18. Do some record shopping in Newtown
You can find all sorts of treasures with a walk down King St, but Newtown’s vinyl offering is some of the best. Make sure to hit Newtown institution Repressed Records, along with Egg Records, for new and secondhand vinyl.
This World Heritage-listed park is just a 90-minute drive (or a 1-2 hour train ride) from the city, and known for its blue haze -- hence, “Blue Mountains.” Enjoy a long hike, then check out the mountainside towns for lunch.
20. Consume late-night pizza and live music at Frankie’s
Hit the dance floor at this rock ‘n roll dive bar and wash down a $5 slice with a Whisky Apple. While you might’ve done things you’ll regret that night, this won’t be one of them.
21. Hit up the Island Bar at Cockatoo Island
Pull up a beach chair, grab a cocktail jug (yes, a jug), and soak up the sun under one of the signature striped umbrellas at this bar in the middle of Sydney Harbor.