If you are staying in Hawthorn, why not spend a little time taking in surrounding areas like Brunswick Street, South Yarra and East Melbourne.
You’ll find many interesting cultural highlights in and around Hawthorn. Take the time to see some of the inspiring galleries and collections such as Melbourne Museum in Carlton, Abbotsford Convent in Abbotsford and the Melbourne Arts Centre. Lovers of the arts will find plenty to applaud at venues such as the Forum Theatre and the Her Majesty's Theatre. Enjoy the wonderful displays at the National Gallery of Victoria.
There are some highlights for kids too, for example the Studley Park Boathouse in Kew. Take your family to a visit to the Collingwood Children's Farm in Abbotsford, and get a glimpse of some fascinating creatures.
There are a number of picturesque outdoor attractions here as well so don’t miss the chance to get outdoors. Go for a walk in one of the parks and gardens, which include the Birrarung Marr Park and the Yarra Bend Park in Kew.
To stock up on supplies and buy some souvenirs, set out to visit Jam Factory in South Yarra, the Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre in Richmond and Prahran Market.
For those without kids, there are some great places to relax, including the Carlton and United Breweries in Abbotsford.
Melbourne is home to the much-loved Melbourne Rebels rugby union team in autumn and Melbourne Victory soccer team. Both teams play regular matches at Aami Park. If sports are not your thing, you can still enjoy the impressive interior of the stadium at one of the many concerts hosted here.
Finding somewhere convenient to stay in Hawthorn couldn’t be easier. The Citadines on Bourke Melbourne, the Stamford Plaza Melbourne and the Rydges Melbourne Hotel are just three of the many great places to stay around here.