Balmain, Darlinghurst and Haymarket, are nearby suburbs which are also worth discovering.
The Sydney Opera House, one of the most famous tourist attractions in the country is 1 mile (2 kilometers) to the northeast.
To better understand Sydney, head to one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Spend a while discovering the exhibits at Australian Museum, Customs House and Powerhouse Museum. To experience Sydney’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the popular performing arts institutes such as the Capitol Theatre in Haymarket, Theatre Royal and IMAX Sydney. Enjoy the fascinating exhibits at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
There are also some great attractions that the entire family will enjoy. These include Luna Park in Milsons Point. Treat the family to a visit to Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife Sydney, and get a glimpse of some unique wildlife.
If the sun is out, follow the locals and appreciate the local natural destinations. Inhale the salty air, skim rocks in the shallows and make the most of the sunshine at nearby the Blackwattle Bay Park in Glebe. There are some nice family parks, so why don’t you go out and enjoy the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Chinese Garden of Friendship.
While you are here, don’t miss some of the local sights such as Sydney Tower, the St Mary's Cathedral and Taylor Square. These are much-loved by travellers from all over the world. Whatever your religious background, you'll love the serenity at sacred places like the St. James Church.
Treat yourself to a new outfit, stock up on food or just people-watch at nearby shopping hotspots like the Westfield Shopping Centre, Harbourside and Market City.
To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, think about booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the Travelodge Hotel Sydney, the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour, and the Swissotel Sydney.