Your Sydney visit is not complete until you try out these Top Experiences! Sydney is definitely one of Australia’s favorite and most toured cities both for travellers and Aussies from other regions. Finding the best things to do is the main focus, especially to those with limited time of stay. This list won’t include the Sydney Opera though – but make sure to visit it!
Now, instead of spending your time in your hotel room, go out and explore everything the flourishing city of Sydney has to offer regardless of time of day.
Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Sydney Tower Eye.
This location sits high on any traveller’s to-do list in Sydney. It’s a place everyone visiting or living in Sydney needs to experience. Atop the Sydney Tower in CBD’s heart, you will be treated to a fantastic view of the region. The tower is filled with tourists during the day admiring the awesome views and cameras in every direction.
At night, seeing the beautiful Sydney skyline and the neighbouring Sydney Harbour twinkling bright is fascinating to behold. Most people are headed down to the waterside districts at night, but you’ll be one step ahead in the sites from a new height.
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
This is definitely a must-do activity for everyone whether you’re from around the country or abroad, and while it can be quite expensive, your investment is surely well worth it once after reaching the top. The ultimate adventure and sight seeing combo, this is one of the few bridges climbs in the world that will let you go to the top of the iconic bridge.
You’ll climb the 1,332 steps from the base of the bridge to the top. Towering high above Sydney, you’ll be able to admire the awe-inspiring views. You can climb during the day or at sunrise but the sunset or twilight climbs is something you should try to experience. What you see will astound you.
Relax on a Harbour Cruise
While we’re on the topic of harbours, let’s also talk about another activity – two of them actually. Going out to dinner is a prime choice for activities, and you can step it up by having dinner on board a boat while cruising around Sydney Harbour.
You can ride aboard a 1800s tall ship with Sydney Harbour Tall Ships, which is a 6-course dinner on a deluxe vessel with Captain Cook Cruises, a luxurious buffet dinner cruise or a cabaret show and dinner cruise with Sydney Showboats, which includes many entertaining acts to keep the experience fun and unique everytime.
Visit the NSW Art Gallery for a culture ride
The NSW Art Gallery is an expansive building that’s home to many impressive art collections and is a must-see attraction for every culture buff living or visiting in Sydney. In anycase, the striking artworks aren’t only to be seen during the day. Because of the gallery’s Art After Hours events every Wednesday, visitors can come to the gallery until 10 pm.
The Fine Dining Scene.
Among many other things, Sydney is famous for its sumptuous food and delectable wines and drinks. Some of the best collection of fine dining restaurants Sydney has to offer is located at none other than The Star Sydney. The list of foreign visitors and crowd-favourite restaurants are featured here, including Balla, BLACK Bar & Grill, MomofukuSeiōbo, Sokyo, and The Century.
At any time of the day, you can something that you or your travel companions will love. Traditional, Fusion or Modern? A David Chang original or steak grilled to perfection? Your options all the options here are mouth-watering.
There you have it! Make sure to visit these locations to complete your Sydney tour.
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Adventurous women also love good food! The #4TravelChicasinCozumel had the honor of a tasting at Cozumel’s Buccano’s at Night restaurant, and it is a tasting none of us will ever forget! The food at Buccanos was not only good, but outstanding! Ines Falkenberg and her two children, Carina and Bosco Barbachano are a trio of incredible talent. Ines and Bosco have an incredible creativity when it comes to food, and Carina is an excellent artist in her own right, and her art is very evident at Buccanos. She also does graphic design for the restaurant. (Check out her art at https://www.facebook.com/art.caribarbachano/.)
What an incredible afternoon we had! Ines and Bosco paired food and wines for us, and just thinking about it makes me want to grab a plane back to the island! Prepare to be blown away by creative, delicious food in an elegant yet friendly atmosphere.
