Brighton is a vibrant and exciting seaside town located in the southeast of England. It is famous for its pebble beach, historic pier, and lively atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or an action-packed adventure, Brighton has something to offer. And with its temperate climate, it is a perfect destination all year round. We love Brighton!
If you are planning a long weekend in Brighton, you can expect both sunny and rainy weather. But the good news is that the town has something to offer in all conditions, no matter the weather.
Sunny days in Brighton are best spent on the beach. The town has a long stretch of pebble beach, which is perfect for sunbathing, relaxing, and swimming. You can hire a deckchair, bring a picnic, and spend your day soaking up the sun. The town has also plenty of beachside cafes and restaurants to choose from, so you don't have to worry about going hungry, just make sure you bring your sunglasses; you will need them!
Besides the beach, Brighton has several other attractions to keep you occupied on a sunny day. You can stroll along the historic pier, which offers stunning views of the sea and the surrounding area, a great restaurant for lunch and cocktails and of course rides and arcades for the most adventurous. There are also several parks and gardens in the town, such as the Royal Pavilion Gardens and Queens Park, where you can enjoy a leisurely walk or a picnic lunch.
You can also visit the Brighton Marina with its lovely boats and amazing restaurants, and on the way back jump on the beach steam train that for only £5 will drop you in front of the Pier. Is just splendid.
Climb on the Eye - the 360View from the top, is only £18/ per person and you get to enjoy amazing views and drinks in the bar that will take you 450 feet above. Go in the Upside down house for only £7/ person and make some funky photos that you will laugh to years to come.
On rainy days, Brighton has plenty of indoor activities to keep you entertained. You can start your day with a visit to the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, which has an impressive collection of artwork and artifacts from around the world. For music lovers, the Brighton Dome is a must-visit, as it hosts regular concerts and events throughout the year. Or like us, take a walk in the rain and stop in a seaside cafe to warm up with a great coffee and sourdough toast & jam.
Brighton also has a vibrant shopping scene, with plenty of independent boutiques and local stores to explore (we love the libraries!). The famous North Laine area is a shopper's paradise, with its eclectic mix of vintage shops, cafes, and street art. I have to say, the old streets have a beautiful charm in the rain.
In the evenings, Brighton comes alive with its vibrant nightlife. The town has a fantastic selection of bars, pubs, and clubs, catering to all tastes and preferences. Whether you are looking for a laid-back drink or a wild night out, Brighton has something to offer.
In conclusion, a long weekend in Brighton is perfect for those looking for a mix of relaxation and adventure. With its beautiful beach, historic attractions, and exciting nightlife, the town has something for everyone. So whether the sun is shining or the rain is pouring, Brighton is a fantastic destination all year round.
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I recommend Brighton for long relaxing weekend getaways, is just perfect; and only 1 hour drive/train journey from London.
Cristina is a food photographer, food stylist, and recipe developer, loves travelling and spending time with friends.