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A culturally rich, cosmopolitan capital with near-perfect weather, bordered by stunning landscapes and intriguing wildlife - Sydney sounds almost too good to be true. The sprawling city features everything a traveler could want from an urban hub, such as fine shopping and endless activities. Yet just outside its borders, exotic scenery unfolds for miles, enticing adventurers to spend days exploring the beauty. In addition, Sydney is incredibly diverse - 40 percent of its denizens are foreigners - resulting in an exquisite array of restaurants and festivals. With accommodations at Langham Sydney, Inspirato Members are ideally located in the city's heart.
Dozens of beautiful beaches stretch for miles along Sydney Harbour and the coast. Excellent surfing abounds and many urban beaches feature cafes and bars. For less crowded spots, venture beyond the harbor area.
Just west of the city center, Darling Harbour is one of Sydney's top spots for shopping, dining, entertainment and terrific city views. Visit the aquarium, kids' playground and maritime museum or simply meander along the waterfront.
This scenic stroll starts at mega-popular Bondi Beach and hugs the coast for nearly 4 miles, ending at Coogee Beach. Along the way, it passes historical sites, cafes and swimming spots, all set against stunning coastal views.
Forget shrimp on the barbie. The city's huge international population has greatly influenced the dining scene. Try a wide range of Asian, Middle Eastern and European cuisines scattered throughout the neighborhoods.
Greater Sydney is home to more than 400 green spaces. Don't miss the harborside Royal Botanic Gardens, historic Hyde Park and Headland Park featuring incredible water views. Scenic trails connect parks, beaches and landmarks.
Located about 11 miles south of downtown, this coastal golf course opened in 1928 and is surrounded by water on three sides. Golf Digest rates it the top course in the region. Play 18 holes among sea breezes and breathtaking views.
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Per parliamentary law, passenger jets are not allowed to take off or land at the Sydney Airport between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., in an effort to minimize noise and traffic in nearby neighborhoods. International flight schedules are tailored around these restrictions.
Sydney is 18 hours ahead of the West Coast of the United States. When your flight takes off, adjust your watch to local Sydney time and set your sleep schedule accordingly. When you arrive, aim to go to sleep at your normal time so you're refreshed come morning.
The Langham is located in the posh Rocks District, the oldest in town. Immediately south is the city center and business district; Darling Harbor is directly west of there. More metro districts and dozens of suburbs extend beyond these central neighborhoods.
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Any time is a good time to visit Sydney. Throughout the year, temperatures remain pleasant and mild; rain is rarely extreme and snow is nonexistent. Remember that seasons in Australia are opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning winter months span from June to August and summers last from December to February. Spring and fall are the least crowded seasons.