If you are a first-time traveller, there are some basics that you should do if you are in a new city. This is just common to any city that you visit. There would be no point if you don’t have the total experience of that city after spending so much to travel there. This is something that sadly happens to a lot of people because they are not properly informed, and some aren’t that interested in doing the hands on things. But that is what travelling is, getting to experience a whole new culture. As the saying goes, “when in Rome, behave like a Roman”.
One of the first things that you should do is to make a plan. After you land, and make your way to the hotel, ask for a tourist map from the front desk. Spend at least an hour with the map familiarizing yourself with it. You don’t want to lose yourself in a strange, new city.
See if you can find a travelling companion if you travelled down to Melbourne all by yourself. You can use various mobile phone apps, or even through a website you can find someone who is willing enough to guide you through the city.
If you do find a travelling companion, ask them to take you to the interesting points in the city. The famous monuments, and the buildings, and to places that are unique to that part of the city. Like aboriginal themed museums that will give you a taste of the indigenous population of that country. This is very important if you want to understand that country properly, study its history to better understand its present. Also while you are at Melbourne, go visit the St. Patrick’s Cathedral which makes an imposing impression on the skyline.
In a city like in Melbourne there are plenty of things to do even on your own like going to a good restaurant at Crown. Go try the local cuisine scene which is greatly influenced by the Greek culture, and also other various migrant groups, such as Turkish culture, residing in Melbourne. This is what sets this city apart from the others, its multicultural atmosphere.
Go see the natural attractions in the city. Go visit a natural park, and have a picnic all by yourself. Reflect on your life! Ask your travel companion for more details on this.
Explore the nightlife too. Ask your companion to tag you along or other friends, if you have made some by this time, to go out for a drink. Find a good club or a pub, depending on what suits your taste. Or you can go try cocktails at the cocktail bar in Melbourne with the gang if you feel like the need to not get too drunk.
Go explore the art scene like the art galleries, and the other venues. There will be plenty of local talented individuals who will be showcasing their work throughout the city. Plan what you would want to do accordingly. It will be better if you go to the galleries first, then later to the cocktail bar in Melbourne.
There’s so much to do at Melbourne since it’s a huge city. Whatever you do, make sure that you have a good time!