After a long and arduous winter, the weather is finally starting to warm up. If you are lucky enough to be apart of St Kilda’s coworking space CoWork Me, you are positioned near many iconic locations.
St Kilda, a beachside suburb that is a must-visit for tourists and locals, has an abundance of cafes, bars and activities waiting to be discovered everyday.
We have compiled a list of the Top 8 Things to experience in St Kilda:
St Kilda Beach:
It isn’t summer until you’ve spent a day by the seaside along St Kilda Beach, a short walk from CoWork Me. There is so much going on by the foreshore with Beach Volleyball being a huge attraction during the warmer months as well as joggers and rollerbladers racing past.
If you are interested in seeing some cute penguins, head to the breakwater where you will find the resident penguins burrowing in the rocks.
St Kilda Pier:
St Kilda Pier not only offers wonderful views of the Beach but it also showcases Melbourne’s city skyline, all the while housing the St Kilda Ferry service and St Kilda Marina.
If you take a walk or rollerblade down the pier you will see many locals fishing and if you find yourself feeling hungry, why not head to the cafe Little Blue for a glass of wine to enjoy the sunset.
The Hotel Esplanade (Espy):
Since reopening in 2018, every area of The Espy has been renovated for enjoyment. The reimagined Hotel Esplanade is abuzz with music, laughter, dancing, arts and cocktails.
The Espy is the perfect place for an after work drink or meal and why not enjoy the many bands that perform in the downstairs basement.
The Palais Theatre is much more than just a concert venue. Since opening in 1927, the historic art deco theatre stands strong in the middle of St Kilda.
This venue as seen some incredible performances over the years including John Farnham, The Rolling Stones, Simply Red and the Village People.
Over the coming months, the Palais will be housing John Travolta, Hannah Gadsby and James Reyne to name a few.
Book your tickets here.
Luna Park is located on the foreshore, its hard not to miss as the giant mouth is iconic to St Kilda.
One of the best things about Luna Park is the Great Scenic railway which surrounds the entire park with amazing views of St Kilda and the CBD.
So if you’re in need of an adrenaline hit, look no further than Luna Park.
Shopping in St Kilda is the perfect combination between high end brands and unique local treasures. Acland St is scattered with different cafes and bakeries for coffee and cake pit stops between window shopping shopping.
Albert Park is popular for more reasons than just the Grand Prix, there are a range of activities to be done there like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing.
Not only are there sporting activities, the Park has a vast range of restaurants and playgrounds to be visited and whilst you’re there why not sit and enjoy the sunset with your family and friends.
St Kilda Festival:
This is Melbourne’s biggest free celebration held on the second Sunday in February each year. The St Kilda Festival takes over the suburb with many streets closed due to parades, market stalls and music.
Each year there is a great lineup of iconic Australian bands and much fun to be had for all ages.