The Melburnians certainly don’t take their glorious city for granted. From cultured arts to sporting activities and scenic places to shopping malls, Melbourne is a city with many layers and facets. Whether its fine dining at the arts centre or sipping a latte at a hipster bar, the city promises loads of fun and activities. Furthermore, doing as the locals do in Melbourne will ensure there is never a dull moment in this vibrant city.
Have Brunch at Degraves Street
Checking out Degraves Street is a must-do in Melbourne. Located right near Flinders Street Station, Degraves Street is lined with boutique cafes and Italian restaurants waiting to serve you. With delicious treats ranging from scones and calzones and beverages ranging from iced tea to cappuccino, few places provide a more quintessentially Melbourne experience than Degraves Street.
Enjoy a drink at Lucky Coq on Chapel Street
One of the most thriving, bustling streets in Windsor, Chapel Street offers many sensory treats. Among them is the Lucky Coq, an iconic pizza bar located smack in the middle of Chapel Street, which locals love to throng. With a range of unique cocktails on offer, this charming bar is also nicely furnished with leather sofas and boasts a lantern-lit rooftop lounge. The pizzas are delicious and reasonably priced. Don’t miss the poncho pizza and chocolate pizza; real Melbourne delights!
Spend an afternoon in St Kilda
St Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne, is a treasure trove of delights and boasts some of Melbourne’s most famous tourist attractions including Luna Park – the historic amusement park – Acland Street, the Esplanade Hotel, and Fitzroy Street. It is also home to St Kilda Beach, Melbourne’s most well-known beach. An easy drive from the city, it is best to hire a car at Melbourne with Hertz to make the most of the day with family and friends at St Kilda. St. Kilda is loved by tourists and locals alike.
Visit the MCG
Whether you are a cricket fanatic or not, the MCG or Melbourne Cricket Ground is a much-revered sporting centre in this vibrant city. With cricket taking place in the summer and AFL or the Australian Football League playing from April to October, you will always find a good reason to visit the sporting grounds. Even if there are no games being played, the MCG is a great place for sports lovers to visit, what with plaques and memorabilia from sporting events of the past displayed around the grounds.
Melbourne is a culturally inclined and arts-loving city. This is best exemplified by the Melbourne Arts Precinct, a series of galleries, performing arts venues and spaces loved by the local population in Melbourne. The precinct is situated near St Kilda Road. Catch international ballet stars in famous productions at the home of the Australian Ballet or see the artists of future in training at the Victorian College of the Arts. Saunter around before your show begins and witness the iconic Arts Centre spire, the NGV’s famed water wall, the glowing tubes adorning the theatre company, and the honeycomb façade of the recital centre.