Sydney’s Summer Vibes
Sydney is a city that is a top place to visit no matter what month of the year, but during the summer, from November to March, there is a true sunshine feel to the place. Can you imagine soaking up the rays on Bondi Beach, watching the surfers, perhaps learning yourself? How about wandering around the city in shorts and a vest top, flip flops instead of boots, and no need for a jacket? The pavement café vibe is truly alive at this time of year, and the feel around the city is one of hopefulness and happiness.
Of course, during this time of year there is also a spike in the demand for accommodation, because so many people love to visit Sydney during the summer months. You can easily find somewhere to stay on a budget if you shop around, however if you want to splurge a little, there are plenty of five star choices for you too.
So, what is there to do during the summer months in this happy go lucky city?
There are many dedicated Sydney summer events to check out, as well as many activities you can enjoy much more because the sun is shining in abundance and the temperatures are higher.
If you’ve never experienced a Chinese New Year festival then you need to check out the fun which spans across the Lunar New Year in February. The year of the rooster is welcomed with parades, fun, delicious Chinese food, and lots of culture and colour. Martin Place is where most of the action is centred, as well as Chinatown, obviously, and there are many events running across the rest of the city too, across a few days.
Another colourful celebration is Mardi Gras. This year’s festival will take place on various different dates across February and March, with the raising of the rainbow flag at Sydney Town Hall earlier in February. Check out the fun of the parades, the celebratory atmosphere, and the parties in various locations across the city.
Of course, you don’t have to go to an event to enjoy Sydney in the summer months, because the beach is made for the summertime! Bondi Beach isn’t the only place to visit, as Sydney is home to several other beaches too, many of which are a little quieter than the most famous of them all. Manly is a great place to visit during the summertime, with a great family-friendly, seaside vibe about the place – definitely check this one out!
Of course, simply walking around the city, soaking up the atmosphere, enjoying a cold beer, and perhaps even climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge (although not in conjunction with that cold beer, or course!) is a great series of activities to enjoy during your time in this most summer-friendly of cities.