For years, Melbourne has been considered the best place to call home in the world—that’s according to pretty much everyone. All right, the official designation is “most liveable city”, and it was given by the Economist Intelligence Unit, but that doesn’t sound as cool. Anyway, from the unbeatable views of Port Phillip Bay to boutique-lined streets and gourmet eats, it’s always a great place to be.
We know, we know: You’re looking for places to stay in Melbourne while you’re on holiday, not hunting for a new home. But take a few cues from the locals and plan your trip around quirky neighbourhoods, nonstop nightlife and some of the country’s most important history.