Darlinghurst, Double Bay and Haymarket, are nearby areas which are also worth exploring.
Sydney is celebrated as home to the Sydney Opera House. This must-see attraction is only less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the middle of the city.
Paddington has plenty of cultural attractions nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Visit some of the remarkable exhibit spaces and museums including Australian Museum, Powerhouse Museum and Customs House. Book tickets for some of the spectacular live shows at the Capitol Theatre in Haymarket, Theatre Royal and IMAX Sydney. Aspiring artists should check out the exhibits at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
If you are travelling with kids, give them a chance to let off some steam at the family attractions nearby. Spend a day with our furry, finned and feathered friends at Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife Sydney.
Get active out-of-doors at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Follow the paths through botanical displays, read a book, or just listen to the birdsong at the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Chinese Garden of Friendship.
Some of Sydney's best attractions are within driving distance of the Paddington area, including Sydney Tower, the St Mary's Cathedral and Taylor Square. If your spirit could do with a little renewal, you'll love the serenity at sacred places like the St. James Church.
Work on your backswing at the Moore Park Golf Course, amongst the most popular greens in the area.
Browse the boutiques and purchase some original souvenirs in the nearby shopping hotspots such as The Intersection, the Westfield Shopping Centre and Harbourside.
Finding somewhere comfortable to stay around Paddington is simple. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the Travelodge Hotel Sydney, the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour, and the Swissotel Sydney.