As the winter months draw to a close and spring casts its spell over Sydney, there’s a palpable excitement in the air. The people of Sydney emerge from their winter cocoons, and as the buzz starts to build, locals know only too well what it’s all about. While spring is great, the buzz is not yet in full swing, because they know that something better is coming. Something that makes the traffic, and the winter rain, and the grey mornings and the shorter days all worthwhile.
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We’re talking, of course, about the Sydney summer, a time so legendary that it draws tourists from all over the world and puts a smile on the face of even the most cynical Sydneysider. If you’re planning a trip to Sydney in summer, you’re in for a treat, so start looking for Sydney apartments or hotel rooms with balconies, because you’re going to want to be out in the summer air as much as possible. We’ve put together a brief list of just a few of the many reasons why Sydney is where you need to be this summer.
If there was one element above any other that made Sydney such an incredible summer destination, it would be magical Bondi Beach. The pristine sand and stunning views out to the ocean are only part of what make the beach such a draw-card—there’s also the bevy of beautiful bodies on show and the cafes, restaurants and bars that give the beach its iconic status. While away the days lounging on the sand and dance away the evenings with your skin still salty from the sea…all within minutes of the city.
In the middle of the pulsing, thriving, buzzing city is Centennial Park, a large, green expanse dotted with lakes and ponds, woodlands and open spaces, sports fields and picnic areas. It’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and whether you choose to lay on a picnic rug with your lover and wish away the hours or cook up a storm in the BBQ area, Centennial Park provides a welcome, cool escape from the summer heat and an idyllic sense of peace amid the chaos.
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Another reason to launch yourself headfirst into Sydney’s summer is the incredible festivals the city plays host to. Throughout summer there are more arts, culture, food, wine and music festivals in the city than you’d ever think was possible, and whether you want to channel your inner flower child at an outdoor music festival or delight in local produce at a food and wine festival, the summer brings indulgence at every turn in the form of celebration after celebration.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your hotels, hostels or Sydney serviced apartments and get in on the action! You won’t be sorry you did!