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Best Things To Do In Sydney This Summer

If there is one thing Sydneysiders do better, it’s being a tourist in their own city. This skill is never truer, than throughout the months of summer, when the festive season is over but the party never stopped.

Check out this stellar lineup of activities to enjoy in Sydney this summer and start ticking your way through the list, things move fast in the big city!

If you’re after some top-quality R&R with an all access pool and gym to recharge your holiday bod, check out a Sydney staycation at Ovolo Woolloomooloo. If you’re one for a summer season of cosy and artful surrounds to inspire your new year new you ambition, check out Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour.

Best art exhibitions in Sydney this summer

With Sydney Festival now in full swing, the domino effect of the summer art exhibitions hitting Sydney this summer is well underway! Leading the art pack is Japan Supernatural courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW exhibiting over 200 epic artworks from Japanese artists both past and present and UK contemporary art star Cornelia Parker’s works call the Museum of Contemporary Art home in Sydney this summer. All the while Rebecca Baumann is painting your Sydney art staple Carriageworks a whole other shade of Radiant Flux this summer.

Takashi Murakami, Japan Supernatural

Best places to eat in Sydney this summer

Throughout the summer months, we tend to find ourselves with a lot more time on our hands and a little more money in the pocket. What to do with your extra summer booty? Treat yourself and eat at these hot spot restaurants in Sydney this summer.

Hot weather doesn’t always equate to a desire to sit down to a traditional dinner. Rather, try a bit of everything with apertivi from Mister Percy, or take the green path toward Australia’s first 100% plant based hotel restaurant and bar, Alibi Bar & Kitchen in harbourside Woolloomooloo. In the kitchen you’ll find a clean side to plant-based dining, while the bar reveals its darkside with a ‘Dirty Greens’ bar menu featuring burgers, bao buns, mac ‘n’ cheese balls and more. Running rampant around Sydney this summer is one word. Totti’s. Whether CBD or Bondi based, it doesn’t matter which, so long as there is wood-fired bread!

Alibi Bar & Kitchen

Best places to drink in Sydney this summer

In Sydney this summer, there is one guaranteed reprieve from the heat. A thirst quenching cold beverage to cool you down. In a city with a new bar popping up every week, it can be uncomfortable to move away from your normal go-to local watering hole. So, we’ve done the ground work for you and mapped out the best places to drink in Sydney this summer.

Perched atop the Museum of Contemporary Art, overlooking Circular Quay, you’ll find a Patron Pop-up party full of tacos and tequila with a good dose of summer sun fun on this iconic rooftop location. Work your way through the artisanal cocktail list at Maybe Sammy amongst a Tropi-cool setting. Or, follow Mister Percy, Pyrmont’s neighbourhood wine bar, to the Mediterranean, or head to Woolloomooloo’s Vizio, Sydney first specialty grappa bar. Saluti!

Mister Percy

Dog-friendly activities in Sydney this summer

While Sydney is a hub of dog-friendly venues, we’ve tested and tried to decide on the best foodie dog days out to be enjoyed at these Sydney’s Dog Friendly Restaurants, Cafes and Bars. Our recommended home base? An Ovolo VIPooch staycation with your very best fur friend.

Take some time-out with your pooch at Dog-Yoga is run by Rancan Sisters Fitness in Mosman (North Sydney).

Cool Down
Sirius Cove in Mosman is a beautiful, protected beach with plenty of shade for you and your pooch to spend the day on the beach, soaking summer rays.

Picnic Spot
Set up a picnic for two at Barangaroo Reserve for a day outdoors by Sydney’s iconic Harbour.

Water Activities
Head to Watsons Bay’s Gibson’s Beach or Rose Bay to try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding with your best fur friend.

Yulli’s Brews