Why Brighton is the perfect destination for your girl’s summer staycation
Are you planning a girl’s holiday this summer? With covid restrictions finally coming to end, it is the perfect time to get together with your group of besties and enjoy a weekend away. Although jumping on a flight is tempting, Brighton offers a great alternative without the hassle of security queues and 100ml toiletry restrictions.
Brighton has great transport links and can easily be reached via train from anywhere in the UK – perfect for if you are all coming together from opposite sides of the country. The train station is also very centrally located, ideal for heading straight to brunch as soon as you arrive.
Brighton arguably has some of the best brunch spots in the UK. Whether you’re looking for bottomless brunch, a vegan gluten free feast or a traditional full English, Brighton has got you covered. Redroaster, Training Post Coffee and Moshka Coffee are some of the top places on offer, but there are easily enough options to keep you fed all summer long.
It’s impossible to talk about Brighton without mentioning their beautiful beaches. The three beaches it boasts are just another reason why Brighton is a fantastic location for a girl’s holiday. After a boozy brunch, a late night out or a long day of shopping, the beach is the perfect place to relax and take in the weekend. Not only does the beach offer stunning views, there are also lots of lovely restaurants and bars to visit, and of course the Brighton pier for fun that rivals any night out and is great for a dose of nostalgia.
Chances are if you’ve heard of Brighton you’ve heard of The Lanes, Brighton’s selection of independent shops and boutiques. An afternoon can very easily be lost exploring the Lanes with your girls. The Lanes aren’t the only shops Brighton have on offer, there is also Churchill Square Shopping Centre which has also all your high street favourites.
Although Brighton is well known (and rightly so) for its clubbing scene, it also has a lot of culture to offer. The Royal Pavilion near the sea front dates back to the 18th century and it is definitely worth a visit.
Brighton Fringe, the largest open-access arts festival in England, runs annually between May and June – a must visit if your girl’s trip coincides with these dates.
If you aren’t visiting until later in the Summer, the famous Brighton Pride takes place in August and offers events for all from Pride in the Park to the Pride Dog Show.
It is fair to say that no matter how long you stay in Brighton there will always be more to discover, and it’s bound to draw you back year on year.