Heading to Melbourne for a short break, or a longer one, is always a fantastic idea. This city has so much to offer for visitors, and if you are looking for a romantic getaway, you’ll be in the right place. If strolling hand in hand is your idea of fun, check out these activities when you visit Melbourne. Here’s my quick guide to Melbourne for couples….
Horse and Carriage Rides
Is there anything more romantic than taking a horse and carriage ride together? Seated side by side, you can watch the city roll by in a more old-fashioned form of transport. Head to the Flinders Street station if you want to give this a try. You can find plenty of carriages waiting, and you can hire them for as long as you would like. If you think that your other half deserves to be treated like a princess, then this is a great way to start
Wine and Dine
Going out for a meal together is going to be the norm when you are on holiday in Melbourne, but you can still take it up a notch. Make sure that you book into a hotel with a great restaurant where you can reserve a table for the night. There’s something magical about having luxury food and wine together, just the two of you. Afterwards, it’s so convenient to be in the same building as your hotel room. You can head back together right away to enjoy the satisfied fullness of a good meal – or start working off a few calories!
Queen Victoria Market
There’s something to be said for wandering around a market with no particular purpose or direction. There’s so much to take in at the Vic Market, and you can enjoy all kinds of stalls from food to clothing to arts and crafts. Spend a whole day here and you will feel that it has been well spent. This is also a fantastic place to pick up little gifts for one another. Show your affection with a keepsake that will remind you both of this holiday for years to come. The market’s opening hours change day to day, but if you head down on Friday you will find it open for the longest period – from 6am to 6pm. It is closed on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Peninsula Hot Springs
You will need to travel around an hour and a half outside of the city to experience this one, but it might just be worth it. Peninsula is the first natural hot springs spa in Victoria, and it’s a place where you can really enjoy some pampering. Just resting in the pools and baths together is romantic enough, but you can also go for treatments such as massages. Feeling utterly relaxed and happy together is a great way to spend your time. You will feel rejuvenated for weeks after a day here.
Coffee For Two
Melbourne is the Australian capital of coffee, and you can’t leave without visiting at least one of the cafes in the CBD. Here you will find all kinds of coffee that you can imagine, as there is a long tradition of the drink being served here. Sit down on the tables outside a café, and watch the city go by, holding hands across the table. Start at Brunswick Street for the most renowned coffee houses. This is the perfect way to catch your breath in the afternoon after sight-seeing all morning.
Melbourne is definitely a city for lovers, and you can strengthen bonds here as well as forging new ones. Don’t miss these highlights for a truly romantic trip.