Prepare to play in St Kilda, where you can kick up your heels by the seashore. Experience live music in open spaces or heritage venues, or get dizzy on the whirligigs at Luna Park.

Melbourne's favourite beachside suburb

Keep an eye out for little penguins at the St Kilda Breakwater, visit the Sunday St Kilda Esplanade Arts and Craft Market, and take a thrilling ride at iconic Luna Park. Re-live genteel resort days as you take a dip in the heated seawater spas and pools at the historic St Kilda Sea Baths.

Along the pretty foreshore, join locals who walk, cycle and skate under the palms. Sail, windsurf, kitesurf or kiteboard out on the glittering bay.

Tempt the senses

Fine dining abounds: book a coveted spot at Donovans, Stokehouse and Cafe di Stasio. There's margaritas to enjoy at Radio Mexico. Catch live music at the Palais Theatre and the Prince Bandroom or a show at National Theatre and Theatre Works. See the latest exhibition at Linden New Art or a double feature at The Astor.

St Kilda Festival

Get carried along with the crowds at February's St Kilda Festival. A week of music and comedy performances culminates in Festival Sunday, when the streets are closed to best carry on the suburb's historic penchant for revelry.

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