From the city to the sea, Perth is one city that definitely blooms in spring. Packed with beautiful beaches, awesome attractions and incredible events, there’s no better time to explore this magical city so book a Perth staycation for the upcoming spring school holidays. Executive Escapes has a huge portfolio of serviced holiday apartments across Perth perfect for a weekend away for the whole family, four-legged friends included. If you’re after a luxurious getaway full of world-class food, festivals and fun, Perth is the place to be this spring. Whether you’re staying for a couple of days or a couple of weeks, here’s a few things you shouldn’t miss.
Get Festive at the Kings Park Festival
This annual festival held in September celebrates the remarkable flowers, plant life and culture of Western Australia. See thousands of Western Australian wildflowers in full bloom right across Kings Park and take part in dozens of free events for the whole family, including displays, guided walks and talks, kid’s activities and much more.
Visit the Araluen Tulip Festival
With over 270 varieties of exotic and native species and 330 camellia plants including one which was planted in 1930s, the Araluen Botanic Park is much-loved Perth attraction that can be enjoyed all year round. With spring around the corner, the Yates Springtime at Araluen Festival really brings the park to life. Featuring 150,000 tulips in full bloom, complemented by 36,000 Spring flowering bulbs, guided walking tours and treasure hunts for the young explorers, there’s no better way to bask in the spring sun.
Check Out the Awesome International Arts Festival
Held at the Perth Cultural Centre this Spring school holidays, the Awesome International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things brings the best in theatre, dance, music, puppetry, visual arts and more, from around the world to the heart of Perth. Ideal for children of all ages, it is a guaranteed fun day of entertainment for everyone.
Do a Segway Tour
Looking for a different way to get around and see the sights? Take an entertaining ride around West Perth on a futuristic Segway. See the new Elizabeth Quay development and famous Swan Bell Tower, spot bottlenose dolphins in the waters of Matilda Bay, ride through the lush gardens of Kings Park and check out the local landmarks like the Old Swan Brewery and Mount Eliza.
See a Gorgeous Sunset at the Beach
Definitely one of the best perks of staying in Perth is its beaches. With the backdrop of the Indian Ocean, Perth is home to crystal clear waters, glistening white sand and sun-filled spring days so grab a towel and spend a day relaxing at the beach. Being on the west coast, Perth sunsets are absolutely sensational, so make sure you pop down in the afternoons to enjoy one of the best things about Perth. Which beach is best?
- Cottesloe Beach – only 20 minutes away from Perth city by public transport, popular due to its laid-back surf culture, clear waters, and nearby pubs and restaurants to grab a bite or beer.
- Mullaloo Beach – a favourite for families, the waves aren’t too big, so it’s safe for swimming even for beginners. With a grassed area at the top perfect for barbecues and picnics, there is a lot of space and a playground for kids to play.
- Scarborough Beach – With a recently completed $100 million upgrade it’s a great time to visit Scarborough Beach even if you have been many times before. New additions to the beach include a large play space for families, a beach pool and a skate bowl.
- City Beach – With plenty of open-air cafes and upscale seafood restaurants overlooking the ocean, this beach perfect for a romantic sunset cocktail.
Shop ‘Till You Drop at the Fremantle Markets
One of the most famous market in WA, and one of the best in the whole country, it offers fresh local produce, handcrafted souvenirs, clothing, delicious food and an eclectic atmosphere of over 100 years of culture and heritage. Free to enter and stroll around, the Fremantle market makes perfect day out for the family. Walk along the Heritage Trail to learn about the market’s role in the city’s history, visit the animal farm, taste some of the specialties sold in the Hall and catch the buskers performing outside.
Visit Heirisson Island
Located at the eastern end of the river, this island in the middle of the city is one of the best places to go in Perth that few tourists know about. With a number of different facilities such as picnic spots, barbeque areas, a children’s playground and even a kangaroo sanctuary, this is one of Perth’s gems that you must visit, especially in spring.
Perth really is the city that has it all, and spring is one of the best times to visit. There is no better time to plan a staycation than now. For affordable and stylish holiday apartments for your getaway, browse our listings today. With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom options in all the best locations, find your home away from home for the upcoming spring school holidays with Executive Escapes. Check out our apartments online now, or get in touch with our team on (08) 9286 2641 to find out more.