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The best things to do in Fitzroy
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The best things to do in Fitzroy

Melbourne’s alternative side is full force in Fitzroy, the inner-city mecca for all things cool and kooky. Wander along Brunswick Street, Fitzroy’s main drag, for tonnes of vintage clothing stores and second-hand bookshops. Take your pick from an array of cafés and restaurants or stop into The Everleigh for some of Melbourne's finest cocktails. Just minutes north of the CBD on the 112 or 86 tram, you can get to know the artsy heart of Melbourne. Find the best bars, the best restaurants and the best shopping in Fitzroy, also. 

Autumn school holiday activities in Melbourne
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Autumn school holiday activities in Melbourne

Just because summer has come to an end doesn't mean that the fun is all over. This year's autumn school holidays (April 6-22, 2019) coincide with the Easter public holidays, which means double the fun is happening all over Melbourne. There are plenty of activities for kids and young-at-heart grown-ups, and here are the best.  For more Easter fun, check out the best hot cross buns for the sweet stuff and fish and chip shops for your seafood fix.

50 things to do in Melbourne before you die
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50 things to do in Melbourne before you die

Wondering what to do in Melbourne? Take a look at our ultimate bucket list: 50 fun things to do in Melbourne, plus what makes the city great, from the food to the festivals and everything in between.

The 8 best swimming holes in Victoria
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The 8 best swimming holes in Victoria

Everyone knows the ocean is overrated. Especially since, sorry to break the news to you, the majority of beaches you find in Melbourne aren’t real beaches. Swimming holes, on the other hand, are very fun.

The 33 moments that give every Melburnian anxiety
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The 33 moments that give every Melburnian anxiety

We like to think of ourselves as pretty laid-back people here in Melbourne. But there are heaps of little things that can make Melburnians inexplicably anxious

The best of Melbourne

Where to see Melbourne’s city skyline
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Where to see Melbourne’s city skyline

OK, so we’re not as big as London, and our skyscrapers aren’t as tall as New York’s, but Melbourne’s skyline has a lot to offer, especially if you know where to go to make the most of it

50 things to do in Melbourne before you die
Things to do

50 things to do in Melbourne before you die

The definitive Melbourne bucket list: knock off these 50 activities and you'll really, properly know our great city

The best free things to do in Melbourne
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The best free things to do in Melbourne

Check out these expert tips for exploring the city's best attractions and events for zero dollars

Cheap things to do in Melbourne
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Cheap things to do in Melbourne

If you know where to look, you can get by in this city for a lot less than you'd think

The best markets in Melbourne
Shopping

The best markets in Melbourne

From organic produce to arts and crafts, there's a Melbourne market happening near you this week

Our guide to Melbourne's best toilets (seriously)

Melbourne events calendar

Dating in Melbourne

The best date-night restaurants in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best date-night restaurants in Melbourne

Our favourite places for frocking up and impressing the pants off someone

The best bars for first dates in Melbourne
Bars

The best bars for first dates in Melbourne

Sit close, sip a cocktail and get to know one another at these cosy Melbourne drinking spots

The most adventurous dates in Melbourne
Sex and dating

The most adventurous dates in Melbourne

From cycling tours to rooftop glamping, here are our suggestions for dates with a difference in Melbourne

The 13 best make-out spots in Melbourne
Sex and dating

The 13 best make-out spots in Melbourne

This city's full of nooks and crannies, so lock lips and make the most of them

The best bars with board games in Melbourne
Bars

The best bars with board games in Melbourne

Long, tipsy games of Connect 4, Scrabble and Balderdash: now that's a foolproof date idea

The best places for Tinder dates
Restaurants

The best places for Tinder dates

Swipe right, eat right with our guide to setting up the perfect Tinder date in Melbourne

Or try a romantic weekend getaway

Outdoor activities in Melbourne

The best beaches in Melbourne
Attractions

The best beaches in Melbourne

Don't scoff: Melbourne has some beautiful beaches and splendid spots to cool down on a hot day

The best sunset and sunrise spots in Melbourne
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The best sunset and sunrise spots in Melbourne

Check out our ten best spots to enjoy the view of the rising and setting sun around the city

Five great Melbourne walks
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Five great Melbourne walks

Lace up your sneakers: our favourite places to promenade are all a stone's throw from the city

The best places to swim in Melbourne
Sport and fitness

The best places to swim in Melbourne

Don't restrict yourself to the pool: dip into Melbourne's most beautiful rivers, lakes and beaches

