The leafy town of Hove offers several beautiful parks and gardens, one of the finest of which is Hove Park.
The park is criss-crossed by many paved walkways, which makes it popular with joggers and dog-walkers, and is also home to many sporting facilities such as tennis courts, football pitches, a bowling green, a natural climbing wall and a basketball court. Hove Park also plays host to a charming ride-on miniature railway that is open throughout the summer months, attracting children and adults alike.
Another green space in Hove that is well worth a visit is St Ann's Well Gardens, which is home to a plethora of fine native and more exotic trees and shrubs. These gardens also offer a large fish pond, a high-quality cafe with stunning views and even a scented garden to tantalise the senses.
Ramblers will appreciate the spectacular views available along the miles of footpath that make up the Monarch's Way, part of which makes its way from the South Downs through the town of Hove to the coast and eventually along to its terminus at Brighton Pier.
The town is home to many charming independent shopping areas which, within the more open boulevards of Hove, offer a more relaxed retail experience than the narrow and bustling streets and alleyways of Brighton. This atmosphere is exemplified by the tranquil Regency splendour of the Brunswick area of Hove, which is generally thought of as the most fashionable part of town and is centred around the impressive open space of Brunswick Square.