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Melbourne — Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne has long lived in the shadow of glitzy Sydney. But scratch the surface and you’ll discover a delightfully decadent city that exudes soul and sophistication. From the finest galleries and museums, innovative theatre, and wonderful Victorian architecture to top sports venues, leafy parks, and accessible beaches, Victoria’s capital city is a smorgasbord for the senses.

Why Go

For its excellent art scene, sophisticated yet laid-back vibe, and proximity to pristine beaches.

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Antwerp's New Migration Museum, Plus 4 Others Around the World

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“Take regular transport rather than tourist buses – it's cheaper and you'll get to mix and mingle with the locals.”

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