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City break: She Does Sydney

So you’re a busy girl boss with a neverending list of things to do. But you work hard to play hard right?

It’s always worth taking some time out to explore a city; whether it’s a road trip, a train journey, or a flight away; Sydney is a popular option for many. It’s got all the elements you could want from an exciting, major city.

Nestled on the coast of New South Wales, Sydney is crammed full of suburbs, each bursting at the seams with restaurants, bars, culture, and shopping. If you’re thinking of a girly getaway or a couple of days and nights of solo travel, anytime soon; the following are some of the best areas of Sydney check out. You’ll never be stuck for something to do or somewhere to go on your trip, now, set your email response to out of office.

Culture And Cake

The first place you’ll hit, when you travel out of the main city and head towards Bondi Beach, is Surry Hills; this is an eclectic area where you can find individual boutiques, pop-up restaurants and plenty of creative residents. It’s within walking distance of the CBD, Sydney's Central Train Station, and an array of other transport links. However, you might want to stick around and visit Belvoir Street Theatre; a highly respected theatre, where stars like Cate Blanchett have performed on stage. There are also plenty of gallery spaces to satiate your culture fix, and not forgetting Bourke Street Bakery, where you’ll need to join the queue to grab a baked delight or two. You could quite easily spend a vacation in Surry Hills and never do the same thing twice.

Art And Chocolate

Newtown is next on the list, as it has a similar vibe to Surry Hills. Newtown boasts some of the best Sydney street art going; walls and walls are filled with incredible paintings, tags, and colors, so there’ll be plenty to photograph, and you’ll be able to find the perfect backdrop for your OOTD. You won't go hungry in Newtown either; The Pie Tin offers just what you’d expect from the name, a bountiful selection of savory and sweet pies, and beverages to wash them both down (assuming you managed two). There is also a chocolate-themed cafe (yes, really) that goes by the name of Max Brenner's, which is ideal for the traveling chocoholic.

max brenner sydney

Fashion And Coffee

Now to Paddington, which is further down Oxford Street as you leave the city centre. You’ll find even more fashion boutiques and retailers, along with cafes and restaurants, for when you need to sit down with all of your shopping bags. You’ll find the Paddington markets are a treasure trove of crafts, art, and jewelry from local creatives; perfect if you want to pick up a bespoke souvenir or gift. The best thing about Paddington is that you can find the majority of its best bits on one street; once you reach the end of the shops, you can take a stroll in Centennial Park, before hopping on a bus to the coast. You’ll Be fairly close to Sydneys ANZ Stadium, so it might be worth checking out The Ticket Merchant to see what’s happening, and base your trip around a concert or show.

Stay & Sleep

There is a never ending list of accommodation options in Sydney; something for everyone's taste and budget.

For a luxury stay in Darling Harbour, try the Park Royal. Close to everything and has an amazing buffet breakfast downstairs each morning!

park royal breakfast

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