Even when the sun goes down and takes with it the wonderful views, Sydney still retains much of its charm. With plenty of entertainment options, diverse dining opportunities and varied watering holes, there’s no slowing down for Sydney after dark. If you are thinking of trading Sydney’s million dollar views during daytime for city’s skyline at night, here are a few activities you can indulge in.
Gaze at the stars at the Sydney Observatory
On occasion, the Sydney Observatory hosts night time tours for a $14 fee. Head to the observatory during after hours and view the stars and planets in dark night backdrop. There’s also a 3D space theatre and planetarium which allows visitors to make enquiries from astronomy educators on-site in order to learn more about the meteorological and astronomical objects on display. The night tours in Sydney Observatory must be booked in advance.
Wine and dine at The Rocks
The Rocks is one of Sydney’s oldest precincts, which enjoys spectacular views of its heritage listed sites. It is home to several water holes, bars, traditional pubs and old-style buildings. Whether you’re looking to have a cocktail in The Argyle, enjoy a schnitzel at Lowenbrau or wining and dining at any other spot, The Rocks comes to life after sundown.
Feast on Vietnamese cuisine in Cabramatta
This spot is one hour’s drive from Sydney and is the perfect place to feast on authentic South-East Asian food, culture and mingle with colorful locals. There’s a wide variety of restaurants to choose from and most of them offer Vietnamese Cuisine.
People watch in Circular Quay
Circular Quay is the pace to be if you want to marvel at the city’s skyline or the harbor. There are other things to do here including dining at any of the restaurants by the water, drink at the acclaimed Opera Bar or simply take a stroll and enjoy the best views as you take in the beauty of the historic buildings.
Spend the evening at the Darling Harbor
This is one of the most popular nightspots in Sydney and understandably so. With waterside fireworks every weekend and more than 24 restaurants, bars as well as entertainment venues, there’s something for everyone. Whether you are looking to take a stroll or splurge on a harbor side dinner, the Darling Harbor is worth your time in the evening.
Located just a few blocks from George Street, Chinatown is packed with plenty of Asian eateries. The options range from darling dumpling spots, sushi trains, trendy wine bars and cheap Chinese restaurants. If you have time on a Friday, head to Chinatown as it hosts night market decked out with stalls and lanterns offering plenty of cheap Asian cuisine including sushi, teppanyaki, pho and more.
Spoil yourself with room service
Do your stay in style in one of the best Sydney luxury entertainment hotels. Spoiling oneself a little never hurt anyone. As such, there’s nothing wrong with taking advantage of the room service at staying in the room.