With its vibrant culture and interesting heritage, Melbourne certainly deserves a spot in everyone’s travel bucket lists. This Australian city wouldn’t be named “most livable city in the world” for seven years for nothing.
Here are four things one can do to make the most of their vacation in Melbourne:
Explore its diverse food scene
One of the best things about Melbourne is the abundance of gourmet restaurants and cheap eats. It is home to laneways and arcades lined with trendy cafes, bars, and restaurants that serve all kinds of cuisine to satisfy your cravings. So whether you’re looking for a yummy plate of pasta, a cup of great-tasting coffee, or even a delicious glass of wine, the streets of Melbourne offer everything you want at any time of day.
Photo walk along the streets filled with art
Melbourne also prides itself with a thriving art scene that is seen even on the streets. Alleyways and walls decorated with graffiti and underground art galleries have become a must-see for tourists. To get a glimpse of some of Melbourne’s best street art, make your way to Hosier Lane, Flinders Court, Union Lane, and Russell Place.
Enjoy events and festivals
With various theaters, museums, and live music venues, Melbourne is easily Australia’s cultural hub. The city is always buzzing with different activities that cater to visitors’ interests—from fashion and art, to film and music, and even sports. If you’re a tennis fan, you can catch the Australian Open in January and watch your favorite athletes in action.
Go on a shopping spree
What’s a trip out of the country without splurging on the best fashion items and pasalubongs for your loved ones? Melbourne is one of the cities where you can shop until you drop with the abundance of shopping centers and thrift stores where you can purchase items on a bargain. If you’re the adventurous type, you can discover hidden gems in the boutiques and outlets you can find tucked in the inner streets.
More Filipinos can explore Victoria’s state capital as low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific launched on Aug. 14 its new direct flights between Manila and Melbourne.
Cebu Pacific flies to Melbourne three times a week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday to bring more local travelers to the land of many wonders.
Go to cebupacificair.com for more information.