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April 2, 2020

How to Spend a Weekend in Melbourne

Melbourne is a place that is full of surprises. Considered a fashion and coffee capital of the world, this bustling city has built a reputation for itself as a bastion of culture in Australia. As a matter of fact, it can be so filled with things to do that trying to plan out a weekend in Melbourne can get daunting very quickly. After all, where do you even begin to start putting together your to-do list?

At Q Squared Serviced Apartments, we are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of our customers has a fantastic experience whilst staying in this beautiful city. So, to help you plan out your next excursion into Australia’s culture capital, let’s take a look at a few ways you can spend your weekend in Melbourne!

Brunswick Street and Beyond!

Planning a weekend trip isn’t always about hitting up every event you can get your claws into. Sometimes, it’s enough to just absorb the culture and vibes of a city, and there is no better place for experiencing Melbourne’s unique atmosphere than Fitzroy’s flagship strip: Brunswick Street!

Filled to the brim with curios and second hand stores, Brunswick Street is a vintage-lover’s dream. Have a coffee at Black Cat, check out some of the vintage designer fashion and explore some artisanal wares before wandering your way down to Naked for Satan, one of Melbourne’s most beloved drinking spots. Offering a plethora of uniquely delicious vodkas that have been naturally infused with various flavours and aromas, Naked for Satan is a must-visit for anyone that appreciates their alcohol.

With that said, if drinking isn’t your thing, fret not! When it comes to fantastic food in the area, you’re spoiled for choice. Plus, if you’re a live music fan, the Gasometer Hotel is always there to provide you with world-class musicians and indie darlings in an intimately cosy atmosphere.

Broadening Your Horizons

If you’re someone who is more interested in the “art” part of “art & culture”, then your weekend in Melbourne simply won’t be complete without visiting the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria). Offering up galleries showcasing some of history’s most important artistic figures, as well as a sprawling mainstay gallery that is truly spectacular in its own right, the NGV has something for every art lover and aesthete. Plus, if you just want to explore the main gallery, you’ll be happy to know that it is absolutely free to the public. I’m not seeing a downside.

Alternatively, if archeology and history are more in your wheelhouse, then look no further than Melbourne Museum. This mainstay of Melbourne’s cultural landscape is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about Australia’s ecosystem, history and more, as well as exhibitions dedicated to the history of our planet and long-extinct animals of the past. Other fun options for those looking to learn more about the natural world include the Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Aquarium.

Find the Right Accommodation

Let’s face it, you’re not going to be out doing things 24/7, and it’s nice to have a place where you can rest and relax between outings. When it comes to finding Melbourne accommodation, location should be a huge priority. After all, with so much to do and see across the city’s myriad bars, event spaces, art exhibitions and more, you never want to be too far away from the action.

At Q Squared Serviced Apartments, we aim to provide each and every visitor with the best possible accommodation experience. Plus, with a central location near the heart of Melbourne, you never have to worry about missing out on the fun. So, to book your serviced apartment, contact Q Squared Serviced Apartments today!