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How to Spend People's Weekend in The City

While we can’t enjoy the traditional Ekka fun fair experience this year, we’ve been gifted with a long weekend in August instead. The People’s Weekend runs from Friday 14 August to Sunday 15 August, and we’ve got plenty of ideas how to spend a three-day weekend in The City. Strap in, let’s go!

Go on a staycation

Next Hotel

First, you’ll need somewhere luxe to lay your head. Luckily, there’s no shortage of fantastic hotel and aparthotel options in Brisbane City for a staycation. Plus, we have some amazing stay-and-play packages available at some of our fave City hotels; such as Next Hotel, located right on the Queen Street Mall; and the 5-star The Westin.

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Image source: Next Hotel

Eat around the world

Alba Bar

The City is a premier dining destination for foodies of all flavours. From Ukrainian golubtsi at Kvas Bar & Cafe to Basque pintxos (tapas) at Alba Bar & Delicatessen, we guarantee there’s global cuisines you’ve never even tried in The City. The great news is you’ve got breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time to try them all! From alfresco dining to picnic hampers and whiskey tastings to coffee deals, we can also help you dine like a queen for less with our City offers.

Savour the flavours here

Image source: Alba Bar & Delicatessen

Shop ‘til you drop

Double Double

One of the things we love most about The City is the huge range of shopping options available in the one compact centre. From high street shopping and department stores to international designer boutiques and edgy streetwear, there’s so many well-known and unique retailers to shop for that perfect find for you or a loved one. Whether that’s a tailored suit or some new frames, a book to curl up with or shiny bling, check out our City shopping offers for some great retail discounts.

Bag a bargain here

Image source: Double Double Store

Enjoy some downtime

Ella Bache

Does relaxation mean a yoga session or a pampering facial to you? Or perhaps you’re into movies, bowling or an escape room experience? There’s lots of ways to take time out or enjoy some play time in The City. We love the full-body treatments at Away Spa at W Brisbane and some putt-putt action at Holey Moley Golf Club Wintergarden equally! From indulgent treatments to full-on fun, be sure to book one of our experience offers and save.

Take time out here

Image source: Ella Bache

Spy the street art and garden scapes

Green Spaces

PSA: The City has loads of free things to do as well! From serene greenery and blooming gardens at City Botanic Gardens and Roma Street Parklands to equally vibrant and eye-catching street art, take a wander to explore the amazing scenery and history in our City. Don’t forget to look up and down and all around while you walk; you never know what you’ll discover down laneways, atop buildings and hidden in plain sight.

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