Last weekend was spent by the sea in Brighton, with my hubby and it was lovely. I really didn’t want to leave! Brighton has so many things to see and do, if you choose to travel there for a “dirty weekend” or just to enjoy the sights. If you are lucky it will be sunny and you can also enjoy a bit of relaxation on the beach, listening to the sound of the waves. I arrived on Friday night and left on Sunday and although we didn’t get to stay for too long, it was enough to see and do a few things. Here’s a few illustrated suggestions of what you too can do:
You can walk along the beach and take in the views of the sea.
Enjoy the lovely architecture on the sea front. Mr D and I are Art Deco aficionados so we end up playing ‘Spot the Art Deco Building’ game.
Watch the seagulls. There’s so many of them everywhere and they are very lively!
Go on the ferris wheel to enjoy a whole new different perspective of Brighton, narrated by Steve Coogan. It cost us £18 for the both of us but as it wasn’t too busy we got to go around a few times and you get to see stunning views like the one below:
Go walking on the Pier (seen above) and get some candy from the old little shops. I love the fact that the quaint shops and the whole structure are still original.
Have your fortune read in the tarot cards while sitting inside a gypsy cart.
Take time to wander the streets and lanes. There’s plenty of interesting details everywhere as well as all types of shops and foods.
Visit the Royal Pavilion, built in the Indo-Saracenic style that was popular in India throughout the 19th century.
Walk around the Pavilion, enjoy the lovely gardens and see the little animals.
Enjoy the beautiful and colourful flowers in the gardens, before visiting the Brighton Museum & Art Galleries. More on that on my next post.
Say hello to nice and beautiful kitty cats. As a future crazy cat lady this is obviously a point of attraction.
Look for the interesting graffiti scattered around town. There’s lots of beautiful street art everywhere!
If it’s sunny, lie on the beach and take a nap. It’s the best way of recharging your batteries ever.
Look for the pretty pebbles at the beach.
Buy a colourful plastic toy to take home with you as a souvenir!
We didn’t want to leave but the time came eventually. Before you do, take some time to appreciate the beautiful 19th century iron work on the train station’s structure.
There is plenty more to see and do, if you have more time. There are lots of restaurants and bars, with affordable choices that won’t leave you wanting for more. Have you been to Brighton yet? What is your favourite thing to do there?