With Valentines Day fast approaching many couple's thoughts turn to getting away for a romantic weekend by the seaside. What better place to head to for a Valentines weekend escape but to the vibrant city by the sea that is Brighton!
Brighton is a very popular destination for people wanting a weekend away by the sea simply because this city is an all-year-round attraction where romantic couples, hipsters, families, hippies and drag queens all happily merge together in one huge melting pot.
You can stroll along the seafront or potter around the streets and see the most amazing sights that would be really unusual anywhere else in the UK, but in Brighton no-one bats an eyelid. Nothing is unusual in Brighton, and that's why it makes such a relaxed place to spend a romantic Valentines weekend away.
The city by the sea has an amazing mix of bright lights, interesting characters and a vibrant vibe that is all inclusive and very friendly. It is a place where you can relax and let your guard down and makes an ideal tonic to get away from all the stresses and strains of your regular life at home.
Brighton's offbeat history
Brighton is unlike any other seaside town in the UK because it has a long history of accepting the unusual and extraordinary. From the first daring Victorian sea bathers exposing their ankles to the world to the very lavish and over the top Indo-Chinese design and décor that comes with the Royal Pavilion, to the high population of artists and 50's theatre 'luvvies', Brighton really is a place where anything-goes!
You can really immerse yourself in the alternative vibe of the city with a casual stroll through the colourful streets of North Laine, as well as heading to the very hip Seven Dials.
Brighton restaurants and eating houses
What could be better for your Valentines weekend away that to spend a romantic evening in one of Brighton's amazing restaurants or eating places. As the city is right next to the sea you can quickly realise that if you are a seafood lover you couldn't pick a better place to spend your time. There are many local eating places that offer freshly caught fish and seafood dishes that taste out of this world.
If you want to really spoil your other half and treat them to a meal they shall never forget, then head out to etch on Church Road, Brighton & Hove for an absolutely amazing treat of either a six- or eight-course tasting menu that positively zing with flavour and use an unusual combination of ingredients not found anywhere else. Run by Masterchef winner Steven Edwards, you will be in for a very memorable Valentines Day celebratory meal. (Book early though as spaces quickly book up for Valentines Day).
What to do for your Valentines Weekend away
Start your morning off walking hand in hand with your loved one as you explore the many boho and indie shops that make up North Laine. There are lots of small, independent boutique shops that sell everything from kitsch and retro Sixties style goods to hand-crafted one off pieces of jewellery and craft items not found anywhere else in the country.
When you are feeling peckish, you can choose to grab some food from some of the most popular eating places in town. Look for Cin Cin Italian Bar & Kitchen on Vine Street if you fancy some of the most authentic tasting pastas in the city. You may have to queue for your food as this place is so popular, but if you don't fancy the wait then head to Queens Road for some amazing street food at the Street Diner in Brighthelm Gardens.
An afternoon on Brighton Beach
How can you stay in Brighton without paying a visit to its famous beach and seafront! It doesn't matter if the weather is blowing a gale, your romantic stroll won't get ruined by getting sand in your eyes. Brighton is well known for its pebbly beach and dramatic waves. You can wrap your arms around each other for a bracing walk that will really blow the cobwebs away as you pull your loved one closer for some shared warmth.
While you are strolling along the beach, make some time to take a 20-minute pod ride into the skies above Brighton with a visit to the British Airways i360 on the Lower Kings Road. You can experience some amazing views over Brighton and over towards the South Downs. Look out towards the rugged Seven Sisters cliffs for a moody shot with the swirling seas.
If you really want to splash out with your loved on for a truly memorable Valentines Day, then the i360 runs special Valentines Day dining events each year where you can truly dine amongst the stars. Early booking is essential if you don't want to miss out on this Valentines day treat.
Where to stay for your romantic Valentines escape
As to where you can stay for your Valentines retreat, then you couldn't choose anywhere better than the Queens Hotel because it is one of the best hotels in Brighton. Situated right on the famous Brighton seafront, you can benefit from a very comfortable and romantic panoramic seaview room that looks out over Brighton beach, the Palace Pier or West Pier.
Our luxurious hotel rooms are fully en-suite and have the latest LCD TV’s with Freeview channels, tea and coffee making facilities and a complimentary bottle of Queens Hotel purified water on arrival.
All of our guests are treated to a Free hot buffet breakfast included within their room rate, so if you fancy a lazy and romantic breakfast for Valentines Day – have it on us! When you book direct on our website you will also get 10% OFF food & beverage during your stay at our No1 Bar & Bistro with fantastic seafront views for guests staying in our booked rooms.
To book a hotel room or to discuss your holiday requirements, please call us on Freephone 0800 970 7570. Alternatively, please check the availability of our hotel rooms and book online.