West Melbourne Vacations

West Melbourne is a popular destination within Melbourne. It is part of bustling metropolis that is home to 4,200,000 residents. The center of Melbourne is just less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away, while Tullamarine Airport is 11 miles (18 kilometers) to the northwest of West Melbourne.

For a real insiders view of Melbourne, pull on some comfortable shoes and explore nearby areas such as Collins Street, Lygon Street, and Brunswick Street.

Do try to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a great vacation choice. Visit some of the remarkable museums including Melbourne Museum in Carlton, the Royal Exhibition Building and the Melbourne Arts Centre. Lovers of the arts will find plenty to cheer about at venues such as the Forum Theatre, the Regent Theatre and the Her Majesty's Theatre. Enjoy the fascinating displays at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Carlton and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Southbank.

Looking for some fun for the kids? Everyone will be thoroughly entertained at the various child-friendly destinations close by. If you’re into creatures make sure you put Melbourne Zoo in Parkville and Melbourne Aquarium on your list of places to visit.

Get your body moving in the great outdoors at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Enjoy some of the tranquil parklands such as Royal Park in Parkville and the Birrarung Marr Park.

If you are ready to splash some cash, browse the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Central and the South Melbourne Market in South Melbourne.

During your stay in West Melbourne, catch the Carlton Football Club Australia rules football (AFL) team in summer at Etihad Stadium, the region’s premier sporting venue. If you’re visiting Melbourne with someone who lives and breathes sports, why not surprise them with one of Etihad Stadium’s behind the scenes tours.

When you’re ready to rest your weary head after a busy day discovering the charms of West Melbourne, check in to one of the area's many bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the Travelodge Docklands, the Best Western Atlantis Hotel, and the Travelodge Southbank Melbourne.

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