Sydney has a lot to offer if you venture outside of the CBD and well worn tourist paths. A private tour guide in Sydney will show you the local spots. The inner eastern suburbs of the city are home to cafes, waterside walks and dog friendly beaches. A lot of locals head here for a relaxing weekend as living here is a bit pricey. Check out these local spots if you can find them.
Exploring the inner east of Sydney starts in the notorious Kings Cross. Still living in the shadow of its hedonistic days as the Golden Mile it has cleaned up its act a lot recently. In the past Kings Cross was the red light district of Sydney, drawing in all those looking for a quick thrill. Once famous for gangs, drugs and scandalous behaviour it’s more of a backpacker haven these days. It has inspired more than a couple television series about the late night criminal activity that once flooded the streets. You’ll still find the strip clubs but local laws have reigned in the wild excess that once was.
The streets are lined with pop up cheap eats and the bars are lined with travellers from every corner of the world. If you’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated you can stroll downhill where high end restaurants have started to gentrify the area. If you crave Greek, The Apollo is a good spot, Cho Cho San is Japanese option and often seen as one of the best restaurants in Sydney. Afterwards it’s a short stroll back to the bars or head to the back streets and check out The Butler. It’s a great cocktail spot with an amazing view of the city (although you wouldn’t pick it from the apartment like front door).
Just down from Kings Cross is the beautiful Rushcutters Bay. Once the site of the famous Sydney Stadium where boxing matches would occur it is now a large dog friendly park. You’ll see a lot Sydneysiders that head here to take in the sun and walk their dogs. The bay itself is where the rich inner east residents moor their boats while they are home. The park itself has plenty of room to play sport and jog, hence why it’s such a popular locals hangout.