Brighton is the most vibrant seaside resort in England and a high point of any visit to the region. It is a thriving cosmopolitan city with a Bohemian spirit. It really comes to life in the summer months when tourists, students, and weekenders from London explore the city’s famous nightlife, summer festivals, and trendy restaurants. The main festival is the three week long Brighton Festival held every May which is the biggest arts festival in Britain after Edinburgh. It attracts theater, dance, music, and comedy performers from around the world. The city’s must-see attraction is the Royal Pavilion, a glittering palace that belonged to Prince George, then King George IV. It is considered one of the most decadent buildings in England. Inside you can visit the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery with a nice collection of 20th century art as well as a respectable gallery of world art. If you want to experience a gaudy side of Brighton, then you can’t miss the Brighton Pier. There are plenty of carnival style rides and arcades to keep you entertained.