Where to get your nature fix in the city
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Where to get your nature fix in the city

Get close to Mother Nature without leaving the inner-city at these five urban oases

See Melbourne's best picnic spots

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Win the ultimate Peninsula Picnic experience including a night at Jackalope Hotel
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Win the ultimate Peninsula Picnic experience including a night at Jackalope Hotel

Roll out your picnic rug and don’t bother with the food: the Peninsula Picnic is back. On Saturday March 30, the Mornington Peninsula’s biggest food, wine and music event brings the region’s restaurants, wineries and producers together at Mornington Racecourse. Headlined by the Rubens and Sarah Blasko, the event presents an exciting line-up of unique and emerging music acts to accompany your quality eating and drinking. The experience includes: - two VIP tickets to the Peninsula Picnic on March 30, including food and beverage- a night’s accommodation for two in a terrace room at the Jackalope Hotel in Balnarring, check-in March 30- lunch for two at Jackalope’s Rare Hare Wine & Food Store on March 31- eight bottles of wine from select wineries represented at the Peninsula Picnic We’ve done some sums and the prize value comes to roughly $1,735 – pretty epic! If all that sounds like your idea of a fun weekend, then you can enter below before Friday March 22 Enter here

6 happy hour specials to raise a glass to at Crown
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6 happy hour specials to raise a glass to at Crown

If you're savvy, it's totally possible to never pay full price for a drink in Melbourne. Rather than trawl the streets and waste valuable relaxation time, head straight to Crown where the precinct's venues have got your back every night of the week. Whether you're after a glass of wine, a pint of beer or a cocktail shaken or stirred, Crown's many bars have something to offer that won't cost the world. 

Ladbrokes Mornington Cup Day
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Ladbrokes Mornington Cup Day

Get your best racewear ready for the Ladbrokes Mornington Cup Day on Saturday, March 23. The event is one of the biggest race days on the autumn racing calendar, so you won't want to miss this.  On the day, there will be nine races on the card and the winner of the feature race, the Ladbrokes Mornington Cup, will receive free entry into the 2019 Caulfield Cup. There's plenty going on trackside too including live music, food trucks and bars with a view of the races. While you're there, check out the Beach Club, a new addition to Mornington Racecourse this year. Punters will be able to kick back and relax on lounge chairs in this race day haven that will still have views of the day's nine races. If you're bringing kids along, the kids and family area offers entertainment, activities and family-friendly food options.  Spend the day at the Steller Garden Bar where you’ll be able to take advantage of a prime position by the tracks and enjoy the races against a backdrop of live music and a shaded garden enclosure. Tickets to the Steller Garden Bar ($160 per person) also includes an all-inclusive food and drinks package featuring hawker-themed food stalls plus beer, wine and sparkling. Meanwhile, the Crittenden Estate Marquee will be hosting a luxe three-course luncheon with an all-inclusive beverage package ($220) that will showcase the best drops from one of Mornington Peninsula's oldest wineries. This will take place in a private garden enclosure adorned with stunning floral

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Time Out Bar Awards 2019: recap
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Time Out Bar Awards 2019: recap

More than 500 people packed into Transport Public Bar in Federation Square on a Sunday afternoon to toast the best in the hospitality business.  Hosted by the very funny Rhys Nicholson (who doesn’t love a free comedy show thrown in with an awards ceremony?), the event saw ten awards given out across a range of categories. Guests were treated to delicious drinks, great food, sweet tunes from DJ Coco Brown, with a copy of the new Time Out Bar Awards issue to take home at the end of the night. Attendees were also in the running to take home their very own crystal glassware from Waterford simply by taking a snap with the Mobsta crew in the Waterford area. The snack game was strong, with Southern fried chicken, pizzas, charcuterie and cheese platters courtesy of Transport Public Bar doing the rounds. People were sipping on free-flowing Espresso Martinis on tap, Malibu Piña Coladas, Altos Tequila cocktails, Urban Alley beers, and a bespoke cocktail from Perrier. As if that wasn't enough they also got to sample Riot Wines’ wine in a can from McLaren Vale, and ciders from Hills Cider Co. So who emerged victorious in the 2019 Time Out Bar Awards? Fitzroy cocktail bar the Everleigh was named Bar of the Year. The Everleigh is where you get the exacting standards, beautiful surrounds and whip-smart service of a high-end bar in London, but right here in the heart of Melbourne. The Everleigh is the very definition of putting our best drink forward.As well as the top gong, the Best C