Generally, suburbs in Australia to be quiet and peaceful, with nothing much to do in terms of entertainment. They are good places to raise a family or to spend your retirement, but it can be a bit slow for someone looking for a good time. Those looking for nightlife usually go to the city to find it.
Fortitude Valley is a suburb, but it is a little different – well, a lot different. If you plan to visit on a weekend, M&A Apartments suggests booking your accommodation in advance, or you may just experience more than what you want.
Fortitude Valley, or simply The Valley, is the first dedicated entertainment district in Australia. Located in central Brisbane, it is within easy reach of the Brisbane central business district. About 50,000 people that work hard all week head out there for weekend relaxation. At night, the Valley comes alive with numerous bars and clubs with live music as well as all kinds of restaurants on every block. International DJs routinely visit the area to wow the audience. Your biggest problem in The Valley is choosing where to go.
Aside from a jumping nightlife, The Valley is home to a rich cultural mix that makes a visit there a unique treat. If you hanker after the elegant and sophisticated, stroll along James Street to check out the fashion labels on display, and dine on different cuisines in the many restaurants lining Brunswick Street. If you find grunge more to your taste, you should not miss a visit to Heya. You can feast on Southeast Asian street food, and explore the hidden bars and intimate corners.
If you like bargains, you should check out the newly reopened Fortitude Valley Markets, which open on weekends. Browse among the local art and craft products, collectibles and food, all to the accompaniment of live music. Even if nothing catches your fancy, you will definitely enjoy the experience.