Heading for Sydney for a daycation and wondering how to spend your time? We’ve outlined some of the best ways to while away your day.
Our Sydney Day Stay Suggestions
Food – There’s a range of restaurants and culinary styles on offer in Sydney. Indian cuisine can be enjoyed at Mian’s Restaurant, with Canadian food at Flavor Downtown bistro. Pub enthusiasts and Chinese lovers should try Governors Pub & Eatery and A Bite of Asia.
Museums – Small but perfectly formed, the Old Sydney Society features displays dedicated to Cape Breton’s natural and social history. The St Patrick's Church Museum has exhibits relating to Cape Breton County’s religious history, housed in a former church constructed in the Pioneer Gothic style.
Culture – Culture vultures will enjoy the range of theatres on offer, including The Highland Arts Theatre and the Boardmore Playhouse Concert Hall. If you have an affection for artwork why not pay Cape Breton University Art Gallery a visit? Those who prefer Lady Luck’s company can visit the Casino Nova Scotia and try their hand at gambling.
The Big Fiddle – If you want a photo opportunity with the biggest fiddle in the world, you’ve come to the right place. The statue of violin and bow is bigger than any other, and even plays music.
A Quintet Of Sydney Facts
Although founded back in 1785 by the British, it wasn’t until more than a century later (1904) Sydney became a city.
Less than a century after becoming a city, Sydney was absorbed into the regional municipality in 1995.
Sydney was the capital of Cape Breton Island until 1820, when the-then colony joined with Nova Scotia and the capital moved to Halifax.
The Sydney waterfront is home to the largest fiddle in the world.
Sydney is nicknamed The Steel City due to its expansion in the steel boom times of the early 20th century.