My preferred spots in Melbourne

Places to visit for Melbourne:

Daytrips (drive out)
– Mornington Peninsula (scenery, massage, Arthur’s Seat, Ashcombe Maze)
– Daylesford (massage, spa, chocolate mill, local getaway)
– Great Ocean Road (scenery)
– Grampians (hiking)
– Ballarat (Australian history, mining town)
– Philip Island (penguins)
– Healesville Sanctuary
– Werribee Open Zoo
– Lakes Entrance (fishing)
– St Kilda pier (catch the penguins here)
– Dandenong: Puffing Billy, Pie in the Sky)
– Yarra Valley (wineries)
– Collingwood Children’s Farm

City
– Queen Victoria Market QVM
– Emporium (shopping)
– State Library Victoria
– Melbourne Museum
– Melbourne Aquarium
– NGV/Arts Centre
– ACMI Family Sundays
– Crown Casino
– High tea at Hotel Windsor (or maybe Langham)

Places to eat:
– Top Paddock (brunch, Richmond)
– Chicken N Beer (fried chicken, Richmond)
– Shujinko (ramen, CBD)
– The Grain Store (brunch, CBD)
– White Tomato (Korean, CBD)
– Chokolait (Dessert, CBD, Emporium)
– GJ’s Grill (Pinoy, CBD near QVM)
– Simpsons Chips & Burgers (Burger, CBD)
– Brother Burger (Burger, Fitzroy)
– 8bit (Burger, CBD)
– BrimCC (Japanese organic, CBD)
– Il Solito Posto (Italian, CBD)
– Trunk Bar and Restaurant (Italian, CBD)
– Pho Dzung City Noodle Shop (Vietnamese, CBD)
– Hardware Societe (breakfast (GO EARLY), CBD)
– Patricia Coffee Brewers (coffee, CBD)
– Brother Baba Budan (coffee, CBD)
– Cup of Truth (coffee, CBD)
– Manchester Press (bagels, coffee, CBD)

Seasonal
– September: Tulip Festival
– Jul/Aug: Skiiing at one of the mountains (Falls Creek/Hotham)

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