Sydney attracts visitors with its long hot summer days, golden beaches, world-class surfing and delicious brunches. The city is defined by its rugged Pacific coastline as its exquisite harbor.
Compared to the other Australian cities, Sydney is loud, uncompromising and in-your-face. The multi-cultural city has a lively food scene, great cafes, and a buzzing art scene.
Just like in every big city, use common sense and keep your wits with you. Sydney is generally safe for women travelers, although you should avoid walking alone late at night. The city feels safe and relaxed around the centre, especially during the day.
There are a few parts that have bad reputations, but they are outside the CBD. Train stations late (past 9pm) can be almost deserted and unsafe and should be avoided.
Sydney isn't top of mind when it comes to being a digital nomad haven due to the high living costs. However, the city is great for startups and networking opportunities.
The best times to visit Sydney are September through November and from March to May. These months skirt Sydney's high and low seasons, offering visitors comfortable temperatures and manageable tourist crowds.
Sydney's warmest weather and peak tourist season falls between December and February (America's winter).