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They say that Paris is the city of love, but we think our own fair city has plenty to offer. Explore our top 5 romantic activities during your next Sydney getaway.

1. Sydney sparkles in springtime – cue romantic picnic. Stroll through the 200 year old tranquil oasis that is the Royal Botanic Garden and admire the sunny lawns, shady fig trees and meandering flowerbeds. Spread out your blanket and settle in for a lazy afternoon of food and wine - the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth can pack you a hamper full of delicious treats and champagne.

2.The poetic interior of the Art Gallery of New South Wales coupled with its divine location on the edge of the Botanic Garden makes it one of the world’s finest date spots. Wander through the light-filled halls and see the upcoming exhibition of Nude: art from the Tate collection including paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso and Lucian Freud.

3.Engage in a romantic soirée and stare longingly at eachother over a decadent dinner in the beautifully themed Garden Court Restaurant. Escape the bustling city and retreat to a peaceful ambience full of French charm with views overlooking the manicured one of a kind raised central garden. The menu is classic French with an Australian twist and features an extensive wine list. Start the night right with an intimate party of two then stroll over to a show at any one of Sydney’s nearby theatres.

4.Take time out from gazing into your lover’s eyes to gaze into the heavens at the Sydney Observatory. Set on Observatory Hill next to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the observatory offers nightly tours with guided telescope viewing of the night sky. You can then spend time in the historic grounds to do some more stargazing on your own.

5.Make the most of the warm weather and promener around the famous curves of Circular Quay. You will be spoilt for choice with the variety of restaurants and entertainment that guide you to the steps of the glorious Sydney Opera House. Here you and your amour can admire the stunning views of the bridge and beyond, including the brightly illuminated Luna Park. Treat yourself to a memorable performance with any of the upcoming spectacles including My Fair Lady, The Eighth Wonder, La Bohème, La Traviata, Tosca and Carmen on Sydney Harbour.

If you haven’t picked your favourites by now, the expert concierge at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth can help you to customise your plans and ensure you have a truly romantic stay.

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