Hello Surry Hills
Staying in Surry Hills is less about what you'll see than it is about what you'll experience. There aren't any beaches or iconic opera houses, but what the neighborhood lacks in landmarks it more than makes up for in character and style. Once one of Sydney's grittiest neighborhoods, Surry Hills is now one of its hippest. The blend of long-term locals and a style-conscious, younger crowd make the area an unpretentious yet progressive place to be. Introduce yourself to the neighborhood with a stroll down Crown Street, picking up the odd item or two from a vintage clothing store.
Then there's the food and drink. Lively brew-pubs, trendy cafes, excellent restaurants – this is a neighborhood that only reinforces Sydney's reputation as a first-class foodie destination. Visit in September and your trip may coincide with the Surry Hills Festival, which brings live music and more great food to the neighborhood.