Giant chess! If that’s not enough of a reason to hit up St Kilda’s 150-year-old beauty mark, perhaps we can interest you in the conservatory, grey-headed flying foxes, and the acres and acres in which to run, arms outstretched, like a toddler or agitated swan? You can bring your dog if you’ve got one, and should the weather be looking ominously Melburnian, there are plenty of shelters.
Park perks: All kinds of learning for nature nerds including sustainability classes at the Eco Centre.
Pack your picnic: You’re right near to Fitzrovia if you want to grab one of their ready-made feasts. Otherwise, grab yourself a six-pack of craft beers from the Acland Cellars (187 Acland St, St Kilda), and visit Milk the Cow for your cheese needs. Baker D Chirico will sort you out with bread and Antipasto Delicatessen will take care of the rest (181/183 Barkly St, St Kilda).