- Fabulous Markets Melbourne has nearly a dozen major markets. The huge Queen Victoria Market (the Vic) has more than 1,000 stalls. Others include the "foodie heaven" Prahran Market, and St. Kilda's Sunday market, awash with pottery and all things arty.
- International Cuisine Melbourne's dining scene is a vast smorgasbord of cuisines Chinese restaurants on Little Bourke Street are the equal of anything in Hong Kong. Richmond's Victoria Street convincingly incarnates Vietnam.
- Sizzling Nightlife Melbourne's nightlife centers on King Street and Flinders Lane, with dozens of retro-style bars and clubs. The city’s famous live music scene can be viewed in historic pubs in Fitzroy, Collingwood, and Brunswick.
- Sports Galore Melburnians, like Aussies in general, do love a good match. The Melbourne Cup horse race in November brings the entire city to a standstill. The same is true of Australian Rules Football.
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