Manly: See the sights

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Back in the 1940s, a steamship company used the slogan "seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care..." to describe Manly, and it's still accurate all these years later.

The beachside suburb is 17 or 30 minutes from Sydney's central business district depending on which ferry you take from Circular Quay. The ride over feels like an adventure in itself.

The close-up views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the expanse of the harbor are sublime.

Once there, you'll find a bustling wharf with many restaurants, including smokehouse and grill Papi Chulo and contemporary Italian eatery Hugos Manly.

Papi Chulo, Manly Wharf, 22-23 E Esplanade; +61 2 9240 3000
Hugos Manly, Manly Wharf, 1 E Esplanade, Manly; +61 2 8116 8555

First published September 18, 2017: 10:20 AM ET