Over the past few years, global surveys have pointed to Melbourne as one of the happiest and friendliest cities in the world. Credit the proximity to stress–free beaches, top–notch art galleries or the hip food and drink scene. While its tiny laneways are dotted with trendy restaurants, the city is most famous for its serious coffee culture.

Where to Stay

  • United Places Botanic Gardens
    For the local character
  • Park Hyatt Melbourne
    For spacious guest rooms
  • Crown Hotels
    For the panoramic views
  • QT Hotel Melbourne
    For the industrial-chic design