This Autumn we have been inspired by Brighton & Hove Albion’s historic promotion to the UEFA Europa League to try and score our own Brighton Goals.

However, some of you will have been viewing our content about Brighton & Hove Albion and will have been wondering why we keep saying Europa instead of Europe or pondering over who or what a UEFA could be? If this sounds like you then this is the Brighton Goals post, you have been waiting for.

The club has achieved a first this year and we believe that even people who are not interested in football will still be inspired by them. Whether you've never been to Brighton before or you've been a hundred times we're willing to bet there are things you’ve always meant to do or places you’ve intended to visit that you haven’t got around to yet. Well now is the time to do it, this season let’s all score our very own Brighton Goals!

As Senior Marketing Executive you may assume that I have seen and done everything Brighton has to offer but that’s not true as this is a city that always has something new, quirky, and different going on. So here are the Brighton Goals I’m hoping to score this season...

Shaun by the Sea

This is the third Wild in Art trail to take place in the city and I’m delighted to be able to say it’s the third one VisitBrighton has been involved with. I love these trails as from a work point-of-view they help us achieve a lot of our objectives and from a personal point of view they make me smile and they’re supporting the amazing Martlets. What more could you want? My goal is to see all of the large Shauns, if that’s your goal too then don’t forget to download the app to help you keep track. You can also vote for your favourite which is bound to be ‘A Round Brighton’ designed by Sam Bailey and sponsored by VisitBrighton 😉

Tutto & a show

I am lucky enough to be able to say I have dined at all of Tutto’s sister restaurants: The Coal Shed, The Salt Room, and Burnt Orange so I really need to complete the set with a meal at Tutto. Tutto is inspired by traditional Italian dining culture, and they have recently launched a new pre-theatre set menu which means I can score two goals in one evening. Brighton Dome have been renovating and restoring their Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre spaces and this autumn the two venues are back hosting an eclectic mix of events. So, after enjoying a pre-theatre menu at Tutto (2 courses £20 per person) I can head over to Brighton Dome for a night of comedy in one of the new spaces with Jordan Gray or John Robins.

Charleston Lewes

From sister restaurants to sister galleries! The fabulous Charleston has recently opened a gallery in the centre of Lewes and while I hardly need an excuse to visit lovely Lewes I’m looking forward to exploring this new space. I’m also thrilled to see that the launch of the gallery coincided with the launch of a new Sussex Art Shuttle making it easier for visitors to explore Sussex art galleries. The shuttle links visitors to both Charleston venues as well as the Seven Sisters and Towner Eastbourne which is currently hosting the Turner Prize 2023, best of all the bus is a bargain at only £2.50!

Leaf Peeping

You probably already enjoy leaf peeping even if you have never heard the term before. Essentially, it’s the name used to describe going to see the changing colours of the leaves during autumn. It’s one of my favourite things about this time of year but I don’t think I’ve ever been leaf peeping in Stanmer Park. I love visiting in the spring to see the bluebells but this season I want to see the yellows, oranges and reds on those big, beautiful trees. Brighton is a great base for fans of leaf peeping as in addition to the city’s own parks and green spaces you can also access Wakehurst, Leonardslee, Borde Hill and the South Downs National Park.

Sea Life Lates

Ok I’m aware this final goal is going to sound mean but I’m going to say it anyway. I want to visit the Sea Life without any children being there. I love visiting the aquarium as there is something very relaxing about watching the fishes gliding back and forth, however the soothing effect is lessened when there are kids running about. Yes, I know that makes me sound like the wicked witch but I’m clearly not the only one as I’m delighted to say Sea Life have introduced: Sea Life Lates aka adult-only evenings – hooray!

So, there you have it, these are the #BrightonGoals I’m hoping to score this season, what goals are you aiming for? Have you already scored any?





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