The capital of the state of Western Australia is also its largest city.
Perth is built around the Swan River where it spills out into the Indian Ocean. It received the nickname “City of Light” when residents turned on its streetlights to greet American astronaut John Glenn as he orbited overhead in 1962. By day, people swim, sun and surf on the glorious beaches while a vibrant nightlife lights up after the sun goes down. Music festivals and cultural centers offer great entertainment in this premier down under metropolis.
A whopping 2.06 million people call Perth their home, making it the fourth largest in Australia with projections predicting growth to top six million by mid-century. This bustling town has plenty to see and do in neighborhoods such as the vibrant City Center, the popular weekend attraction of Fremantle where folks flock for food and drink, the surfing capital which is Scarborough Park, the nightclub-laden Northbridge and the upscale inner suburb of Subiaco, best known perhaps for its fancy boutiques, wondrous galleries and gregarious cafes.