Melbourne has had a stronghold on The Economist’s “World’s Most Livable Cities” number three ranking since 2002, and is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It’s not difficult to see why – Melbourne is famous for its world-class attractions, including exquisite dining, shopping, creative arts, sporting events and entertainment, as well as a stunning seaside landscape and beautiful greenery.
The list of Melbourne’s attractions is endless and varied, from the natural (like the sprawling Botanical Gardens and the sparkling Yarra) to the very much man-made (such as the throbbing Crown Entertainment Complex and the towering Rialto).
Laid out in a large, tidy grid in the heart of the city, the CBD is both the home of big business and the hub of Melbourne’s cultural and recreational life. Eating and drinking is a favourite pastime in and around the city, and world-class eateries are one of Melbourne’s top attractions. Melbourne boasts more than 5000 restaurants and cafes, as well as some of the best baristas in the country.
A number of the city’s biggest attractions are borne out of Melbourne’s thriving sporting culture. Thousands upon thousands of locals and visitors swarm into the city to take part in the excitement of the AFL Grand Final (Australian Rules Football), the Melbourne Cup (horse racing), the Australian Open (tennis) and the Australian Grand Prix (motor racing).
Clarion Suites Gateway gives you easy access to all that Melbourne has to offer. Located in the heart of the CBD, the beautifully-appointed accommodation at Clarion Suites Gateway is just minutes away from Melbourne’s best attractions.