There will never be a shortage of things to do when you are in the Valley. Also keep in mind that we are located in very close proximity to public transport that can take you anywhere in Brisbane. With the Fortitude Valley Station only a 5-minute walk away access is easy to the city, Gold Coast or Exhibition centre.
Econolodge City Palms offers accommodation conveniently located to all Brisbane has to offer. Plus we are a 5 Min walk to Brisbane’s Show grounds and we are also within waking distance to the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Royal Women’s Hospital, ideal for anyone looking for accommodation close to the hospital.
Fortitude Valley is hip and edgy, yet sophisticated. It is where elegance and style meet grungy and offbeat, and heritage-listed properties proudly stand among contemporary buildings.
Fortitude Valley is very centrally located very close to the CBD the Showground and the Royal Brisbane Hospital as well as various major freeways and public transport options.
“The Valley”, as it is known, was Australia’s first dedicated entertainment district and continues to be a hive of activity. From a selection of live music international DJs play in the clubs and chic bars.
The impressive Chinatown Mall is a hub of exotic Chinese restaurants and markets. Near by the valley is The Emporium complex which channels a European village feel with restaurants, delis as well as James St which showcases some of the best Australian fashion labels. Brunswick St is home to various multicultural dining options.
There are boutiques a plenty that cater to all tastes and flares. Try James street for some of Australia’s finest label’s, The Emporium and Ann Street.
The Collective Markets are a South Bank must-do experience while in Brisbane. They feature plenty of cool trinkets and goodies that you won’t find anywhere else including arts, crafts, home wares, collectables, exotic items, designer fashion, handmade jewellery and much more.
Check out the streets with this fabulous street tour of Brisbane street art Brisbane Greeters run bespoke tours all over Brisbane. Choose Fortitude Valley as your location and say you’re interested in street art to be taken on a three-hour tour exploring the stories and people behind murals and other pieces in the area.
Near by Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is Brisbane’s leading venue for live performances and they showcase some of the best performances from Australia and around the world. For more information on what is coming up, you can see more here.
New Farm has the Brisbane Power House which features various art and cultural events and food as well as the Sunday markets which is always wonderful.
Sciencentre is a fabulous place of intrigue and fascination. Located in South Bank and ideal for kids and adults alike. View the current and upcoming exhibitions here.
Birdees – Open seven days in the heart of Fortitude Valley, has three bars, an awesome function space, a tiki-inspired rooftop beer garden, 12 metre long pool, private booths and live entertainment.
Alfred & Constance – You can’t help but feel like you’re catching up with old mates when you visit Alfred & Constance. Named after the two Fortitude Valley street corners on which it sits, this establishment is actually two neighbouring Queenslander homes linked by a walkway, with a number of different eating and drinking spots.
Brunswick & Ann – Housed in the old bank building, its tap list is bound to satisfy the craft beer phenomenon. There are 26 taps across the two levels with the basement bar still containing the original four walls to the old bank vault.
The GPO Hotel – Encapsulates all that is the Valley. With open-air balconies and Italian leather lounges surrounding sleek marble bars, GPO is a well-known celebrity haunt for local, interstate and international celebrities and sports stars. With a range of the best national and international DJs gracing the decks of the Main Room and a Lounge Bar.
Beat Mega Club – Brisbane’s longest-running dance club across five floors, seven bars, guest DJs and drag shows. The nightclub has been open for over 3 decades and is a favourite of the city’s gay and lesbian community.