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Melbourne is a city of creativity and diversity with the finest to offer in food, shopping, sports, and entertainment. Whether you're visiting with friends or family, there's plenty of fun things to do in Melbourne, and plenty of great Melbourne hotels to suit your style and needs.
Best time to visit Melbourne
Melbourne weather is notoriously moody and prone to extremes. The best time to visit is Autumn (March to May) or Spring (September to November). During these months the weather tends to be more stable, and off-peak travel mitigates crowds. With this in mind Melbourne is home to many events, some of which may be hosted during peak travel times.
Getting around Melbourne
Trams are one of the easiest ways to get around Melbourne CBD with a reliable train system in place to reach some of the outer suburbs. There are of course also buses though these are a less popular choice. Make sure you purchase a Myki card and load it up with funds to access public transport. These can be found online or at convenience stores and train stations.
What to do in Melbourne?
Known throughout Australia as the hub of culture, Melbourne is home to non-stop festivals, renowned dining, art exhibitions, musical concerts, hidden laneways and sporting events. Whether you plan your visit to coincide with one of the city's many events, or you just stopped by, there's always something new and exciting to see in Melbourne.
Indoor things to do in Melbourne
Her Majesty's Theatre Experience the magic of a show at Her Majesty's Theatre. Revel in old-world class at this luxe 1,700 seat theatre and be transported by a play, opera, ballet or concert. Her Majesty's Theatre is centrally located making it easy to grab a drink and a bite to eat before or after a show. Shopping There is no shortage of places to shop in Melbourne. From Bourke Street Mall to boutique stores in Melbourne's many laneways, there's a shop and style for everyone. Melbourne CBD is a great place to start on your shopping journey. It's small enough to allow for most of it to be explored on foot with a couple of coffee breaks at one of the many cafes. Reading's Carlton For a more relaxed afternoon, stop by Readings' Carlton on Lygon Street, the most popular bookstore in Melbourne CBD.
Free things to do in Melbourne
Flinders Street Station Flinders Street Station is a must-see when you visit Melbourne. The iconic building is the epitome of Melbourne and is centrally located right by Federation Square and other attractions. Start your day with a quick instagram worthy snap of the station and then meander along to explore the rest of Melbourne CBD. Yarra River Stroll along Yarra River for a relaxing morning or afternoon and take in the sights. If you have some funds to spare, hire a bike or kayak and then stop at one of the many cafes and restaurants for a bite. Laneways Of course you can't visit Melbourne without ending up in one of the quaint laneways dotted about the CBD. These charming laneways are host to cute cafes and boutique stores as well as infamous graffiti and artwork. Perfect for snapping a pic or two.
Fun things to do in Melbourne for families
Melbourne Cricket Ground For those looking for some entertainment, catch a game of footy or cricket at the MCG, or grab tickets to any concerts that may be happening. Melbourne skydeck Standing nearly 300m tall, Melbourne Skydeck is the Southern Hemisphere's highest viewing attraction. See Melbourne from above like never before. Enjoy a drink with your view at Bar 88. Explore beyond Melbourne city centre Explore beyond the Melbourne CBD to South Yarra or for eclectic, modern cafes and dining. Or take a beach trip to St Kilda to relax by the bay and visit the iconic Melbourne Luna Park.
Where to stay in Melbourne
With so many options, finding the perfect Melbourne hotels is essential. Accor hotels have an abundance of Melbourne hotels located conveniently throughout the most popular streets of the city. You can find accommodation near the shopping precincts in Bourke Street Mall or along the glitzy Paris end of Collins Street. Whether on holiday or business, luxury or budget-friendly, Accor has you covered in the Melbourne CBD and beyond.