Best things to do in Melbourne

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
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1. Naked For Satan
285 Brunswick St
179local recommendations
Wendy
Wendy says “Trendy Spanish style bar offering an extensive drinks menu and tapas or 'pintxos'. This is a Melbour...” ·
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2. Chin Chin
125 Flinders Ln
152local recommendations
Julian
Julian says “**FAVOURITE** My favourite restaurant. Amazing modern south-east asian cuisine in a lively space. Yo...” ·
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3. Melbourne Cricket Ground
Brunton Ave
320local recommendations
James
James says “Iconic national sports stadium for both Australian Rules Football & Cricket. Capacity of nearly 100...” ·
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4. St Kilda beach
201local recommendations
Noula
Noula says “St Kilda beach has a cosmopolitan feel to it and has something for all ages. For Families - See ...” ·
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5. Queen Victoria Market
Queen St
438local recommendations
Anj
Anj says “Melbourne's oldest, Melbourne's biggest, Melbourne's best! And the largest open-air market in the So...” ·
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6. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Birdwood Ave
442local recommendations
Helen
Helen says “Melbourne's iconic Royal Botanic Gardens is a two minute walk from studio parkSYde, where you can di...” ·
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7. Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex
8 Whiteman St
106local recommendations
J J
J J says “There is a movie theatre at Crown, there's also a massive casino, a gaming arcade, heaps of restaura...” ·
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8. Cookie
252 Swanston St
106local recommendations
J J
J J says “Bar/Restaurant for a very Melbourne experience. Food is really decent here. And lots of beards. May ...” ·
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9. Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
263local recommendations
Anj
Anj says “Melbourne Museum is located next to the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton ...” ·
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10. Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St
168local recommendations
Anj
Anj says “Calling all film geeks! Cinema Nova is the undisputed heart of independent and arthouse film in Melb...” ·
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11. Chapel Street
Chapel St
201local recommendations
Tamara
Tamara says “Chapel Street, is just Chapel Street - one end is quaint, cosmopolitan, groovy (Windsor end) and oth...” ·
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12. Vegie Bar
380 Brunswick St
91local recommendations
Anj
Anj says “Popular Melbourne haunt for the hungry and health conscious. On offer is a wide selection of delicio...” ·
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13. Arts Precinct/St Kilda Road
147local recommendations
David & Ong & Jordan!
David & Ong & Jordan! says “The Arts Centre Melbourne, originally known as the Victorian Arts Centre & briefly officially called...” ·
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14. National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Rd
374local recommendations
Jane
Jane says “The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne, Austral...” ·
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15. Gelato Messina Fitzroy
237 Smith St
80local recommendations
Sylvia
Sylvia says “The best gelato with queues like a nightclub ! Well worth it, though ! Seriously gourmet and inexpen...” ·
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16. The Hardware Societe Melbourne
123 Hardware St
75local recommendations
William
William says “One of Melbourne greatest default brunch places to go. Hits the spot after a night out! First come f...” ·
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17. Top Paddock Cafe
658 Church St
76local recommendations
Pat
Pat says “Start off the day on the right note with a 15 minute walk along the river and rejuvenate at this bus...” ·
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18. Luna Park Melbourne
18 Lower Esplanade
199local recommendations
Alison
Alison says “Overlooking the famous Port Phillip Bay, this historic park has been a destination for Melbourne fam...” ·
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19. MoVida
1 Hosier Ln
74local recommendations
Vincent
Vincent says “MoVida introduced the Spanish tapas scene to Melbourne and is still at the top of their game. My par...” ·
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20. Northcote Social Club
301 High St
79local recommendations
Claire
Claire says “Pub with live music. A Melbourne Institution. Good pub grub in the beer garden. Try the chicken par...” ·
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21. Lygon Street
Lygon St
75local recommendations
Sharyn
Sharyn says “Probably a kilometre of Italian bistros, cafes and restaurants, with some gelati shops, and a few pr...” ·
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22. CUMULUS INC.
45 Flinders Ln
74local recommendations
Vincent
Vincent says “One of Melbourne's best restaurants by renowned chef Andrew McConnell. They don't take bookings so p...” ·
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23. The Local Taphouse
184 Carlisle St
79local recommendations
Richard
Richard says “Best local 'pub'. Rooftop bar for sunny afternoons and outdoor fire for cooler evenings. Cosy downst...” ·
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24. Ponyfish Island
68local recommendations
Rach
Rach says “Floating under the Pedestrian Bridge, Southbank and accessible from stairs descending from above, Po...” ·
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25. Federation Square
302local recommendations
Mark & Mike
Mark & Mike says “It’s increasingly hard to imagine Melbourne without Federation Square, a great place to chill and wa...” ·
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26. St Ali Coffee Roasters
12-18 Yarra Pl
67local recommendations
Chris
Chris says “St Ali not just a coffee shop but a coffee church with seriously interesting food . Buried in a larg...” ·
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27. Auction Rooms
103-107 Errol St
70local recommendations
Nil
Nil says “Auction Rooms, housed in the old WB Ellis auction house in Errol St, North Melbourne, is a coffee ro...” ·
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28. Cicciolina
130 Acland St
70local recommendations
Chris
Chris says “One of my favourite little bars and restaurants in St Kilda. They don't take reservations, so settle...” ·
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29. Brunetti Carlton
380 Lygon St
66local recommendations
Anj
Anj says “Brunetti is an iconic Melbourne pasticceria offering desserts as pretty as they are scrumptious. Whi...” ·
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30. Flemington Racecourse
67local recommendations
Shane
Shane says “Flemington Racecourse hosts many of Australia's top races, including the Melbourne Cup, VRC Derby, V...” ·