It's Monday again! We hope you had a great weekend and that you are well rested and ready to take on the day. But let's be honest, Mondays are the worst. It's the first reminder that your weekend is over, but we have a few great things for you to do that won't make your Monday that bad. The best part is that it's all for free! Check out today's Australian installment of Dollars & Sense by reading below.
Have Lunch At The Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens, which are just a short walk around the water's edge from the Sydney Opera House, is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful settings you will see anywhere, with the gardens filling an area of land between the harbor and the eastern part of the central business district.
The gardens sit on the side of an large piece of land and the harbor views from up on the hill are superb. There are large trees with a wonderful shade canvas and this makes the best spot imaginable to stop and have lunch.
A walkway is popular for lunchtime walks or jogs. The gardens have more than one million specimens and there is even a hop-on hop-off "train" for the less energetic.
The gardens are an excellent place to escape the noise of the city. They open daily at 6.30am and close at sunset. Entry to the gardens is free.