It is easy to fall in love with Sydney. Starting off with an amazing weather all year round, and ending up with the bottomless treasure trove of interesting locales, restaurants, galleries and clubs you can find around every corner, it is truly the city of dreams for most people who have visited it at least once. Even when a lot of time goes by since your last visit, you won’t need to look for too big a reason to return to this urban gem of the Land Down Under, and if you want to fall back in love with Sydney, here are some top reasons why.
Convenience is key
Most big cities have grown organically over time. When you look at the layout of some of the most imposing metropolises in the world, you’ll see there is no prior thought, no rhyme or reason to its expansion. Therefore, it is truly a breath of fresh air to visit a city that has an urban plan which was, at least to an extent, thought out. Even though Sydney is a big city, it is truly easy to get from one end of town to another due to the well organized public transport, or you can simply rent a bike (the cycling community is really thriving in Australian cities) and bolt from one end of the city to another in no-time. Parking spaces are a plenty and even though you are a newcomer, you can easily navigate the numerous boroughs without losing a sense of direction or space. After only a week in Sydney, you’ll feel as if you know it like the back of your hand.
The people are amazing
As one of the colonial capitals, Sydney is a melting pot of western infrastructural ideals and countless different cultures. As a multicultural environment, the city has a lot to offer in terms of food, art and thought. The history of its residents is as amazingly diverse as it comes and you’ll hardly meet a person that is not open or eager to meet new people. This is what makes Sydney so disarmingly charming – multiculturalism is the main reason the city has developed this open and relaxed atmosphere. You never feel like a stranger in Sydney, because its cityscape is built out of individuals just like you – people from other places. This is the closest thing to an egalitarian society that offers opportunities to everyone.
A lovers’ paradise
Sydney is a hip city filled with open minded people and opportunities to both have fun and do business. However, it is also the perfect city for lovebirds at the height of passion. As a matter of fact, it is fairly easy for couples to plan a romantic getaway in Sydney – starting off in beautiful boutique hotels and massage parlors, spending an evening watching the stars in Sydney’s observatory and enjoying a movie in an open air cinema, to simply sailing the waters of the gargantuan bay. The city has numerous pubs and restaurants with a variety of cuisines from every corner of the world. It does not get more romantic than that, and Sydney can easily become the go-to city to rekindle romance with your better half.
A perfect New Year’s adventure
Sub-zero temperatures and relentlessly bad weather can really hamper the winter idyll, especially around New Year’s Eve. If you want to have all the fun of the Christmas holidays without having to suffer through runny noses and apocalyptic blizzards, just head down to Sydney for a New Year’s adventure of a lifetime filled with wild impromptu parties, Christmas lights and unforgettable fireworks, as you dart around downtown in your light shirt and thin jeans. With such perfect weather, New Year’s Eve does not get better than that.
Sydney is a city for everyone – backpackers, casual tourists, adventurists, businessmen and families alike tend to enjoy the staggering variety of content this city has to offer. After stepping onto its pavement filled with vibrant people and heading to a beach to enjoy a day under the sun, you’ll find that leaving Sydney is much harder than coming in. Suddenly, the city is like a lover you just cannot let go, and someone you’ll gladly come back to whenever you can.