A Trip to Sydney
There comes a time in anyone’s life when you need to make a change, get a break from everyday routine and go somewhere you have never been before. Sydney certainly is one of those places whose attractiveness guarantees that you will have a great time and recharge your batteries, regardless of the preferences you may have. Shopping, beaches, sports, culture, nature, you name it. However, be prepared that no matter how long your vacation is, it is not enough time to fully explore Sydney. That is why we prepared this outline of things to do and see in order to make the most of your visit to Sydney.
Sydney is a cultural centre of Australia and a city that lives culture throughout the year. There are numerous festivals, such as Corroboree Sydney, Sydney Festival and Sydney Mardi Gras, to name just a few. Other site that should not be missed is the famous Sydney Opera House known worldwide for its seashell shape. Its cultural influence is so big that it became a UNESCO world heritage site. However, this is not the only cultural site of Sidney. There is also the State Theatre and the Sydney Theatre Company, all being world’s famous venues. If you want to learn about the history of Australia, Aboriginal Heritage Museum is a place you simply have to visit. Art galleries, museums, concert venues and architectural specifics are topics that deserve a special article, which you will certainly notice once you spend some time there.
If you concentrate on downtown Sydney, Leafy Centennial Parklands, The Royal Botanic Gardens and Hyde Park are not to be missed. Once you are here, the feeling of being completely separated from the hectic city is unforgettable. If you want to go outside downtown limits, Sidney Harbor and it inner islands will fascinate you, so will the world’s second oldest national park, the Royal National Park, located just a short drive from the city. If you prefer to explore pure nature sites, The Blue Mountains, with their outdoor activities offer of hiking, canyoning and bushwalks never left anyone unsatisfied.
Less than 10 kilometers east of Sydney you will find a sports Mecca. The City of Randwick, also known as the Sports Coast is a unique place with nearly as 13 million visitors a year. Not accidentally, of course. It has a 30km long coastline consisting of 10 beaches and numerous recreation facilities. Apart from water sports, such as snorkeling, diving, sailing, water skiing and any other imaginable water sport, there are famous golf turfs, cricket and rugby stadiums. So, you can enjoy professional matches, too. Randwick is also a great place to base your self in. Do not let the number of visitors scare you, finding accommodation in Randwick is an easy task, the offer is great and suitable to all preferences. I personally always preferred boutique hotels, and for me it’s no wonder that some of the best boutique hotels in Sydney can be found in Randwick. This part of Sydney has the same seductive vibe that can be experienced in boutique hotels – that amazing blend of elegant, stylish architecture and an atmosphere that is very intimate and friendly.
If you do not find it in Sydney, you hardly will anywhere else in the world. Westfield Sydney,
Queen Victoria Building and The Strand Arcade, among others, offer anything you can think of in terms of designer clothes and famous brands. If you are more into alternative or vintage fashion, Sydney street markets will not disappoint you.
In conclusion, whatever you like, Sidney can offer – from tourists who love adventure travel and travel the world in search for places to do sports, to those who enjoy culture, museums, classical music and art, Australia, and, to be more precise, Sidney, has a lot to offer. Whatever the reason you may have for visiting Sydney, we are absolutely certain that you will leave with your heart and mind full. And you will surely be back. That is, if you ever leave.
About Author: Sylvie Dubois is a 32 year old beautician born in Grenoble, France. Due to her profession, she is interested in health and skin care. She is also passionate about travel and loves reading. Sylvie decided to start blogging in order to share her various passions with the world, and she likes writing articles both in French and in English.