There are many wonderful coastal towns that are great places to explore for bloggers, but none quite like Brighton. Brighton is one of the most friendly, welcoming and vibrant cities in the UK with a huge amount to see and do here.
It is a great place for a long weekend particularly when the sun is out. While it is easy to reach by car, you may find it best to get the train as advance tickets can be cheap and you do not have to worry about parking. Here are a few of the best ways to fill your time.
Explore the Lanes
One of the main reasons to come to this sunny coastal town is the Lanes. This is a picturesque area that is filled with independent shops, cafes and many of the best pubs in Brighton. Simply strolling the streets, soaking up the atmosphere and popping into interesting shops and other establishments is an important part of the Brighton experience.
The Pier & Sea Front
Of course, no trip to Brighton is complete without walking along the front and visiting the colourful pier. This is a fantastic experience during the warmer months of the year with plenty to keep you entertained along the promenade.
The Royal Pavilion is impossible to miss thanks to its striking Indian-style architecture. The former royal residence is a hotspot in London with beautiful surrounding gardens where people come to relax. You can also tour the inside which is just as breathtaking as the stunning exterior.
Sea Life Centre
The Sea Life Centre is the oldest operating aquarium which ensures that the Victorian architecture is just as impressive as the enormous collection of weird and wonderful creatures found here. It is also conveniently located right by the pier so it is in the middle of the action too.
British Airways i360
A new attraction that opened in 2016, the British Airways i360 is an observation tower which rises to a staggering 162-metres. This allows for incredible views over Brighton and the surrounding area – you may even catch a glimpse of the Isle of Wight on a clear day.
Keep walking along the promenade and after a short while you will come to the neighbouring town of Hove. This is a quieter more upmarket area which manages to retain the relaxed, friendly vibe of Brighton. It is also home to many charming pubs, restaurants, cafes, parks and even a small lagoon.
Brighton really is a lovely city and quite unlike anywhere else in the UK. It has a tremendous amount to see and do with a laid-back vibe which makes it a great spot for a long weekend. It is at its best during the warmer months of the year when you can head down to the front, but even during winter it still retains its charm with plenty to keep you happy and entertained.