Lygon Street, Brunswick Street and East Melbourne, are other places in the area which are also worth touring.
Be sure to visit some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a great vacation choice. Book a tour, admire the interior of the building or simply enjoy the beautiful exhibits at Melbourne Museum in Carlton, the Royal Exhibition Building and Abbotsford Convent. Enjoy seeing local and touring artists performing live at the Forum Theatre and the Her Majesty's Theatre. Acclaimed art galleries, include the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Carlton.
If you are visiting with children, discover a world of wonder at the Studley Park Boathouse in Kew. Interact with many kinds of fascinating creatures at the Collingwood Children's Farm.
If the sun is shining, follow the locals and appreciate the nearby green spaces. Locals and visitors alike will enjoy a visit to the Birrarung Marr Park and the Yarra Bend Park in Kew. There is a charming atmosphere here as well as beautifully designed gardens.
See what is in fashion locally and treat yourself to a new outfit in some of the nearby shopping venues such as the Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre in Richmond and QV Centre.
There are some great activities for those travelling without children including the Carlton and United Breweries.
The area is the home turf of the much-loved Melbourne Tigers basketball team in summer and Melbourne Vixens netball team in autumn. Both teams play regular matches at Hisense Arena. Fans of popular music can also check the stadium’s website to see if there’s a concert scheduled during their stay.
At the end of a long day taking in the sights around Abbotsford, stay the night at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. The Citadines on Bourke Melbourne, the ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel and the Stamford Plaza Melbourne are just three of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.