By Summer Brons
Sydney
Australia
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Ranked one of the top ten most livable locations in the world, Australia's largest and most populous cities is one of the most sought after vacation destination for tourists from around the globe. Highly regarded for involvement in everything from commerce to culture, Sydney is as exciting as it is beautiful. Book your down under adventure through EscapeWizard.com and meet the friendly face of Sydney all for yourself!
   
Air transportation is efficiently serviced by the Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport (SYD) in the local suburb of Mascot. Book your flight into Australia's busiest airport with EscapeWizard.com by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to take advantage of our low rates on airfare. We can also help with hotels, just click (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and choose your preferred lodging accommodations.    

Upon landing in Sydney you'll quickly find that wide arrays of activities await you, and EscapeWizard.com recommends starting off by immersing yourself in some local culture. Depending on the time of year of your visit, you may have the opportunity to partake in some of Sydney's many festivals. The annual Sydney Festival celebrates the arts throughout January, the popular Sydney Film Festival runs for two weeks each June, and Australian Fashion Week happens in April, May and September. Not a fashion guru? No worries, Sydney still has plenty of culture to go around. Catch a show in one of the five halls at the famous and architecturally stunning Sydney Opera House, or visit one of Sydney's plentiful museums. The Museum of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australian National Maritime Museum and the Bondi Shark Museum are just a few of the many throughout the city. Finally, EscapeWizard.com recommends a visit to the Taronga Zoo. Home to more than 2,500 animals and spanning 52 acres, Taronga Zoo opened in 1916 and is one of the largest and oldest in the country.    

Sydney is also a fantastic city for sports enthusiasts! Enjoy watersports? The neighboring Tasman Sea welcomes you with ample opportunity for swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, or simply playing in the waves as you relax on the sandy beaches. Spectator sports here include cricket, rugby, football (soccer), yacht racing, horse racing, surfing, and even hockey. If sports aren't your thing, perhaps shopping is. Given that Sydney is a top-rated fashion city, it's a great venue for shopping and keeping up on the latest trends. EscapeWizard.com suggests checking out Pitt, George, King, Castlereagh and Market Streets for great shopping, as well as the Queen Victoria Building, Westfield Sydney and the Mid City Centre.    

If you're looking to enjoy the nightlife during your vacation, you'll be pleased to know that Sydney is very much still awake and thriving after the sun goes down! After hours hotspots in the city include Kings Cross, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Oxford Street and the The Rocks. You'll find plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs in these districts sure to help you let loose after a long day of Sydney sightseeing. You can also try your gambling luck at the city's only casino, Star City Casino, or catch some live music around Newtown and Annandale areas. As always, EscapeWizard.com reminds you to enjoy Sydney's nightlife responsibly!    

For a truly memorable, one of a kind getaway, plan your next vacation in Sydney, Australia! Beautiful scenery, lovely weather and friendly locals make this city a must-see destination for any traveler. Let EscapeWizard.com help you plan your Australian vacation today!
Hotels in Sydney
By Chrystyne Jackson
Westin Sydney
1 Martin Place Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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When visiting beautiful Sydney, Australia, enhance your experience by staying at the Westin Sydney. This lovely hotel offers comfort and convenience that is sure to make your trip memorable.

The Westin offers a variety of guestrooms and suites to suit every need. The Heritage Rooms range from 409 to 667-square feet. They come with your choice of kings size bed or two double beds. You may choose a Westin WORKOUT Room, which features its own treadmill, spin bike, or other fitness equipment. The Heritage Long Suite is 2,002-square feet of luxury, including two marble fireplaces. Rooms come with flat screen televisions, Bose sound systems, luxurious bathrobes, and complimentary daily newspaper. High speed Internet access is available.

Guests at the hotel can maintain their fitness program at the Good Life Health Club, featuring state of the art cardio equipment, strength machines and free weights. If you prefer swimming there is an indoor lap pool. Relax and unwind in the comfort of your own room with an In Room Spa massage. Socialize over cocktails and light fare at either the Lobby Bar and Lounge or the Room. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Mosaic, which serves Australian cuisine. While exploring Sydney, be sure to visit the Contemporary Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural History, the New South Wales Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Powerhouse Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Taronga Zoo, and the famed Sydney Opera House. Bondi Beach and Manly Beach are an easy drive away. If games of chance are what you seek the Star City Casino will suit your needs.

Sydney is a city with much to offer. Make the most of your visit by staying at the Westin Sydney. EscapeWizard.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.
Hotels in Sydney
By Kathy Heydasch
Sheraton on the Park
161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, Australia
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Sheraton on the Park is one of Sheraton Hotels & Resorts' most luxurious accommodations in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Fly into Sydney International Airport (SYD) and stay in this remarkable 5-star resort. Book your trip through EscapeWizard.com for great fares.

