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 as you plan your next celebration with us. FYI – celebratory events did not count during isolation and we are here to help plan your next magnifique stay.
1. Sydney sparkles as springtime is springing upon us – 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 Under the Stars, which presents multiple approaches to stargazing from Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, highlighting shared understandings of the night sky.
3.Engage in a romantic soirée and stare longingly at each other over a decadent dinner in the comfort of your own room with an exquisite meal delivered to your door. 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.
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 free timed-entry tickets and physical distancing are among the measures they’re implementing in line with the NSW Government’s health guidelines to keep visitors safe during COVID-19.You can then spend time in the historic grounds to do some more stargazing on your own.
5.Make the most of the sunny 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.
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.