I must say that although I am not a cook, and don’t recognize culinary terminology, I do know good food. Buccanos at Night is sensational food in a lovely setting. I urge you to enjoy Buccanos at Night when you are in Cozumel, but make a reservation in advance because they fill up very quickly! They are open Wednesday through Sunday. Tell them Tam, or the #4TravelChicas sent you!
Also read A Whirwind Week with #4TravelChicasinCozumel!
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Buccano’s at Night is a restaurant in Cozumel that is open only Friday and Saturday evenings. Believe me, one looks forward to the weekend in Cozumel!
A beach club by day, Buccano turns into a fine dining experience on Fridays and Saturdays. The Caribbean Sea laps quietly at the shore while torches and glittery lights give it atmosphere. Foodies, the food is absolutely out of this world! I recently went to Cozumel for 2 weeks, and I ate at Buccanos twice. Here’s why:
I have written about Buccanos at Night prior to this post, but the location and food are so fabulous that I just had to show it to you again!
I first went to Cozumel in 1986 (when I was 10 years old…ha!). It was a very small place with just a couple of places to eat, and very little shopping. As a diving mecca, it had never really occurred to me that Cozumel would ever become a “foodie” travel spot…but I can tell you that it is definitely becoming one.
I have written before about La Cocay, a fabulous restaurant in town on Calle 8, and how much our family loves it. We have celebrated so many events there…birthdays, anniversaries, great dives. Totally addicted to their Chocolate Torte (order when ordering dinner!), I rarely get to have an entree. An appetizer and one of their incredible salads is enough for me until voila, my Torte arrives! Last week, my friends and I ate there twice. Yum.
Our favorite places have been established for years, and I admit we rarely try anything new. Fortunately enough, a friend recommended Buccano’s at Night so highly that we had to go try it out. We were lucky to get reservations….Buccanos is always fully booked. What a delightful surprise the restaurant was! Located on the north side of the island (our home is on the south end), Buccano’s is a beach club by day, serving dinner only on Friday and Saturday nights. It’s beautiful decor astounded me. I loved every sconce and finish…I wanted to transport the whole place to my own home!
And the food? Beyond our expectations.
We are thrilled to add another “favorite” to our list of Cozumel Restaurants. We will be going back to Buccano’s at Night!
Fabulous food should be part of everyone’s vacation. Good food cannot be confused with fantastic food. In Cozumel, the restaurant to go to is La Cocay. La Cocay means “dragonfly” in the Mayan language, but it’s food is distinctly Mediterranean. Here is some good news: they have enlarged their menu!
I confess that La Cocay is my favorite restaurant on the island. I love the location (3 or 4 blocks off the oceanfront, in a non-descript area) because you would never expect to find such a gem there. When my friends walked in, they said, wow, this is beautiful. I was kind of worried about this when you drove by here! No worries, Mexico has all kinds of hidden surprises!
There is inside seating, which is lovely, but my favorite place is the garden seating. In August it can be a little warm, but the evening we were there wasn’t bad at all. I loved hearing my friends and their “ooooo’s” and “ahhhh’s”. La Cocay has wonderful artistry in their presentation of every dish.
We gobbled the tapas before I could photograph them!
Next up were the Phyllo Rolls…..they melted in your mouth!
And my favorite salad in the world, La Cocay’s Napa Salad! Loaded with fresh vegetables, fruits and nuts,
it has to be tasted to be believed!
Leslie ordered Mahi-Mahi served with potato augratin….a culinary masterpiece, truly. I’m not a foodie, I have no idea how it was prepared, I only know it was an explosion of flavor! Kamailie and Lana enjoyed a Margharita Pizza from the wood oven. I had a bite of each….muy delicioso.
But I was waiting for the coup de gras! Chocolate Torte! I haven’t had any of their other desserts, though they look delicious. I HAVE to have my torte!
I have so many photos of our family and friends enjoying wonderful evenings at La Cocay. Once all of our kids were old enough to appreciate it, we’ve spent birthdays there (instead of at Carlos and Charlies). I hope our family will continue to enjoy La Cocay for many years to come!