Melbourne is described as the most European city in Australia. It’s all about the restaurants, bars and events. It’s arty and quirky. The weather is extremely changeable and not as hot as you’d think for Australia. I lived there for 2 years and have plenty of suggests for a long weekend in Melbourne.
Arrive hungry and expect to leave with a hangover
Bars and restaurants
Melbourne street art
St Kilda is worth a visit. It’s along the bay and has a relaxed beach-side feel… but also a seeder side. You can easily spend a day here with great restaurants and bars plus the option of a seaside stroll. Plenty of backpackers base themselves here at the start. To visit, take a tram and get off at Luna Park. You need to buy a Myki card at a train station or 7-eleven before getting on the tram.
I think of north Melbourne as the trendy part with plenty of skinny jeans, tattoos and big beards. Take a tram to Brunswick street and walk between Gertrude street and Alexander Parade. Parallel is Smith street which is equally interesting. There is plenty of street art in this area too.
As this is just about a long weekend, I won’t go into the other suburbs. If you are in Melbourne longer, it’s worth exploring Prahran, Richmond, Northcote, Brunswick and Williamstown.
You’ll arrive home poorer
There is plenty to do in Melbourne.
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