St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia is a remarkable place situated on one of the most picturesque points of the bay a short distance from the city with beautiful sandy beaches that has become one of the main tourist destinations here and is renowned for its picturesque bay side setting, close proximity to the city, beaches, music venues, restaurants and cafe lifestyle.

There are many attractions here including Acland Street which is one of Melbourne`s Food Precincts famous for its cake shops, the Upper Esplanade which has fantastic views of the Bay with the newly restored and refurbished St Kilda Baths and Royal Yacht Squadron in the foreground.

The landmark Esplanade Hotel is a venue for music gigs. On Sundays, a craft market is held on the Upper Esplanade, the Lower Esplanade which is directly opposite the beach and beachside restaurants and is known for a number of landmarks including Luna Park fun fair, Palais Theatre (now a popular concert venue) and the St Kilda Baths (for years the venue for shady nightclubs but now restored to its former glory), the Luna Park, a historic fun fair that is the best known St Kilda landmark.

The laughing face facade and roller coaster have both been classified by the National Trust and amongst others the St Kilda Botanic Gardens which is a delightful sanctuary with spectacular rose gardens that are among the best in Melbourne.

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