Ten Activities To Save For A Rainy Day
Welcome to Australian Summer - When it's either scorching hot or pouring rain. Luckily on our end of the Coast we're generally blessed with long days full of sunshine, but when the Heaven's open and it starts pouring we're often at a loss for things to do - And when it pours for more than a day, we tend to get a little stir-crazy. We may not be able to go on long hikes or work on perfecting our Summer tans, but that doesn't mean that we can't still have a little fun on the Coast with these ten wet weather boredom busting activities!
Arts, Entertainment and Shopping!
Just in case you weren't aware yet - There's some seriously cool stuff going down on the Coast this week! We've got events from Coomera to Cooly, with the revival of Buskers by the Creek back for yet another year and the grand opening of Coomera Westfield this Thursday. Grab your gal pals and shop to your hearts content with a huge range of sales in just about every store in Westfield, or head down to Cooly Tavern for two days of art, music and entertainment in Australia's biggest busking Festival! Not a fan of art and music? Don't worry, Westfield has plenty of food too!
Top 10 Spots For Lunch This Melbourne Cup
It's the race that stops the nation, and it's time to celebrate! 2018 Melbourne Cup is right around the corner and restaurants, bars and hotels all around the Coast are throwing open their doors and preparing their kitchen's to host the biggest parties of the year. Kicking off in just a month, it's time to pull out your fanciest frock and book your tickets to some of the biggest parties in town - And we know exactly where you should go.
7 Boredom Busters For All Of Your Kids These Holidays
Remember when we used to love school holidays because we could sleep in late and do whatever we wanted whenever we wanted to? Now it's our kids' turn... And we have to find something for them to do! Sleeping until 11am and watching movies all day is great, but if you're looking for a way to occupy your kids these holidays that doesn't involve PJ's, junk food and TV screens, we've got all of your prayers answered - And you'll even be able to have some fun too!
Crust, Cinemas & Fast Cars!
We've got 99 problems, but boredom ain't one of them. Now that Winter has come and gone the Coast is full of things for the kids, the cats and the neighbours to do, with car shows, Openair Cinemas and Chinese theatre popping up right in time for the holidays. Grab your kids and take them to movies under the stars or hire a babysitter and treat yourself to a day out, then finish it off with Pizza at the Coast's newest gourmet Pizza Bar! Whether you're a car lover, a movie critic or just looking for a good stuffed crust, we've got you covered - And trust us, you won't be disappointed!
Food, Fire & Fu Manchu!
New season, new you! Now that we can actually get out of bed before 9am without freezing, going out with your gal pals for brunch isn't such a bad idea. Cafe's and restaurants right around the Coast are breaking out their Spring menu's, with Waffles and Pancakes being swapped for Acai Bowls and Avo on Toast as we shake off the Winter blues and move back into the days of blue skies. There's nothing better than a day out with your gal pals - So why not hit up a cafe for their new Spring menu then head to NightQuarter for a show afterwards?
Pooches, Performances & Parties!
Well, we've done it. We've survived Winter! The cold is officially over, which means we can throw off our comfy blankets and re-emerge into the world ready whatever the Coast has in store. Celebrate (almost) the end of the working week at The Island and Longboards, or treat yourself to a cheeky session with Infamous The Show. Sanctuary Cove is also hosting their annual Paws and Pizzazz event this weekend, so if you're looking to cuddle some cute creatures this weekend, we know exactly where to find them...
French Finery & Flashback Friday!
Calling all baby boomers and 90's babies... Grab your neon tights, your boot-cut jeans and denim jackets, it's time to take it back to your gen! Grab your gal pals and celebrate #ThrowbackThursday this month with all your favourite 90's hits at Top Golf, or take it back even further and celebrate the best of the 80's at Melba's On The Park! Hosting their first "We Are 80s" #FlashbackFriday event, Melba's will be pumping all of your favourite hits for one hectic night... So grab your friends and come on in!
Party Like It's 1989!
Do you remember the greatest nights of your life on the glorious Gold Coast, the music, the people and the times of freedom in the 80’s? Dancing the night away at your favourite clubs like Melba's, Twains, Cocktails & Dreams, The Penthouse, Bensons, Fortunes & so many more? Well gather your friends from the 80s and come celebrate the good times to have the time of your life... Again!
Fine Wining & Vegan Dining
Grab your heels, put on some lipstick and head for the door - The finer things of life are coming to the Coast, and if you're willing to spend you're in for a treat. Palazzo Versace is opening it's doors for guests to indulge in gourmet Italian Cuisine during it's Gourmet Italian Food & Wine Festival, treating guests to several evenings of French Champagne and fine Italian feasting. Looking for something more budget friendly (we mean free)? Pull out your white clothes and head down to the Home of the Arts for their annual GLOW light show!
6 Must-Try Places In Broadbeach During Groundwater
When it comes to music festivals, we all know there's nothing worse than partying hard all day then not knowing where to go for a feed that night. With the Coast's biggest local music fest coming up this weekend, Broadbeach is ready to welcome in thousands of hungry people. Whether you're a local looking for somewhere new to try or just visiting for the weekend, we've made the experience a little bit easier for you, with six of the best places to grab a feed during Groundwater!
Winter Movies & Wine Masterclasses!
Is there anything better than spending your afternoon eating snacks and sipping wine? We didn't think so. Sanctuary Cove's Winter Wine Fest is right around the corner with plenty of local and international wines to savour, and Burleigh Brewing Co is hosting their next Outdoor Movie Night in a few weeks time. Beer or wine? Why not both!
Theatrical Feats & Vegan Feasts!
What would you do if you stole $40,000? Asking for a friend.
Travel around the world, try new foods and uncover your creative side this week with new shows, new foods and new creative programs to help you enjoy even the coldest Winter nights! We're addicted to carbs so we'll be going straight to The 4217 for their All You Can Eat Pizza & Pasta nights, but maybe we'll swing by HOTA later for a show. What are you doing?
Food, Fun & Theatre!
I hate to break it to you, but it's already July! We've had six months of food, culture, events and fun, but it's not over yet. There's new Mexican restaurants, exciting new live shows and even Christmas in July! Grab your friends and your jacket and slide down the rabbit hole... You never know what you'll discover!
7 Things You Have To Do This Winter
Well, Winter is here. Say goodbye to the long days and short nights, the warm weather and bright, sunny skies. We're lucky enough that we only really experience cold weather for a few weeks out of the whole three months (thanks Gold Coast!), but unless you plan on being a recluse for the entire season it's a good idea to seek out some Winter alternatives to keep you occupied.