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Brighton for a holiday?

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balzamico · 24/01/2021 09:06

We have two teens who find our idea of a Uk holiday (scenery, beach walks, pubs and good dinners) BORING.
They'd prefer a city break, we've had great weekends in London, Edinburgh and York and we're wondering if Brighton might provide a good balance.
I've never been so have no idea what it's like, so all advice welcome please

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SJaneS49 · 24/01/2021 14:40

Not been on a mini break but I’ve lived in Brighton, studied in Brighton and DD1 lives there now.

When are you thinking of going? Like any seaside town, it’s better in spring/summer rather than staggering along the seafront with the wind coming off the sea.

It’s not a cheap break accommodation wise. It might be tempting to stay somewhere further out to save on accommodation costs but central would be better. It’s got quite a lot of appeal for young people - not sure what word to use other than ‘cool’ but it’s got the edge of London with a more laid back vibe. If they like retro and vintage they’d like the North Lanes - full of vintage shops and vegan cafe’s. The South Lanes tends to be where tourists go - lots of antique shops and chain restaurants.

The Pavilion is worth paying to get into - it’s very kitsch! The other place tourists tend to go is the Pier which has a funfair at the end.

Brighton is a bit grungey, alternate and arty- you know your two so know best if they’d like that!

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balzamico · 24/01/2021 14:55

Thanks sounds perfect for dd 16. Ds13 is easier to please frankly so all would be good. We've looked at Airbnb, loads of funky looking flats to stay in.

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ThatVeganFeminist · 24/01/2021 14:58

Brighton would be great for a city break once the weather is nicer and assuming things are open!

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GreekOddess · 24/01/2021 15:06

I love Brighton but I think one night is enough.

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Georgyporky · 25/01/2021 16:54

We stayed 3 days in early Dec - just about long enough.
We had difficulty booking dinner on the Saturday - all the places we wanted were fully booked.
Agree about the Pavillion- there's a free app that is useful
Parking is £25 per day

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fuzzyduck1 · 01/02/2021 07:28

Went in March a few years ago and it was bitterly cold!
But lots to see and keep you amused whatever age.

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