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Welcome to Melbourne's seaside playground. Kick up your heels by the seashore, eat, shop and unwind. St Kilda is renowned for its edgy yet sophisticated culture and major attractions such as St Kilda Pier, Luna Park Melbourne, and the Esplanade Hotel. Initially home to Melbourne's elite, the eclectic and charming inner southern suburb is now the ultimate bohemian hub.
After a 'jaw dropping and an eye ball popping' experience at the scenic Luna Park, stroll to St Kilda Pier for a day filled with activities and fun. Enjoy a day at the beach and stay to see what's on as the sun sets. Melbourne's most recognised beach, St Kilda Beach, is a mecca for beach bums all year around with its safe sandy beach, gentle bay waves, palm lined boardwalk, panoramic views of Melbourne city and a huge range of water sports to suit all kinds. At the end of the pier awaits a secret haven, a colony of about 1,000 little penguins, leaving their burrows before sunrise and returning after sunset. Catch these local residents if you're lucky.
If the slick DJ scene of Melbourne isn't really doing it for you, then prepare for the dirt and grit of the beachside legend, The Espy. A pub, a restaurant, a bottle-o and the most iconic live music venue -the Esplanade Hotel has made Melbourne rock out for over 100 years. Everyone from the Boom Crash Opera to Johnny Farnham has honoured the stage of the majestic and elaborate Gershwin Room. Their Espy burgers infused in their secret sauce and late shift pizza nights means you'll be sorted well into the wee hours.
If in need for a bit of retail therapy and sweet treat for the senses, one of the best places to go include the cosmopolitan centre of St Kilda, Acland Street. Rows upon rows of indulgent cakes line the strip and are only an indication for a soon-to-be-experienced sugar rush. The chocolate, savoury-sweet Kugelhoupf cake or the continental custard vanilla will fill your soul at the iconic Monarch Cake Shop. There's always more room for sweet treats and the cafes along Fitzroy Street are your mecca for macarons. While you're there, settle in with mocha and pick up a box of their delicious chocolates to take home.
One of Melbourne's most scenic suburbs is filled with splendour and great things to do. It is loved so much by both residents and visitors, that even the wild winds and cloudscapes are treasured. Be prepared to be charmed by its long stretch of sand and its own style of glitz.