I’m taking the Mrs. for a getaway to Melbourne. We have friend there who are taking us to the beach on the weekend, but we’ll be on our own for a few days before then.
Those of you from that area, what should we see? We’re sort of moderate travelers and pretty casual people–we don’t mind walking a bit, trying something new, but we’ll not be documenting the pre-WWII era architecture or anything like that. For us, seeing a good mix of interesting museums and modern areas is ideal. We’re also hoping to discover a few good restaurants.
One special request–I like to visit the best live blues house in each new city I visit. Where is that in Melbourne? Any live music pub recommendations are welcome, as we’ll have three nights in which to go out (and the kids are staying in Taiwan!).
Oh, and anything special we should be aware of? Do bars stay open late, or is there some rule about closing early? Is smoking allowed in bars? Any concern about white man/Asian woman prejudice? Stuff like that. Don’t want to be a total rube.