Hot spots summer edition 2010 city of melbourneIt’s summer. The sun doesn’t go down till 9pm. Everyone is feeling relaxed and refreshed. So why not spend some time discovering, or rediscovering, the great things Melbourne offers in summer?

If browsing through MEL: HOT OR NOT doesn’t provide you with enough inspiration, pick up Hot Spots Summer Edition 2010, a cute booklet produced by the That’s Melbourne (City of Melbourne). It’s chock full of funky shops, cultural events, bars and eating out ideas interspersed with profiles of interesting Melburnians.

The little book covers the CBD, North Melbourne, Carlton, Docklands and Southbank and inside you can find chirpy writeups on previous MEL: HOT OR NOT entries such as Hutong Dumpling, Speakeasy Cinema and Chocolateria San Churro. But as you can see I’ve already tagged many more cool things I want to do and you’ll be seeing reviews of these places and activities on the blog in the coming weeks. I will be busy!Summer Serves city of melburne

That’s Melbourne are also promoting special summer dining offers related to theĀ Australian Open 2010 until 28 February. If you quote ‘Summer Serve‘ at selected restaurants in the CBD and Docklands, you receive two entrees for the price of one. It’s a bit of a strange promotion though because you have order a specific entree (ie not every entree is available as part of the offer) and then you receive two serves of it. So make sure you dine with a like-minded friend!

You can pick up Hot Spots Summer Edition 2010 and the Summer Serve booklet at the Melbourne Visitors Centre at Federation Square, Melbourne Visitors Booth in Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Town Hall and selected bars, cafes and galleries.

For more information, check out That’s Melbourne.