All grown up and revitalised, Perth has ranked highly for its livability, and the world is taking notice. If you haven’t been in a while, keep reading for 9 ways to enjoy the boomtown, day and night.

1. Elizabeth Quay

Start with a stroll around Elizabeth Quay’s riverfront walkways, sculptures and restaurants. We think it looks most beautiful at night when it’s lit in neon.

2. Cathedral Square

Cathedral Square is another spot that gears up from 5pm and beyond. The heritage boutique zone is home to some great bars and restaurants.

3. Rooftop Movies

Catch Rooftop Movies on the seventh floor of the City of Perth Roe Street carpark.

4. Perth Cultural Centre

From Cathedral Square head to the cultural heart of the city for live music, theatre and art at the Perth Cultural Centre.

5. Long Chim

A highlight in Cathedral Square is David Thompson’s Thai restaurant, Long Chim.

6. Mechanics Institute

Find a strip of one-off micro shops, cafes and bars on William Street, Northbridge. We love this cocktail bar, accessed via a rear laneway.

7. Shadow Wine Bar

On the same laneway you’ll find this fantastic European diner and bar, Shadow Wine Bar.