Brighton is a coastal city in South East England and a weekend escape or seasonal holiday in Brighton has long been an English tradition. The easiest way to travel to Brighton is via trains from London which arrive at Brighton Railway Station from which you can walk or catch a local bus to explore the city.
The first thing you’ll want to do during your Brighton holiday is head to the coast and take a stroll around the shops, cinemas, and cafes of Brighton Marina. Then, head down the promenade that lines Brighton Beach and visit Brighton Pier, a main landmark in the city that’s full of rides for the kids and tasty places to get a snack.
If you’re looking for something cultural, plan a trip to Brighton in May when the Brighton Festival is held. The festival is a month-long celebration of art, cinema, music, and theatre, with plenty of activities for families as well. Catch a ballet or musical at the Royal Theatre or see some comedy or a touring musical act at famous venues like the Komedia.
No Brighton vacation is complete without seeing the Royal Pavillion, a striking 19th-century palace built in the Indian style that is currently a museum. Generations of Britons have enjoyed Brighton’s seaside charm and now it’s your turn. If you want to find the best attractions, hotels, and restaurants for your vacation in Brighton, have a look below at the tips from real travelers on the best places to see, eat, and stay.