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What Are the Things To Do in Brighton?

With a vibrant food culture, a dynamic art community, and many excellent restaurants, it’s easy to see why Brighton is one of the UK’s most popular destinations of all time.

There’s a lot of nice stuff to do in Brighton if you want to get away from the city.  Diverse, colorful, enjoyable, and free, Brighton provides the vitality of a community with the freedom of the sea.

So if you’re taking a day trip, it’s best to be on one of Brighton’s many transportation lines, including the Brighton & Hove Ferry and the Brighton Waterway.

Brighton is one of Britain’s sunniest cities, offering something in all aspects of life. For 200 years, every summer, Brighton beaches, and walks have teemed with visitors.  Lovely beaches, quiet green areas, wonderful views, there is so much more to explore.

Let’s take a look at some of the best things to do in Brighton, beginning with the iconic beach.

This cool resort on the south coast of England is a great place to stay, with gorgeous beaches, decent food, and a range of activities for all ages.  You can tell that this is always going to be at the top of your Brighton Beach list, so it’s one of those perfect reasons to visit Brighton.

Brighton Beach is a pebble beach with safe shallow water that is awarded the Blue Flag and also has a variety of pubs, restaurants, and cafes to experience Brighton’s nightlife.

A day at the beach is not complete without heading to Brighton ‘s Palace Pier and experiencing the view.  The jetty offers spectacular sea views in all directions and has many rides, cafes, and bars.

Opened in 1992, this area is well-known for its fishing communities, where locals sell locally caught fish and shellfish and a popular smokehouse in the neighborhood. It’s a popular tourist attraction with a great boardwalk where kids can play at the arcade and enjoy exciting rides.

As every Briton will tell you, there’s nothing like relaxing in a blue and white striped deck chair, enjoying the view of the sunset.

Enjoy the moment in the sun lounger and savor a freshly baked donut, a hot dog, or a delightful cup of coffee.  It’s almost impossible to visit Brighton and get away from its 8-mile long seafront promenade, boasting of great restaurants, pubs, stores, markets, live music, and shops.

Brighton is home to a super awesome observation tower right on the seafront. One of the best attractions to explore in Brighton is the i360 observation tower.

The i360 is owned by British Airways and is one of the grandest viewing sites in the UK.  After exploring the i360 and its great gift shop, grab some fish and chips and stroll through Brighton’s historic city centre.

There are also several Brighton boutiques and galleries to visit.

On the seafront, you’ll find the Brighton Art Museum and Gallery, and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, as well as some other galleries and shops.

The Brighton Art Museum and Gallery is one of the favorite features to visit in Brighton if you want to immerse yourself in a little bit of culture.  These charming museums on Brighton Pier celebrate the history of Brighton and Hove, from its origins to its present day.

You can visit the Museum of Modern Art in Hove too, this is Brighton’s oldest museum and one of Britain’s largest art galleries. The museum has a wide range of artifacts from the city’s past.

In North Laine, you will find a place curated by artists such as David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Paul Gauguin, and many others.  You can also take a guided tour of the streets of Brunswick Square in Hove or take a guided tour of the city centre and its attractions.

The Lanes is a great place to shop, eat, and explore, with a wide selection of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops.  For an authentic Brighton experience, try one of the many vegetarian restaurants in the area or visit the famous Choccywocccydoodah shop.

Brighton is a fantastic city for comedy, with comedy shows at the Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe and selected student discounts.  Whether you want to see a fringe comedy or one of Britain’s biggest acts, you’ll find something that suits you.

Brighton is indeed a place worth visiting!

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