Sydney certainly doesn’t lack options when it comes to planning your weekend. You could go to a different suburb or restaurant every single Saturday for a year and still wouldn’t run out of options. There is nothing worse than finding out that the event of the year was 2 weeks ago. Luckily for all of us there are few really good websites that will help you stay up to date with the best Sydney to do’s.
There are probably hundreds of blogs and websites listing Sydney to do’s, but there are 6 major sites you absolutely need to be aware of. Most of them also have newsletters and social media accounts. Embrace your FOMO and sign up to all of them, so you never have to miss out on those free burgers or major festivals.
Sydney.com is the official website of the city. It’s a great resource for everything related to the city. They have a very straight forward collection of major Sydney to do’s broken out by categories; Aboriginal Culture, Arts and Culture, Beach Lifestyle, Food and Drink etc. They also have a directory of events. It’s my go to site for finding out information about the National Parks, less-known spots and cultural events.
Time Out is certainly one of the best Sydney to do sites covering literally everything you need to know. If you lived in another major city (London, NewYork etc.) you are probably already familiar with them. They have a bunch of ever-green collections of places to visit, but also constantly share the latest events and newest restaurants. You won’t find anything in the city, that wasn’t on this site. My favourite thing about Time Out is that you can search Sydney to do’s by category and timing.
Similar to the other Sydney to do sites Concrete Playground has a great collection of events and restaurants. There are many options to narrow your search, for example ‘Under $20’, ‘Good for dates’, ‘Pop up’ etc.
Concrete Playground also has a news section that helps you keeping up to date with what’s happening in the city.
It’s one of my go to’s for finding great spots for food and drinks, for example best brunches or shakes in Sydney.
Another fantastic website for planning your free time in Sydney is Broadsheet. They cover everything from food & drink, through culture and events. It’s really straight forward and simple, you can narrow your search by time and category. They also cover all the standard places you need to know of as well as any new places and pop ups.
I always check broadsheet when I am looking for the best place to do or eat something.
Without being too repetitive: Urban List also covers everything happening in Sydney. The site also has a blog covering a range of topics (e.g. health, travel, beauty) not only Sydney to do’s.
Weekend notes is slightly different than the other Sydney to do sites. It has a huge collection of blog articles written by fellow Sydneysiders.
Sydney to do’s are even more fun if you have a great group of friends to go with. If you are new to the city, read our article about 6 ways to easily make friends in Sydney.