Whether you’re planning a holiday or going on the business trip, if Sydney is your next destination, we can just say “You, lucky you!”. Although it’s not a capital, this metropolis has it all: numerous indoor and outdoor attractions, unique historical and contemporary landmarks, developed art and culture scene, impressive architecture and even more beautiful nature. Warm climate and relaxed city vibe will help you to adapt very quickly and a big offer of bars and restaurants of all kinds will show you how to party day and night.
This charismatic city, full of diversity, has so many features to offer; everyone will be able to find something for themselves. I’m going to reveal you some of them, helping you to get the best of your trip.
There are only a few cities in the world which have a natural asset like is Sydney harbor. Hundreds of kilometers of shoreline offer all kinds of entertainment – numerous beaches, national parks and historical landmarks. Once you’re here, you must visit famous Sydney Opera house, an impressive architecture design, inspired by sailboats. Check its repertoire, maybe you’ll find some concert or an opera to listen and create a remarkable memory. If not, you can also pick some of the Opera tours, like is The Backstage tour, which will reveal the magic behind the scenes.
You can also climb on the world’s biggest steel arch bridge, the Sydney Harbor Bridge or the “Coathanger”, how the locals call it and make sure you get not only the perfect view but also the perfect selfie.
Enjoy the view
If you want a bird’s eye perspective, don’t skip the Sydney Tower Eye, which will boost your adrenaline and give you a panoramic sight of the city, from the Pacific Ocean to the Blue Mountains. The best time to lift up at the height of the Eiffel Tower is just before the sunset, but, if you’re scared of heights, you can just enjoy the view from the safe place – a tower’s buffet, with the drink in your hand. For a different perspective, visit the Blackwattle Bay, amazing restaurant that offers mostly seafood, excellent wines and beautiful waterfront view. For the complete experience, I recommend you to use a water taxi to get to it.
Check out the beaches
Warm weather and refreshing water – it’s the base for the perfect vacation. But, just to be clear, forget about lazy lying on the sand and sunbathing. Sydney’s numerous beaches, known for the clean sand and water, like Bondi, Manly, Bronte, Coogee or Tamarama offer you much more, swimming, snorkeling, learning to surf, sailing lessons, taking long coastal walks, etc.
When you get tired from all these recreations, explore Darling Harbor – a pedestrian part of town (which tourists prefer more than Sydney harbor), where you can watch a movie on the largest screen in the world, shop, try out tenpin bowling, visit Chinese garden of friendship, enjoy street performances and many hype clubs, cafés and restaurants – like The Loft, designed in the glamorous ‘20’ style. If you would like to add a luxurious touch to your vacation, you can rent some fancy car at Sydney Luxury Car Rentals and visit the most extravagant places in Sydney like Quay and Aria.
Experience the nightlife of Sydney
For starters, if you want to have a romantic encounter, I recommend you Eau de Vie, a nice place in the French style. If you don’t mind crowded atmosphere, country music and stuffed animals on the walls, check out Shady Pines Saloon, a wild west-themed bar, which guarantees not only tasty meals but lots of fun, too. It may seem a bit tacky, but trust me, people, especially locals, love it. For a dinner, you can go to a modern designed place, called Reuben Hills in Surry Hills, that, with all its exposed bricks, tiles, wooden beams and soaring ceilings, may look like a warehouse, but offers more than just an industrial chic. Here you can try interesting meals, like a Dog’s breakfast – an ice-cream sandwich with salted caramel, or a Baleada, tortilla with a variety of fillings.
If you’re looking for more than a meal, check out Nomad, a restaurant that combines trendy industrial design and domestic, naturally grown food, prepared in a huge wood fire oven by old-fashion techniques. I recommend that you taste some of wine from their own cellar. For the perfect night ending – or beginning? – visit the Papa Gede’s – intimate cocktail bar with a mystical ambiance, a dark one, that is proven by its drinks, such as Buried alive or the Zombie, which are recommended by the owners to try out before you die. So, make sure you do.
These are just some of the numerous ways to experience Sydney. Consider each of them and try to find your unique approach to known this wonderful city and don’t forget that the most important thing is to relax and enjoy your journey while it lasts.