If you are lucky enough to have an opportunity to spend time in one of the world’s most vibrant, astonishing cities, and unlucky to have only a single day there, then you need a proper plan to spend your limited time in the most notable places and not miss out some of its greatest spots.
Here’s your ultimate guide on how to create a perfect sleepless day-long adventure through Sydney and experience this incredible city in a unique way!
Get Into The Surfing Buzz!
The quintessence of life in Sydney is their rich, coastal experience, starting from their Bronte to Bondi walk that will give you only a glimpse of their natural beauty, and should you stay an hour or two with the locals on the beach, don’t miss out on their morning surfs in the rising sun and a refreshing drink in one of their beachside bars and restaurants.
If you pick the right timing for your coastal walk, you might even go for whale watching if your visit is anytime during their annual migration, since some of their astounding viewpoints will give you a clear view of the ocean. Afterwards, you can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art to catch a more cultural wave and see some of its well-known aboriginal and international artwork.
Don’t Skip The Brunch
An increasingly popular trend among Aussies, brunch is becoming their staple daily meal, treated as almost sacred in some of their finest restaurants. You can take your pick from the rugged barbecue places, to more sophisticated, but surprisingly down-to-earth locations teeming with the locals, or you can try some of their eclectic fusions of traditional and international cuisine.
Whatever your choice is, be bold, and don’t skip their wine, because Australia boasts a unique approach to wine making and their versatile tastes will go with almost any dish you choose. Take a quick break from your city exploration with a slice of pizza at Frankie’s or a blues session in Chester White managed by two gents, Nick and Stu, for a manly carnivore meal with a glass of their finest vino.
Take A Walk On The Wild Side
Yes, you absolutely need to see the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, but what Australia is tremendously proud of is their pristine nature and wildlife. From well-cared for parks such as the Centennial Park with many historic features, and serene spots, you can enjoy the tranquil sun, stunning aviary life, a cycling session or perhaps a stroll through the labyrinth.
What’s a visit to Sydney without your own encounter with the koalas and kangaroos? The Taronga Zoo is the perfect place to have a spectacular view of the entire city and observe some of Australia’s most curious and friendly animals.
Taste The Nightlife of Sydney
A visit to an exquisite restaurant adored by the locals for an authentic happy hour in Sydney is the ideal way to kick-start your evening city adventure. From dazzling locations in nature and on the beaches, to urban, contemporary corners, you can take your pick from Sydney’s versatile palette of bars, restaurants, cafes and clubs.
Sydney’s CBD and Darling Harbour are true hotspots for low-key cocktail evenings in bars such as Ivy, nightlong parties with multiple DJs at Chinese Laundry, live gigs at some of their smaller venues such as the Mojo Record bar or stand-up comedy shows at the Happy Endings comedy club a minute away from Kings Cross station.
A lifetime in Australia is not enough to explore and experience all of its natural and man-made wonders, let alone a single day spent in one of its most iconic cities. Enjoy your brief visit and make the most of it by taking the time to visit some of its most spectacular sights that will inspire at least one more (hopefully longer) visit in the future!
Features Writer; Peter Minkoff
Peter is a a men's grooming & fashion writer at The Beard Mag & High Street Gent magazines from UK. Beside writing he worked as a menswear fashion stylist for many fashion events around UK & Europe! His future plans are in creating a personal blog for men's grooming!
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