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When heading to Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, consider staying in Kensington. Home to a population of 4,200,000 residents, there's always something going on in this bustling city. If you're making your way to Kensington from the city's heart, travel 2 miles to the northwest. Those touching down at Tullamarine Airport will need to go 10 miles to the southeast.
Fairfield Boathouse and Yarra Bend Golf Course are a pair of close by tourist sites you'll want to go to. You may also like Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre and Studley Park Boathouse. Nearby areas, like Flemington and West Melbourne, are worthwhile.
It won't take you long to reach one of the most renowned tourist sights in the country. Federation Square is only 3 miles to the southeast.
The Melbourne central area is home to interesting sites, including Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Museum. If you have time, go to National Gallery of Victoria and Eureka Tower.
Are you traveling without the little tackers? Carlton and United Breweries, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and Young & Jackson's deserve to be at the very top of your plan.
Discover more about the local culture at Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space and Sutton Gallery.
Well-respected art galleries include Ian Potter Museum of Art and Johnston Collection. Examine the collections and learn about the artists involved.
Exploring the halls of a museum is a simple way to escape a cold and rainy day. Be sure to ask about guided tours at Abbotsford Convent, National Sports Museum, Cooks Cottage and City Museum at Old Treasury Melbourne.
Catch a live performance at Princess Theatre, Comedy Theatre, Her Majesty's Theatre and Forum Theatre. You'll want to book your passes as soon as you can.
Challenge your traveling buddies to a round of golf down at Westgate Golf Course and Black Light Mini Golf. Afterwards, get going to the clubhouse for a beer or two.
State Library of Victoria and Melbourne Aquarium will keep your little travelers occupied and give you a much-needed pause.
If you like animals, add Collingwood Children's Farm and Melbourne Zoo to your list of places to go.
Take your younger ones to Melbourne City Baths, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, TunzaFun Harbour Town Docklands and Wonderland Fun Park to burn off some energy.
Get outside and immerse yourself in the striking natural scenery of Eureka Skydeck 88, Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Walking Trail, Merri Creek Trail and CERES Community Environment Park.
Gather up the family and head on down to a local beach, including Middle Park Beach and South Melbourne Beach. These pretty coastal areas never fail to impress.
Head to Yarra Bend Park, Fitzroy Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Birrarung Marr Park for some time away from the noise of the city. Don't forget to pack a good book.
Head to Rose Street Artists' Market, QV Centre, Bourke Street Mall and Block Arcade to get in some retail therapy. You won't regret it!
Understand more about the past at one or two of the nearby historic sights, including Cooks Cottage, St Patrick's Cathedral, Shrine of Remembrance and City Museum at Old Treasury Melbourne.
To learn a little bit more about the region's traditions and customs or simply take in the quiet surroundings, go to Shrine of Remembrance, St Paul's Cathedral, St Michael’s Uniting Church and Scots Church.
Listen to the enthusiastic fans and take in the atmosphere as you watch the Carlton Football Club, the Essendon Football Club or the North Melbourne Football Club at Etihad Stadium. On the day of the game, the streets are packed with loyal fans donning navy blue and white, the colors of the Carlton Football Club.
If you aren't sure where to stay in Kensington, browse our Kensington lodging options. There are 388 accommodations to select from in this popular destination.
Why not kick-start your search for the ultimate Kensington room by investigating the great amenities at the excellent AKOM Docklands, located at 26 Rakaia Way, and the Crown Towers, at 8 Whiteman Street. If those don't exactly meet your needs, why not check out the Habitat HQ - Hostel, at 333 St Kilda Road, and the Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel, at 17 Carlisle St, two of the cheaper options in town.
Set within the Southbank shopping/business complex and 200 meters (656 feet) from Yarra River, this modern-style hotel is just across Princes Bridge from the city center and within walking distance of Eureka Skydeck 88. The Victorian Arts Centre, Crown Casino, and Melbourne Cricket Ground are nearby.
Located in the very heart of the city, the hotel is walking distance to world class shopping, famous theatres, major sporting venues, vibrant entertainment, exceptional restaurants, Crown Casino, and the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Rialto Towers and SEA LIFE Melbourne. Etihad Stadium and Eureka Tower are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rialto Towers, Etihad Stadium, and SEA LIFE Melbourne. Melbourne Central and Queen Victoria Market are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Eureka Tower and National Gallery of Victoria. SEA LIFE Melbourne and Bourke Street Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Her Majesty's Theatre and Bourke Street Mall. Melbourne Central and RMIT University are also within 15 minutes.
This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located in the entertainment district, just steps from Emporium Melbourne and Bourke Street Mall. Melbourne Central and RMIT University are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Etihad Stadium and SEA LIFE Melbourne. Bourke Street Mall and Eureka Tower are also within 1 mi (2 km).