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5 Ways to Spend Your Weekend in The City

It’s official – winter hibernation is cancelled.

Shut down the streaming services and shelve the sourdough starter, we’ve been given the green light to get out and about to explore our wonderful City.

Whether you’re planning a fun and carefree family day out, desperate to refresh your winter wardrobe or thrilled to sit in a café again, The City has you covered this weekend.

The cherry on top? Some seriously great, cut-price parking deals to ensure getting into The City is a breeze.

Wintergarden and QueensPlaza has $5 essential shopping parking and Macarthur Central also offers all-day weekend parking from $5 when you book online at Secure-a-Spot.

You can also score $5 weekend parking for up to 4 hours at Wickham Terrace and King George Square car parks.

Cheers to the weekend!

Visit The City’s coolest fashion boutiques 

Raise the bar of your winter wardrobe with streetwear from The City’s coolest independent boutiques. For highly sought after international and Australian Labels, shop at Double Double on Queen Street for Comme des Garçon PLAY and Stone Island; Contra on Charlotte Street for Marni and Aries Arise and Laced on Adelaide Street for Nike Air Jordan and limited edition sneakers.

Image Source: Double Double

Dine out at newly reopened City restaurants

Turn off the oven and let one of The City’s newly reopened restaurants and bars take care of the cooking. Choose from fine dining or a casual bite across a vast selection of Asian, European, American and Australian cuisines. Check out our updated list of City restaurants now open for dine-in here. Be sure to book in quick, as peak dining times fill up fast.

Image Source: Vapiano

Take a scenic City stroll, run or bike ride 

Pop on your runners and explore the scenic beauty of The City by foot, bike or scooter. We recommend detouring through the City Botanic Gardens and cruising along The City River Walk. Then, treat yourself to a takeaway coffee and toasted sandwich or a baked treat from the superb City cafés offering takeaway here.

Picnic outdoors with hampers from City restaurants and cafes

Pack the picnic blanket and portable speakers for a relaxing picnic in one of The City’s lush green spaces, such as the City Botanic Gardens on Alice Street or Post Office Square Park on Queen Street. For the nibbles, enjoy takeaway sandwiches from The Bagel Boys and moreish takeaway cheese hampers and wine from Grape Therapy and The Cheese Pleaser, all on Adelaide Street. 

Image Source: Grape Therapy

Stock up on winter warmers in Queen Street Mall

Replenish your wardrobe with winter staples to keep yourself warm this season. Shop for cosy knits, a posh new pair of boots, sheepskin slippers or comfy hoodies and trackies at Queen Street Mall’s recently reopened stores: Country Road, Seed Heritage, Uniqlo, Zara, H&M and David Jones.

Image Source: Seed Heritage