To be honest, there are very few cities that can be enjoyed in winters and they too can only be fun if you like winter sports. The best time to visit a country is either during spring or summer. Though, I think we can all agree that summers are more doable for traveling. Melbourne is great all year long, but summers may just be the best season to make your way down to this exotic and vibrant city. Following are the top 10 ways to enjoy a Melbourne summer.
Open Air cinema nights are the perfect entertainment on a warm Melbourne night. Buy yourself popcorns, refreshments and watch a classic movie under the stars. It is quite a magical experience.
Mid-summer sales season is the best time to be in Melbourne. If you are lucky enough to be in the city when such a sale is on, don’t miss the opportunity to stock up and update your wardrobe. The top places for shopping are Queen Victoria Market, Collins Street, Melbourne Central, Chapel Street, South Melbourne Market, Swanston Street, and Bourke Street Mall.
Melbourne is home to numerous cool and fun rooftop bars. Drinks and a spectacular view, what else would anyone want? The best bars include Goldilocks, Bomba, Siglo and Madame Brussels. At these bars, you get to interact with the locals and you never know, you might just end up with a new friend.
Head down to the National Gallery of Victoria to discover and view fascinating art by different renowned artists from all over the world. This museum stands to be the oldest public art museum in Melbourne and its collection is one that is worth seeing.
Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens that are popularly known all across the world. This landscaped garden has more than 10000 species of plants. The roses, ancient trees and pathways through thick vegetation make the place beautiful and interesting. Under the shade of a tree, a picnic won’t be a bad idea at all.
One of the best parts of Melbourne is that it is home to amazing cafes and restaurants. To eat top quality dishes, have yummy smoothies, delicious desserts and try out unique tastes, make sure you visit Manchester Press, Affogato Espresso Bar, Mart 130, Le Petite Bourke, Decoy Café, Ganache Chocolate and the Boatbuilders Yard.