A trip to Melbourne’s CBD spells incredible coffee, art and fashion. You’ll have an unforgettable holiday when staying in our Melbourne CBD accommodation and you’ll be in the best spot to admire beautiful 19th century architecture, hang out in trendy cafes and bars, indulge in gourmet treats and shop til you drop! Could there be a better way to spend your holiday?
Things to do
When it comes to shopping, you can start off at the Myer Centre and then work your way through the famous arcades and laneways. Don't miss the Block Arcade, the Royal Arcade, Melbourne Central, the QV Building and Cathedral Arcade. Collins Street and Elizabeth Street are also home to some internationally acclaimed fashion designers, so make sure you stop by their boutique stores if you've got time.
During your epic shopping expedition, you'll no doubt need a pit stop. Fortunately, the laneways and arcades are also brimming with alfresco cafes and cosy little eateries. And at night, they light up with funky bars and live music venues. Lygon Street is another must-visit for gastronomy at its finest, especially of the Italian variety. If you don't have time to go anywhere else, make sure you drop in to Brunetti, which is well-known as Melbourne's largest dessert shop and gelataria. They also make outstanding pizzas and pastas, so you won't go home hungry.
If you've run out of room in your suitcase or just want to take a break from shopping, culture vultures should catch a train to Flinders Street Station and snap some photos of this architectural icon. Then, head across the road to Federation Square, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the NGV's Ian Potter Centre. Afterwards, visit the Melbourne Museum and the National Gallery of Victoria, which are both a bit further down the road.
For a great night out, you can kick back in one of the many bars in the laneways and arcades, have a laugh at The Comedy Club, try your luck at the Crown Casino, watch some live sports, be entertained at Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant or attend a concert or show at one of the many live music venues in the city.
After your flight to Melbourne
, the getting to Melbourne’s CBD is a breeze as its only 20km away by bus, train or taxi. Otherwise, the Avalon Airport is 55km away. Once you've arrived, getting around is a breeze, thanks to the comprehensive public transport system of trains, buses and trams. All you have to do is purchase a myki card (the local transport card, pronounced "my key") and you're on your way!
Ready to live up every lastminute in Melbourne? Book a room in one of our fantastic Melbourne CBD hotels listed and get ready for the break of a lifetime!