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Why Go?

No other city so seamlessly blends sophistication with a laid-back devotion to the good life

You can do laps in the shadow of an iconic bridge, watch whales frolic in the harbor, and dip a toe in the Pacific Ocean

The world-class dining scene is ever-evolving: Expect everything from nouveau Vietnamese to French/Japanese fusion

What To Skip

Darling Harbour is kind of hokey, and not worth lingering over, especially given that the real harbor is right nearby

What For:

Active + Adventure, Arts + Culture, Beach + Island, Design + Architecture, Family, Food + Wine, Luxury, Nightlife, Shopping

When To Go:

January, October, November, December


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