Things to do
No matter what you are looking for on your trip Brighton you are sure to find something to keep you amused.
The beach and famous Pier are the first things that people think of when they think of Brighton. The beach features lots of bars and restaurants as well as water sports or opportunities to sail or even take to the water in power boats. If sport if your thing there's also Brighton Races in the Sussex Downs.
For a tour of Brighton and some insight into the history of the city why not take a Sightseeing tour on an open top bus.
Brighton is also home to the world famous Royal Pavilion, the seaside home of the Prince Regent (George IV) which is well known stunning architecture, quite unlike anything else on the south coast. The Pavilion is open to the public and includes the beautiful Pavilion Gardens and a tea room, great for a relaxing day in the south coast sunshine.
For those who want to spend some cash The Lanes are not to be missed. The Lanes is home to lots of independent shops and boutiques in pedestrianised twisting streets which are a pleasure for shopping fans to get lost in for hours at a time.
For kids there's also lots to do include rides like the Brighton Wheel or attractions like the Sea Life Centre which has over 1500 creatures for you to see.
Brighton is home to some well known events including the celebration of arts that is the Brighton Festival, the Brighton Fringe combining theatre, comedy, music and much more. Of course no list of events in Brighton is complete without mentioning the annual Pride Parade which takes place in August each year.
If you are looking to escape the bustle of city life for a while then why not take your car and travel to the South Downs. Great for walking and cycling the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park offers a stunning back drop to some outdoor pursuits.
Along the coast, why not drive to Portsmouth for the day and explore the history and heritage of this naval city. From the historic dockyard where you can see the Mary Rose, Nelson's HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860 to the Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth has lots of offer visitors to the city.
In between Portsmouth and Brighton lies the city of Chichester, which is easily accessible by car on the A27. Chichester offers visitors a beautiful cathedral and also a selection of shops including boutiques for those looking for something a little different from high street brands.