The gorgeous capital city of Western Australia, Perth is a bustling urban center with natural preserves and waterways. Book one of Travelocity's discounted Perth vacation packages, and you can walk above the trees, spend afternoons on the sand, or commune with the animals. And while the arts are always favored in Perth, the festivals will have you yearning to return every year just to see more.
Leave your bags at your hotel in Perth, and make your way over to the Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Bush land, thousands of plant varieties, and more than 70 species of birds will greet you. Within the park is the Lotterywest Federation Walkway. This path of glass and steel takes you above the trees, presenting you with spectacular city and river views, Aboriginal art, and glimpses of the Botanic Gardens from above. You can also visit the noted War Memorial, or climb the DNA Tower's 101 spiraling stairs. Check out the Perth Mint for some mesmerizing gold displays, or dive into the interactive science exhibits at Scitech, before cavorting with the animals at the Perth Zoo. If it's sun and surf you're seeking, head out to the suburbs to hit the beach.
Book a vacation in Perth during late January to take in the shows at Fringe World Festival, and stay for February's International Arts Festival, the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere. It showcases film, arts, music, theater, writing, and dance on its lineup. Thousands arrive to take part in January's Australia Day Skyworks: celebrations are held throughout the city, and the fireworks display is spectacular. A heritage celebration called Fiesta is held every March, and the food, art, and carnival rides of September's Perth Royal Show are capped by pyrotechnics.
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So you've unpacked your bags and you're starting to feel a little jet lagged — what to do next? Sleep? No way... getaways are all about new experiences and extraordinary adventures! (Besides, you can always rest when you're back home.)
There are so many things you can try in Perth. If you're having issues deciding, here are a few of our favorites: