Sydney is the largest, most famous and oldest city in Australia. Sydney is known as the “Port City”, located on the southeast coast of Australia. Sydney was built around Port Jackson with famous scenic beauty. Here are 10 reasons why we love Sydney so much.
THE WORLD-FAMOUS ICONS AND FANTASTIC VIEWS OF SYDNEY
The Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are not just internationally famous buildings, but also Australian icons! Seeing them “pops my dream bubble” and causes me to acknowledge that I am in a city that most people can only dream of seeing. BridgeClimb offers climbs of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and tours of the Sydney Opera House. You can also admire them from one of the many benches located throughout the Harbour.
SUPERB LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL FOOD – Reasons Why We Love Sydney
There is no shortage of delicious cuisine in Sydney, from the best cooked hot dogs at “Charlie & co” to freshly baked scones at Tea Cosy to luscious domes of chocolaty heaven at Lindt to gourmet dining. Exit your hotel and follow your nose…
THE SYDNEY PEOPLE
I’m not sure if Sydney is one of the most “popular” tourist towns in the world, but whenever we visit, we usually seem to encounter a lot of individuals who are not Australian (non-tourists, for example). They appear to go to Sydney from France, Germany, or China to live and work.
There are also a lot of fit people in Sydney; practically everyone you meet exercises frequently; you see people flowing in and out of gyms, racing around the city, or climbing enormous flights of stairs. It’s a fantastic source of inspiration to take home! (Run, run, run—fit, fit, fit! Of course, there are many gorgeous people in Sydney (due to all the running and exercise!).
THERE IS ROMANCE IN THE AIR (AND THE WATER!)
This city exudes romance, which is excellent if you’re a part of a pair because everything you do together seems romantic! There are so many beautiful places to spend the day; enjoy a picnic in the botanical gardens or next to the harbour, or go out for a romantic dinner at any of the city’s hundreds of great restaurants, or head to the Park Hyatt, Wildfire, or Shangri-La for a supper with world-class views. Alternatively, you may sit in any of the cafes along the harbour or across the city and watch the world go by.
THEATRE ON THE STREET – Reasons Why We Love Sydney
Busking is well-known all around the world, and many buskers visit Sydney in the hopes of making it big or making a buck or two. This means you can witness some pretty cool or one-of-a-kind performances, such as Bendy Em, who performs in a little 16-inch Perspex box, or the Aboriginal group who plays the Didgeridoo and performs a tribal dance outside the ferry entry for a nominal donation.
FERRIES, FERRIES, FERRIES EVERYWHERE
The ferry is a popular form of transportation in Sydney. Take the ferry to Taronga Zoo and spend the day with the animals, or take the Manly ferry to Manly Beach for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (pro tip: if you’re returning by ferry after dinner, the harbour looks amazing!).
Sydney was founded in 1788, when the First Fleet of 11 ships led by Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Sydney in January 1788. The fleet included over a thousand immigrants, including 778 prisoners (yep, Australia was colonized by convicts), and the city of Sydney was born.
There was a Rum Rebellion in 1808, building on the Sydney Harbour Bridge began in 1924 and was completed and opened on March 19, 1932, and construction on the Sydney Opera House began in 1958 and was completed and opened in 1973.
ATMOSPHERE RELAXED – Reasons Why We Love Sydney
While Sydney is a large and bustling city, it retains a casual atmosphere. You may stroll along Circular Quay, walk to Darling Harbour, or sit on one of the cafes or benches and watch the world go by.
There are several beaches in Sydney, and I appreciate that you can live in (or travel to) a huge city in Sydney and simply escape to one of the local beaches after work or on weekends. It’s not just about beautiful sandy beaches; most beaches feature wonderful stores and fashionable bars and cafes.
Bondi Beach is my favorite and most popular; make sure you undertake the Bondi to Coogee walk (a coastal walk that takes approximately 2 hours but has fantastic views). Manly is also a fantastic beach easily accessible by ferry from the city.
EVERYWHERE IS FASHION
Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Burberry, Dior, Versace, Cartier, and Tiffany’s are just a few of the big name fashion brands you’ll see along Pitt Street and a few other storefronts around the city, but fashion in Sydney isn’t limited to the stores; walking around the city is like being in a street-based fashion show!