Staycation in Sydney! Our top picks for an amazing weekend!
As Sydneysiders we’ve really hit the jackpot when it comes to living in one of the world’s most beautiful cities (if we do say so ourselves!). With our jet-setting on hold and international visitors out of our way, there’s never been a better time to be a tourist in our city…and The Rocks is the perfect place to start!
From boutique hotels, amazing pastries, small bars, art galleries and incredible dining experiences here is Faid's guide to a full weekend staycation right here in Sydney! Discover the magic of your own city!
WHERE TO STAY-
Rydges Sydney Harbour - Amazing rooftop pool views in a prime location.
Park Hyatt Sydney - Luxe 5 star stay on Sydney Harbour with incredible views.
The Russell Boutique Hotel - Boutique accommodation offering warm and professional service, a central location and 30 individually designed rooms.
The Harbour Rocks Hotel - The most beautiful heritage hotel in the heart of The Rocks precinct.
$5 Flat rate parking now available on weekends in The Rocks if you wish to drive! Pre-book on the Wilson parking site or app or head to The Rocks website to find out more!
Faid Store - Obviously... Discover our new and emerging Aussie owned labels all in one store! We support over 20 labels and have everything from clothing to fragrances and accessories.
The Rocks Markets - With an array of market holders The Rocks markets are on every Saturday and Sunday. Soak in a little sun and stroll through the markets and support local business.
Hunting Hue - Owner, designer and photographer Rebecca has an eye for the creative and chic. Rebecca’ silk printed scarves with scenes of Sydney and surrounds are her best sellers.
AHW Studio - Our neighbours! This family business makes unique jewellery pieces from vintages watches and other found materials.
THINGS TO DO -
Pack a picnic blanket and check out the new pop-up picnic set-up - The perfect way to soak up the Summer rays! Every Sunday, 10am-3pm, The Rocks is hosting fresh produce stalls down near the harbour. So fill your baskets and have yourself a picnic with the best views of the most stunning waterway in the world!
Free Yoga Classes - Sunday's 10-11am check out the free Yoga class in the park. Reserve your space and don't forget your yoga mat!
Free Pilates Classes - Saturday's 10-11am check out the free 45 min Pilates workout by Melinda O'Rourke. Bookings are essential.
MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art is the home of modern art in Australia with an ever-changing exhibition program.
Endota Spa - Treat yourself to a relaxing massage or facial... or both! Head to Endota spa to relax and unwind! Book in advance so you don't miss out!
BREAKFAST & LUNCH SPOTS -
La Renaissance Patisserie - Ridiculously delicious pastries, cakes and coffees.
The Fine Food Store - Can confirm EVERYTHING is amazing on their menu! We are big fans of their Chai's and toasties!
The Tea Cosy - Have a cuppa, scones and knit away at tea cosy!
DINNER TOP PICKS -
Sergeant Lok - Modern Asian bar and restaurant located in the heritage listed Old Police Station building, Sergeant Lok has a unique dining atmosphere and delicious dishes to boot!
Pony Dining - Wood-fired grilled meats and tasty small plates. Their outdoor seating is perfect for those warm Summer nights.
The Doss House - You can't come to The Rocks and not check out The Doss House! Based in a heritage underground venue is the old-world whisky bar. Amazing cocktails, whiskey, charcuterie platters and live music!!
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We hope to welcome you to the The Rocks soon. If you do pass by please pop in and let us know you’re keeping in the loop with Faid by mentioning this blog and will take 10% off your purchase instore!