Sydney

Y2K came in with a blast of festivities, fireworks and excitement at the long-awaited Sydney Summer Olympic Games. The world tuned in ‘Down Under’ to watch as the athletes performed in the cool southern hemisphere winter, bathing in balmy sunlight. Gaining acclaim across the map, these games were one of the most unforgettable, resulting in Sydney now being one of the top travel destinations across the world.

Rainbow flags line every corner of this shimmering metropolis for the annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. Sydney impresses year-round with a flourishing LGBTQ+ culture. Visit the famous Rainbow Ribbon which is one of the largest LGBTQ+ neighborhoods in the city, along with other cool must-see spots for LGBTQ+ travel including Oxford Street and Newtown.

Sydney is the biggest city in Australia and is often recognized as a cultural hub boasting plenty of cool tourist attractions and delicious restaurants to try. This multicultural destination offers incredibly scrumptious culinary options, often at a decent price, and reliable public transportation that is also easy to use. We recommend getting an Opal Card to get around, this rechargeable card allows easy access to trains, ferries, buses, and the metro in both Sydney and the surrounding area. Sydney is truly a sparkling metropolis, and also quite safe, only needing basic street smarts to avoid any trouble. Enjoy the gorgeous view of the Sydney harbor, and the plentiful events and attractions at this location down under.

Ok, I’ll say it: anyone who says there’s a better city than Sydney to celebrate an epic New Year’s Eve is lying. So there. I said it. Sure, I may or may not be subjective on this, but let me assure you: Sydney knows how to put on a good show. You may have to contend with bone-crunching crowds as you find a vantage point on that glorious harbor, but once those fireworks start, you’ll be so mesmerized that you’ll totally forget that you’re sharing the spectacle with 1.5 million friends-you’ve-yet-to-meet. The Foti Fireworks family has been at the helm of celebration in Sydney for over a decade, and they never fail to impress. Sydney’s NYE fireworks consistently rate as the best in the world, with over 1 billion people watching the live show across the globe. Do yourself a favor, though, especially if your 20s are long gone: book a table at one of the many waterfront restaurants and watch the visual extravaganza in comfort. It’ll set you back a few, that’s for sure, but if you’ve never experienced that kind of crowd, trust that it will be exceptionally overwhelming. Buying a little personal space in Sydney, on NYE, is priceless. And so is the show.

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