Sydney is one of the most iconic coastal cities in the world – a city all about juxtaposition. One one hand a buzzing metropolis, on the other a botanical garden of lush green and the vibrant blue of the sea. A city of relaxed culture, of sweeping views, and some of the best coffee and cocktails in the world – what’s not to love!

24 hours in Sydney

Head out early and start with the impeccable coffee that Sydney has to offer at nearly every turn. Go for a run or bike ride down through the Royal Botanic Gardens passing the Opera House and Charlton pool. Return hungry for brunch at Bill’s https://www.bills.com.au/surry-hills

in Surrey Hill without missing the avo toast. Take a cab to Bondi and stroll along the Bondi-to-Bronte path taking in the sun and sights. Take a cab to Regatta http://www.regattarosebay.com/

in Rose Bay for lunch overlooking the sea planes landing dockside. After lunch head over to Oxford St. Paddington to shop – making sure to stop at Strand Hatters https://strandhatters.com.au/ and stroll down toward Darling Harbour or Dawes Point Park. Stop in for a quick drink at Maybe Sammy https://www.maybesammy.com/

before heading back to change at the hotel. Wander over to Kitty Hawk for an aperitif https://www.thekittyhawk.com.au/

before heading to dinner at the buzzing, decadent hotspot Restaurant Hubert taking in their incredible in-house jazz band https://www.restauranthubert.com/  Follow dinner with a tiny bar tour: drinks at Eau-de-Vie https://eaudevie.com.au/sydney/ then dancing at Mrs. Sippy https://www.mrssippy.com.au/, finally landing at Frankie’s https://www.frankiespizzabytheslice.com/ (make sure you go to the hidden back room down the stairwell at the back shhhhh).