over the beach.
4. Visit the Brighton Clocktower and synchronise your time to the 1888 jubilee celebration of Queen Victoria.
5. Check out the oldest fully functional electric railway in the world, the Volkís Electric Railway established in 1883.
6. Visit Brightonís oldest building, the St. Nicholas Church built in 1086.
7. Spend a day or two frolicking in the Blue Flag-certified beach in the section of Palace Pier. Just make sure to schedule your visit on a weekday and any time except summer because this part of England can easily reach 150,000 visitors every weekend during hot summer months.
8. Learn how to kayak or even standing-up paddle board in one of the several water activities learning centres in the citys famed beaches.
9. Enlist in a guided walking tour of the citys famous landmarks and destinations. Many of these tours are well-themed so you can go on a gastronomic tour, a historical tour, or even the famed Ghost walks.
10. Walk the entire 8.7-kilometre stretch of beachfront lined with some of the citys best bars, amusement arcades restaurants, sports facilities, and nightclubs.
11. Take your children to the Brighton Toy and Model Museum and watch their eyes grow in wonder and amazement as they are treated to some of the best and most extensive collection of toys, playthings, and craft models both in the UK and overseas.
12. Spend a day at the Brighton Fishing Museum and learn the glorious ways of the early settlers of Brighton
13. Visit the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and be mesmerised by their extensive collection of decorative art, natural sciences, world art, fine arts, costume and textiles, toys, film and media, local and social history, archaeology, and oral history as well as collections from the Preston Manor and mementoes of King George IV.
The city of Brighton in East Sussex has a lot to offer tourists and holidaymakers alike. From fun and adventure to history and culture, there is always something to do for anyone. There are also many options for great places to stay overlooking the beach or close to the coast, including quaint cottages by the sea, boutique hotels, penthouse holiday apartments and traditional bed and breakfast guest houses. Youll be spoilt for choice for great places to stay with city and sea views in Brighton.