As the capital city of Victoria, Melbourne has a little bit of everything which means you and the entire family will have no shortage of options when it comes to creating a travel itinerary. Whether you love sports, shopping, going to a concert or even soaking up some of that famous Australian sunshine on the beach, Melbourne has a thriving atmosphere that will suck you in from the moment you arrive.

Due to the sheer size and population of Melbourne, there’s something for all budgets. Want to dine in quaint little restaurants or do you prefer to enjoy world-class meals from renowned chefs? No matter what your budget or preference, Melbourne can accommodate it. The city also has reputation for being one of the prime shopping destinations in Australia -- from local markets to art galleries and vintage shoppes, if you can think of it, chances are Melbourne has it. Head over to the Queen Victoria Markets, which is considered one of the largest open air marketplaces in the entire Southern Hemisphere! Also, be sure to check out Rose St. Artist’s Market and the South Melbourne Market for even more shopping possibilities.

One of the fun things about visiting Melbourne is that you don’t need to create an itinerary in order to have a great time. Just wandering around the various streets -- such as Flinders Street or Degraves Street, will give you gorgeous views, shopping destinations and plenty cafes. If you’re lucky, keep an eye out for the street art -- you never know when you’ll stumble upon a piece from the famous street artists, Banksy!

One way to see gorgeous Melbourne is by a rooftop bar. Sip an artisan cocktail while catching a sunset -- there are many rooftop bars to enjoy during a stay in the city. Some of the best views from establishments like Madame Brussels, Rooftop Bar and Naked in the Sky. Sport fans will also have plenty to cheer for -- Melbourne is one of the top cities in the world for sports! Check out the Australian Grand Prix or stop for a game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between March and September.