Things To Do In Sydney (Australia)
Sydney (Australia) is a great vacation spot for people and can be visited all around the year. There is something for everyone including a great shopping marketplace, fine dining restaurants, exciting sports and great art events like the Sydney Writer's Festival , Sydney Film Festival, the City2Surf events etc.
In summer the city gears up for the Christmas, New Year's Eve and a season of exciting sports like golf, tennis, cricket, etc. Sydney is also famous for its beaches which feature great waves to rock pools, cafes shady picnic spots, etc. Also some of its best dining places are near the beach.
Arts and Culture - Sydney has blockbuster exhibitions, museums which showcase seafaring history, contemporary art, aboriginal art and interactive science displays. Performing arts attract visitors to venues like Sydney Opera House, The State Theater etc. Sydney's summer wouldn't be complete without the Sydney Festival which hosts a large number of concerts from international artists, eclectic theater, indigenous performances, burlesque circus among others.
The Fine Dine - Sydney hosts a number of boutique cafes, casual pubs, and fine dining restaurants which will treat you with mouth watering foods. Sydney has three restaurants in the S.Pellegrino's World's Best Restaurants namely Tetsuya's, Marque and Quay. Farmers markets and other such food events lets you to explore the local produce and have short cooking classes which turns you into a master chef, a perfect gift for food lovers.
Nature and parks - With its rich environment, green landscapes, pockets of rainforests Sydney becomes a perfect spot for nature lovers to explore, especially in summer. Sydney harbor has many small islands which can be explored with water taxis and ferry. South of the city, a few miles down lies Royal National Park which is a very good tourist spot. Along with this to the west there is the 'Blue Mountains' which is a world heritage area which is a easy 90 minute drive from Sydney.
Shopping and Fashion - Are you a shopaholic? Then Sydney will be one of the best places for you. At the city center Westfield Sydney has sensational shopping area. Walk by the historic Strand Arcade or Queen Victoria Building which hosts a number of popular local and international brands. King and Elizabeth streets hosts world's famous designer brands while two of the largest departmental stores of Australia - Myer and David Jones - house a number of top brands along with a stylist to help you choose an outfit according to your tastes.
Beaches - With so many bays and beaches around Sydney, most sydneysiders love spending a part of summer in the homes. Start your perfect day with a jog around the beach or a leisure walk and have a cup of coffee in the beach side cafes. There are many secret beaches too near the harbor which are perfect spots for your picnics. If you plan for some action then there is surfing and scuba diving for you. There are also a number of water sports like sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or high speed jet boating.
Family and kids - There are a number of attractive and interesting spots around the city like the Taronga zoo, WILDLIFE Sydney, Manly SEA LIFE sanctuary, etc. These spots form a reason for tourists to throng in with their families to spend their vacations.
I hope you have a chance to experience these highlights of Sydney during your next visit.