Visit the colorful seaside resort of Brighton
Brighton is an entertaining seaside resort with a history of "dirty weekends" and exciting scandals. Ever since the Prince Regent took to holidaying here with his mistress in the 1770s, the place has become a day-tripping favorite with many Londoners. While it once lurked behind a cloud of disrespectful seediness, it has in more recent times emerged as not only a fashionable sea-side resort with a focus on satisfying ones wants, but also one of the country's main gay centers. This has resulted in a lively night scene as well as an annual music and arts festival which takes place every May.
Brighton has a number of attractions which via for attention. One might start a visit to the town with a walk along the four-mile long pebbled beach or promenade which can be combined with a walk through the Palace Pier amusement arcade. After that, one might choose to get settled in at one of the many Brighton hotels where they can leave their baggage and head out for other forms of entertainment. While many a day will likely be filled with shopping in Brighton and a few meals at some of the colorful Brighton restaurants, the nights are usually spent at the many nightclubs which dot the town. The town is also home to Brighton University which maintains the large student population in the town.
Once you've shopped and clubbed till you've dropped, Brighton has many more things to do. For the more adventurous the old Volks Railway - which is home to the first electric train in the country - runs to the Marina and the nudist beach daily. Or you can take the time to seek inspiration in the form of the brooding West Pier. The pier was severely damaged in World War II and was then severed from the mainland by a hurricane only to end up devastated by fire. Its haunting figure is definitely picture worthy albeit through a strong camera lens. The Royal Pavilion which was built for the Prince Regent, is a colorful cluster of pagodas, minarets and domes and makes for interesting sight-seeing. For the art lovers, Brighton's Museum and Art Gallery is a must see. The Lanes - a well preserved section of the town's original narrow alleys and fishing port homes - are also worth a stop. Whether you are looking for a fun-filled weekend or an adventurous holiday spot, Brighton may just be the spot you are searching for.