There's so much to do in and around Fortitude Valley, and staying at BreakFree Fortitude Valley means you'll be close to everything. There's the James Street Precinct with its specialty foods, fashion boutiques, art house cinema and the market open seven days. Whiz up to the Brunswick Street Mall and mingle among everything from emerging designers, jewellery, collectables and gifts. There are outdoor cafés, beer gardens, music and plenty of atmosphere.
Perhaps you're in the mood for something a little quieter. New Farm Park is always relaxing and the bustling Jan Powers market is held there once a fortnight. Brisbane's finest galleries and museums are within easy reach and the showgrounds – host to many festivals and events, are minutes away.
Festivals are big. If you're here in August there's the EKKA at the Showgrounds, Riverfire at Southbank in September, Soundwave in February and of course the State of Origin battles at Suncorp Stadium.
Chinatown Mall is always a favourite for locals and tourists alike, but if you really want to be taken to dizzying heights then why not consider a climb up the Story Bridge?