Guests can expect nothing but the best from the spacious 557 guest rooms, including 48 contemporary suites. Relax in the famous Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ bed, offering 9 layers of comfort. Visitors can choose from king bed or double bed rooms, and each room comes with a variety of amenities including a mini-bar and refrigerator, high-speed Internet access and 24-hour room service. A rooftop health club, indoor heated pool, and spa complete the package.

Those planning a business meeting or event should look no further than the award-winning meeting facilities at Sheraton on the Park. There are 18 flexible meeting rooms, and a Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 900 guests in theater-style surroundings. Whether it's a wedding or a conference, the staff is ready to please.

Located on the lobby level, guests can enjoy “high tea” at the Gallery Tea Lounge, just one of the many options for dining at the Sheraton on the Park. Tapas cuisine is available at The Conservatory Bar, which has 2-story windows for great views of Hyde Park. Great meals are available for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Botanica Brasserie, an award-winning restaurant with an a la carte menu.

The Sheraton on the Park sits across from the beautiful tree-lined Hyde Park. Enjoy great views of this amazing park, along with views of Middle Harbour and St. Mary's Cathedral. Visit these destinations on foot, or hop on the nearby Monorail to get closer to great Sydney attractions. Bondi Beach is only a short bus ride away, or surround yourself in the city's close retail and business districts. Whether a guest wants fun in the sun or exciting tourist destinations, Sydney's Sheraton on the Park is sure to please. Follow this link to book your next Sydney excursion (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Sydney
By Kathy Heydasch
Holiday Inn
68 Harbour Street, Sydney, Australia
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When you fly into Sydney Airport (SYD), one of your best hotels to stay at is the Holiday Inn Darling Harbour. A popular cosmopolitan destination, Darling Harbour is home to some of Sydney's finest entertainment and shopping. Book your stay today at EscapeWizard.com and use the Holiday Inn's shuttle service to and from the airport.

The Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is a beautifully-remodeled building from the 1890s. Formerly a wool shop, the renovation has turned the old building into a stunning contemporary marvel. Complete with flat-screen televisions and high-speed Internet access, the Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is a tourist's home away from home.

Guests can enjoy a free morning newspaper along with a wide selection of pay-per-view movies, as well as an in-room safe and mini-refrigerator in every room. There is a MiniGym ® and sauna on the 3rd floor, and business services are available upon request.

Visitors can relax in the comfortable room or go out on the town! The Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is across from the Sydney Entertainment Center, a popular music venue for concerts and other events. Plus, it is within walking distance of many popular attractions, like Chinatown and Cockle Bay Wharf.

Getting around town is easy with Sydney's Monorail and Light Rail systems. The closest stop is Paddy's Markets, where guests can find souvenirs for their trips along with other great bargains. The Sydney Aquarium is only 10 minutes away by walking, and visitors can take glass-bottom boat tours.

Another 10 minute walk from the hotel will get you into Sydney's bustling business district. This is because the Holiday Inn is located on the city side of Darling Harbour. It is conveniently located near the giant Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center. Plus, JB's Bar inside the Holiday Inn Darling Harbour offers cocktails and happy hours to wrap up a busy day.

So don't delay! Use this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your stay at the fabulous and efficient Holiday Inn Darling Harbour from EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Sydney
By Jamie Brauer
Hyatt Regency
161 Sussex Street, Sydney, Australia
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Hyatt Regency (Formally The Four Points by Sheraton in Sydney), Darling Harbour, Australia is in a perfect location for any type of visitor. Whether in Sydney for business or leisure, The Hyatt Regency is within twenty minutes of just about any attraction the city has to offer, including public transportation, entertainment, shopping, corporate offices, and beaches. Check-in begins at 3 p.m., so there’s no need to rush to get there.

All of the standard rooms are non-smoking and feature televisions with cable and satellite, floor to ceiling windows, individually controlled air conditioning, hair dryers, an in-room safe, wake-up call service, baby cribs, an outlet adaptors, as well as general office supplies and typical wardrobe storage. High speed internet is also available for a daily fee.

The Hyatt Regency features a 24-hour fitness facility, a business center, family room, gift shop, car rental and self-parking, babysitting services, laundry and dry-cleaning service, security staff, and even an art gallery.  Wireless internet is also available in the common areas. There is also a Tour Desk along with the Concierge Desk to assist you in travel and tourism around the city or to simply give you a good idea of where to spend your time during your stay.

After you’ve sampled all that Sydney has to offer or made that business deal go through smoothly, The Hyatt Regency offers an 11 a.m. checkout so you can be on your way.  Both The Corn Exchange Restaurant and Lobby Lounge, the hotel’s in-house restaurant and café, are open for breakfast for your check-out convenience.

EscapeWizard.com can assist you in booking this hotel today at the following link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).