Brighton is a city where you'll find all the usual ingredients of a seaside town - beach, amusement arcades, fish and chip shops, a pier - along with a lively town centre and picturesque shopping lanes.
Take your pick from the wealth of attractions in Brighton and Hove, such as the Brighton Wheel, or even the Brighton Marina, a stunning waterfront with over 1600 berths.
If you’re on a family visit, Sea Life Centre Brighton is Britain’s oldest operating aquarium and home to over 150 species – making it a great day out for the kids. You could also choose to venture further afield and discover one of Brighton’s pretty ‘villages’, such as Kemp Town.
Brighton is famed for its labyrinth of shopping alleys, otherwise known as The Lanes. Potter through the charming little streets of quirky and cool boutiques, scouring for trinkets such as antiques, kitsch furniture and vintage clothing.
Pick up a bargain at the Brighton Marina or take a wander around Churchill Square Mall. Head into Brighton centre for high street goodies, or, for more local purchases, Hove – just down the road – hosts regular French and Farmers’ markets, where you can find delicious fresh produce.
On a shoestring: Harry Ramsden’s. Fish and chips, right on the seafront.
Middle of the road: The Terraces Bar & Grill. Overlooking Brighton Pier, this beach-chic restaurant with panoramic views serves fresh Mediterranean inspired cuisine all day.
Splash the cash: The Restaurant at Drake’s. In the heart of one Brighton’s most luxurious boutique hotels, this beautiful restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Star nine years in a row.
No visit is complete without a leisurely stroll down along the famous Pier promenade. Lose an afternoon in the amusement arcades or take a whirl on the ferris wheel.
Brighton and Hove is also home to an impressive 98 parks, including six with Green Flag awards, making it the perfect place to share a picnic.