Situated amid some of the finest countryside the south of England has to offer, the coastal town of Worthing has all the ingredients for that traditional seaside experience - sun (sometimes!), sea, sand, fish and chips, even beach-huts.
Being, as it is, on the coast, there is a wide range of water-sports to choose from - anything from sailing to kite-surfing - or you could simply lie on the beach and watch the world go by.
Worthing also has a plethora of open spaces and wooded areas to relax in, the sheer horticultural variety of Highdown or Denton ornamental gardens are a particular draw for visitors, as is the popular local golf course.
Full of interesting artifacts and centrally located, the Worthing Museum and Gallery is well worth a visit - it plots the town's history via Saxons and Romans back to its Stone Age fishing village roots, as well as highlighting the best of local art.
Worthing's three main theatres - The Connaught, The Pavilion and The Assembly Hall - alongside smaller local venues, offer a wide range of music, drama and cinema all year round; there really is something for all the family to enjoy, from fairy-tales to gritty realism.
Just north of the town is one of the region's most spectacular sights: the remains of the largest Iron-Age hill-fort in Britain, the Cissbury Ring, which offers views over Worthing to the sea and is home to a myriad of rare flora and fauna.
Worthing is easily accessible by road and rail from London and surrounding towns, and both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are a stone's throw away, as are many of the south coast's ferry ports.