Ultimate Weekend Escape In Melbourne
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Start your day with a hearty breakfast at one of Melbourne’s famous laneway cafes. The city is renowned for its coffee culture, so make sure you order a latte or flat white to kick start your day. One of the best places to grab breakfast is at Hardware Societe, located in the heart of the city’s laneways. This French-inspired cafe offers a range of delicious dishes, including their famous baked eggs.
Hardware Societe, Melbourne
After breakfast, head to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) to check out some of the world’s most stunning art. The NGV is home to an impressive collection of over 75,000 works, ranging from contemporary art to ancient artefacts. Don’t miss the current exhibition, “KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness”, featuring the iconic characters of street artist KAWS.
National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne
Next up, take a stroll through Melbourne’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. This 38-hectare park is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy nature. Take a picnic and enjoy the sunshine or simply relax on the grass and soak up the tranquil atmosphere. Don’t forget to check out the beautiful ornamental lake and the stunning floral displays.
Royal Botanic Victoria Melbourne Gardens
Photo by Simona Sergi on UnsplashIn the evening, head to Chinatown for a delicious dinner. Melbourne’s Chinatown is the oldest in Australia and is home to some of the city’s best Chinese restaurants. Try the famous dumplings at Shanghai Street or indulge in some spicy Sichuan cuisine at Dainty Sichuan. After dinner, head to one of Melbourne’s rooftop bars for a drink with a view. Check out Rooftop at QT for stunning views of the city skyline.
Start your day with a trip to the iconic Queen Victoria Market. This historic market is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and is home to over 600 traders. Browse through the stalls and pick up some souvenirs, fresh produce or sample some of Melbourne’s famous street food.
Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Next, head to St Kilda, one of Melbourne’s most popular beachside suburbs. Take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the beautiful views of Port Phillip Bay. Don’t miss a visit to Luna Park, an iconic amusement park that has been entertaining visitors since 1912. Try your luck at the carnival games or take a ride on the famous Scenic Railway rollercoaster.
Luna Park, Melbourne
sPhoto by Reki woo on UnsplashFor lunch, head to Fitzroy, one of Melbourne’s trendiest suburbs. This eclectic neighbourhood is home to some of the city’s best cafes and restaurants. Try the famous vegan burgers at Smith & Daughters or indulge in some Middle Eastern cuisine at Tahina Bar. After lunch, explore the unique street art and boutique stores that line the streets of Fitzroy.
Smith & Daughters, Melbourne
In the evening, head to one of Melbourne’s famous theatres to catch a show. The city has a thriving theatre scene, with a range of productions to suit every taste. Check out the current shows at the Princess Theatre or the Comedy Theatre for a night of laughter.
End your weekend with a nightcap at one of Melbourne’s speakeasy bars. These hidden gems offer a unique experience, with secret entrances and innovative cocktails. Try The Everleigh, a classic 1920s-inspired bar, or The Attic, a rooftop bar with stunning views of the city.
Melbourne truly has it all – from stunning parks to thriving nightlife. Whether you’re a foodie, art lover or beach bum, this city has something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Book your weekend escape to Melbourne now.
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-Calvin, Tripio Guru
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