This warm abode of Brighton is a delightful place to visit in United States. The nearest major city to Brighton is Saint Louis. Add Saint Louis to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Gateway Arch, Saint Louis Zoo, City Museum. Also, to reach Brighton, you'll have to take a flight to Saint Louis; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Brighton are of 1-2 days.
Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!